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Brook F.P. Gardiner ’99

Brook Gardiner '99

Brook Gardiner joined NBC Universal Media in June 2019 after working in labor relations for 13 years at the National Football League (NFL). His primary responsibility at NBCUniversal is to support NBCU’s owned television stations and its NBCSports properties, including NBC Sunday Night Football, NBC Olympics, NHL on NBC, NASCAR, and Golf.

He graduated from the New York University School of Law, where won the Larry Fleisher Memorial Foundation Prize for extraordinary achievement in the area of sports and entertainment law. He became vice president, labor relations, at the NFL where he handled player-related arbitrations, provided labor law advice and was instrumental in a legislative and litigation effort by the major U.S. professional sports leagues to pass California Assembly Bill 1309, a law which narrowed the ability of out-of-state professional athletes to file California workers’ compensation claims.

Brook lives in New York City’s West Village with his wife, Jessica Prohias Gardiner, a learning specialist at LREI, which educates pre-kindergarten through high school students, and a trained ballet dancer. Outside of their professional lives, Brook and Jess are avid cyclists and sports fans.


Sports and Racial Discourse in America Today

Saturday, October 5

What role does professional sport play in racial discourse, and what responsibility do athletes and spectators have in this discussion? How did being an athlete at Princeton help the panelists Thrive and shape who they are today?

Craig Robinson ’83, Vice President of Player Development, New York Knicks and General Manager, Westchester Knicks

David L. Foster ’01, Deputy General Counsel, National Basketball Players Association
Brook F.P. Gardiner ’99, Vice President, Labor Relations NBC Universal Media LLC
Kelsey Koelzer ’17, Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach, Arcadia University
Maya Lawrence ’02, Product Marketing Manager, Smart AdServer