Long-time board member to play pivotal role with Hall of Fame
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced that James E. Vinick has been named Treasurer of the Corporation. Vinick, one of the longest serving members of the Board of Trustees and recently elected member of the Board of Governors, was presented with the Hall of Fame’s Chairman’s Cup last year to recognize his ongoing support and dedication to the shrine of the Basketball World.
“Jim has been an integral part of the development and success of the Basketball Hall of Fame for over 36 years,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “It is a great honor for him to hold the Treasurer position for the Board of Governors as he continues to play a critical role in our efforts for years to come.”
Vinick grew up in Springfield, Mass., nearby the original Hall of Fame on the campus of Springfield College. He is a 1962 graduate of Boston University - School of Management and later attended the New York Institute of Finance. Vinick was the recipient of the Boston University School of Management Distinguished Alumni Award and is very involved in raising money for The Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in memory of his late son, Jeffrey. Vinick has also received the Jimmy Fund’s Bob Cheyne Lifetime Commitment Award. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Moors & Cabot Investments. Prior to Moors & Cabot, he held posts as Senior VP at Advest, Inc., Dean Witter Reynolds and at Sherson Hammill. Beginning in the 1980's Vinick was also the financial editor and anchor news team commentator for 21 years of the ABC TV affiliate in Western Massachusetts and served 8 years as the financial editor of WHYN AM-FM Affiliated Broadcasting.
The Board of Governors and Trustees serve as the group responsible for overseeing the management of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Made up of individuals that work in or have worked in the game as well as business leaders that have supported the game, the Board is responsible for the governance of the Hall and its election process as well as to determine ways to raise revenue and increase awareness. The Board of Governors and Trustees are ambassadors for the Hall promoting its core mission, which is to celebrate the greatest moments and people in basketball on a worldwide basis.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Governors:
George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN Inc. and ABC Sports
Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman, President, CEO and Owner, Manna, Inc.
Sherman M. Brown, Chairman & CEO, 3 Media LLC
Greg Butler, Senior V.P. & General Counsel, Northeast Utilities
Jerry Colangelo (HOF Class of ‘04), Chairman, Board of Governors & Chairman, USA Basketball
Jody Conradt (HOF Class of ‘98), Former Head Coach, University of Texas
Charles Denson, President, Nike Brand, Nike Inc.
George Dickerman, Chairman (Retired), Spalding Sports Worldwide
Russell Granik, Deputy Commissioner, (Retired) NBA
Robin Harris, Executive Director, The Ivy League
Grant Hill, Player, NBA’s Phoenix Suns
Mannie Jackson, Chairman (Retired), Harlem Globetrotters International
William Koenig, NBAE EVP, Business Affairs & General Counsel, NBA
Joel Litvin, President, League & Basketball Operations, NBA
Harvey Mackay, Chairman & Founder, MackayMitchell Envelope Co.
Greg Shaheen, Interim Executive Vice President of Championships and Alliances, NCAA
Tom Stultz, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, IMG College
Mark Tatum, Executive VP, Global Marketing Partnerships, NBA
Jim Taubenfeld, Attorney, CPA & CFO, MeSalve, Inc.
Victor Ugolyn, Chairman, MONY Securities (Retired)
Jim Vinick, Senior VP Investments, Moors & Cabot, Inc.
Elaine Wynn, Director, Wynn Resorts