DARREN KOHNE, RightBrain Networks account executive/Atlanta Hawks advanced scout/Darren Kohne Enterprises president

As an advanced scout for the Atlanta Hawks NBA team, Darren Kohne helped guide them to the best season in franchise history this year and assisted the Hawks in winning the Eastern Conference for the first time in over 40 years. He served as an NCAA Division I college basketball coach for over 13 years, has worked for four professional sports franchises, and has directed over 85 camps. He has been listed among the top 50 coaches in the country on five separate occasions.

Kohne also sold over $2 million in sales in his first year at RightBrain Networks, helping to double the size of the company and become named as one of the 20 best places to work in Michigan. As a motivational speaker, he has delivered over 50 keynote/event speeches. He is also a published writer and has owned Wesley’s Bar & Grill in downtown Toledo for the past 10 years.

Nominated by Ryan Rowley, Devonte Pratt, Mike Mitchell, Vonetta Ware, Barbara Collins, and Alan Geoffrion