Resolution on Financial Literacy

Resolution on Financial Literacy

The Sports Financial Advisors Association at its International Financial Conference with representatives from Bosnia, Germany, Cyprus, Texas, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Washington, Arizona, New Jersey, Colorado, Tennessee, Utah, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina and New York unanimously resolves:

To encourage all high school, universities and athletic and business organizations to seriously consider requiring financial literacy for all student athletes.

Scott Andresen – Sports Law Expert

Scott Andresen – Sports Law Expert

Sport Financial Advisors aren’t just CPAs and CFPs – because many experts have an influence on an athlete and his money. We are lucky to have a highly reputable sport attorney speaking at the conference this year – Scott Andresen.

This is a not-to-be-missed event. Join us November 8-10 in Scottsda – le, AZ for the Sports Financial Advisors Association Annual Conference – Register today –
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Scott A. Andresen is the founder of Andresen & Associates, a Chicago-based law firm that focuses its offerings in the areas of sports law, entertainment and the arts, and intellectual property. The firm also has a strong focus in the startup and small entrepreneur space, addressing the legal needs of new and emerging business owners.

Prior to founding Andresen & Associates, Scott served as in-house legal counsel for the Arena Football League. He also worked for the legal department of The Oakland Raiders, and served as legal assistant to the executive director of the Illinois High School Association.

Scott’s practice areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Sports law, contracts drafted, reviewed and negotiated
  • Arts and entertainment law, contracts, licensing agreements and sponsorships
  • Small business law, contracts and business transactions, startups and entrepreneurial law
    Trademark and copyright applications

When he is not practicing, Scott is a sports law instructor in Northwestern University’s Masters of Sports Administration program. He also provides legal insight and commentary on sports law and sports business topics to national television, radio, print and online media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Tampa Bay Tribune, Seattle Tribune, Reuters, Associated Press, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Bleacher Report,,, Hungton Post, Courthouse News Service and

Athena Constantinou – Europe SFAA

Athena Constantinou – Europe SFAA

We are honored to have Athena Constantinou traveling all the way from Europe to speak and support the work of SFAA. Athena is very active with athletes in Europe helping them with finances, branding and their business.

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Athena P. Constantinou has over 30 years of experience in the financial field. Athena holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, with specialization in Accounting and Business Law, from the Bernard M. Baruch School of Business of the City University of New York. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Computer Information Systems from the same school. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York and she is an international member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She also holds a Chartered Global Management certification, a Financial Education Instructor certification from the US National Financial Educators Council and she is a member of the Sports Financial Advisers Association, the British Association of Sport and Law and the International Wealth Planners Association. She is an associate member of the Sports Lawyers Association.

Mrs. Constantinou has had considerable professional experience on an international level in the fields of tax and business consulting, advising high net worth individuals and entities in the sports and entertainment industries for more than 30 years. She has practiced as a CPA for a number of years in New York City with in depth involvement in international tax planning and business consulting. Her professional career revolves around the international aspects of taxation and consulting especially in the sports and entertainment industries. She is also heavily involved in providing advice in connection with tax structuring, development, valuation, commercialization and management of image rights of athletes and entertainers worldwide.

She is the founder of APC Sports Financial Literacy Academy which has as its mission to financially educate, empower and mentor athletes worldwide, so as to enable them to plan their desired financial future and attain financial independence. She is also the founder and editor of the Money Smart Athlete blog through which she reaches out and helps athletes from different corners of the world become Money Smart Athletes.



Twitter: @athenacpa

Brian D. Barton, Former MLB on Transition

Brian D. Barton, Former MLB on Transition

One of the most important aspects of specializing as an advisor for professional athletes (future, current or retired) is understanding the unique challenges they face. So we’re very excited to announce that Brian Barton will be speaking about transition – a major issue for professional athletes.

Brian D Barton is a former major league baseball player of the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves. He now serves as a youth advocate for financial literacy, personal development and social responsibility.

An entrepreneur, author (with 2 books under his belt) and empowerment speaker, Brian continues to tell people to be 100 percent of the 1 percent odds to be successful.

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In his own words:

My personal mission is to determine purpose in all of my endeavors, pursue passions that have been revealed to me, and demonstrate integrity in my life. The mission also consists of living a fulfilled life by taking advantage of new opportunities and continuously pursuing my quest for knowledge – by meeting new people, traveling to new places, and being receptive to new ideas.

My ultimate goal is to place a hand in impacting and enhancing the lives of others. In all, I recognize that my personal mission cannot and will not be fulfilled without the grace of God; the source of my strength, my happiness, and my life.

John Skelton – Former Cardinals QB Speaking!

NFL, Cardinals Football, The Sports Financial Advisors Association Conference is a place that brings together the best minds in sport and finance! In that vein, we are excited to announce John Skelton, former Quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals will be joining us as a speaker.

John Skelton was born and raised in El Paso, TX where he excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. John would go on to earn a football scholarship from Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. As a three year starting Quarterback and team captain for the Rams, the Business Administration Major was the 5th Round Pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2010 NFL Draft.

John would go on to start 16 games over a three year career with the Cardinals; he also had brief stints with the Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, and Montreal Allouettes of the CFL before retiring from football in 2015.

Setting up permanent roots in Tempe, AZ where he lives with his young son Jonah; John is currently engaged in his second career as a Licensed Property & Casualty Producer for Brown & Brown Insurance of Phoenix in which he assists Large Companies with all their commercial insurance needs.

Lauryn Williams, MBA Speaking at the Conference!

Lauryn Williams, MBA Speaking at the Conference!

Financial Advisor, Olympic Medalist, We are thrilled to announce Lauryn Williams, MBA and Olympic medalist will be speaking at the Sports Financial Advisors Association Annual Conference!

Hearing from athletes who have transitioned into careers as financial advisors can give us a unique perspective on the issues facing athletes. Welcome Lauryn Williams to the SFAA family!

Lauryn Williams is a 4-time Olympian, 3-time Olympic medalist and the first American woman to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Her company, Worth Winning,, offers virtual services to help professional athletes get the answers to the financial questions that matter most to them.

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