Every day is different for Stone, who also has experience in Olympic and collegiate sports … and barbecue.
Where did you go to college? University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
What did you think you would do when you were a kid? I wanted to be an Olympic athlete, an executive and work in the NBA.
First job in the industry: I interned at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, in the USA Boxing division. My first paying job was as assistant sports information director at the University of Miami.
Biggest achievement: I hope to leave a legacy and help develop and grow new talent.
Favorite live event you’ve attended: When we won our first NBA championship in 2006.
Best advice you’ve ever received: Judge people by their actions, not their words.
Best day / worst day on the job: Same event, different years. We celebrated our 2006 championship with a parade. It did not go as planned and a near riot almost broke out when we made a left turn on the parade route and the crowd started breaking through gates. When we did it again in 2012, we focused on making sure we did everything right. Lesson learned.
What would people be surprised to learn about you? I am a certified BBQ judge in Kansas City style.