Warren K. Zola
Carroll School of Management at Boston College
Executive Director, Boston College Chief Executives Club
Board Member, You Can Play
Warren K. Zola serves as the Executive Director of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, the top ranked executive speaking forum in the country, and a program of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Prior to his promotion to the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Zola served as Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College for 10 years. In addition to his administrative duties, Zola is an adjunct faculty member in the Carroll School’s departments of Business Law and Operations teaching two graduate courses—Sports Law and The Business of Sports. He also serves as the Chair of the University’s Professional Sports Counseling Panel, where he advises student-athletes pursuing career opportunities in professional athletics.
As an expert in the business of sports, sports law, and the transition of student-athletes from college to professional sports, Zola is frequently relied upon by the national media for his insight and perspectives. Zola is also a regular guest columnist for The Huffington Post and serves as the Executive Editor of The Sports Law Blog. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist around the country on legal issues in the college and professional sports world, and was invited to a Congressional round table discussion as a guest expert to discuss reform in college athletics.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University where he founded the Sports Law Society, and a Masters in Business Administration from Boston College. He has been an active member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1993. Zola serves on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations: Mass Mentoring Partnership and the You Can Play Project.