DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Athletics administrator Nina King has been named to SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2018. The annual list honors 40 executives for excellence and innovation in their respective careers, all before the age of 40.
A member of the Duke staff since 2008, King serves as the department's Deputy Director of Athletics for Administration/Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff. In this capacity, she has oversight responsibilities for the department’s Human Resource operation, Recreation and Physical Education and the development and execution of all department contracts while serving as the liaison to the University Senior Administration, Board of Trustees and Legal Counsel Office.
King also assists with oversight and development of special projects within the department, coordinates strategic planning initiatives and has sport oversight for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. On campus, she works with the Healthy Campus Steering Committee, Women’s Weekend Planning Committee and Women’s Impact Network. King also championed the creation and launch of The Rubenstein-Bing ACE program, a collaboration between Stanford and Duke for global civic engagement for student-athletes from both athletic departments.
A native of Tampa, Fla., and 2000 graduate of Notre Dame, King went on to earn a juris doctor degree and sports law certificate from Tulane Law School in 2005. She is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, Sports Lawyers Association, University of Notre Dame National Monogram Club and Florida Bar Association while serving on the Arizona State University College of Law “Sports Law and Business Program Advisory Board.”
In addition to her responsibilities with Duke Athletics, King co-teaches a sports business course in Duke’s Fuqua School of Business as part of Duke’s MBA program alongside Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White.