Mandy Gutmann is a versatile and award-winning communications and community development executive operating at the intersection of sports, entertainment, media, and the non-profit sector. She excels in driving business growth through compelling storytelling, safeguarding brand reputations, establishing community partnerships, mentoring talent, and building internal communications systems.
Currently serving as a communications and social impact consultant, Gutmann specializes in marketing communications, brand reputation, thought leadership, social media, gameday media operations, and more.
In her previous role, Gutmann held the position of Executive Vice President of Communications and Community Relations at BSE Global properties, including Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets and their NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, and their NBA 2K League affiliate, NetsGC. In this capacity, she oversaw all aspects of corporate communications and implemented new strategies to engage both internal and external stakeholders.
During her BSE tenure from 2012 through 2022, Gutmann played a pivotal role in launching the Brooklyn Nets brand after the team’s move from New Jersey, the grand opening of Barclays Center, the reopening of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, and the reopening of the iconic music venue, Webster Hall.
While heading community and government relations at BSE, Gutmann led the company’s response efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included transforming Barclays Center into a food pantry to feed 30,000 people and a voting site for the 2020 Presidential Election. She also initiated the creation and implementation of an art curriculum now taught in over 100 New York City Public Schools.
Crain’s New York Business recognized Gutmann in 2019 and 2022 as a Notable Woman in Sports. Additionally, she proudly serves as a Stonewall Ambassador for the charitable giving organization associated with the historic Stonewall Inn, the site of the 1969 riots that sparked the gay rights movement.
Gutmann began her career at the Women’s Sports Foundation before joining the Public Relations and Community Relations departments at the New York Knicks. She subsequently held various public relations positions at Madison Square Garden across the sports properties group and MSG Network. Following her time at MSG, Gutmann served as Exposure Creative Agency’s sports publicity lead, working with clients Converse and Casio G-Shock to bridge sports, lifestyle, and fashion.
A graduate of Ithaca College with a B.A. in journalism and sports studies, Gutmann resides in Brooklyn with her family.