SCOT X. ESDAILE
Executive Director, USMTG
President, Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches &
NAACP National Board Member
Boxing Commissioner, State of Connecticut
Scot X. Esdaile was born and raised in the Greater New Haven area. He is a graduate of Hamden High School. He attended Virginia State University from 1983-1987, majoring in Public Administration.
Mr. Esdaile developed an early passion in public affairs and politics as a young adult. He has worked on several national campaigns for prominent change agents such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Doug Wilder, former Governor of Virginia, Al Sharpton along with many other National and Local Campaigns. In 1992, Mr. Esdaile founded Elm City Nation, an at-risk youth organization geared towards community development and the goal of eradicating gang violence. The organization was recognized nationally and featured on MTV, Montel Williams, BET, and the Sally Jesse Raphael Show. Mr. Esdaile is committed to empowering youth to become future leaders and believes that early intervention and prevention programs are the key to stabilizing our younger generations to come.
CEO of Special Delivery Tickets LLC
Mike Freeman began working in the ticket industry during the 1980’s. He has over 30 years of experience in the live event industry and is considered a leader in legislative issues related to minorities. Mr. Freeman is the current owner of Special Delivery Tickets LLC, based out of Seattle, WA. He co-founded USMTG after attending an annual conference in 2014. The experience urged him to address the discriminatory practices and lack of opportunities and representation for minorities in the live event industry.
Freeman’s passion for uplifting and supporting inner city youth and the less fortunate developed at a young age. He has worked with dozens of organizations, youth and communities throughout the nation and has strong ties within them. Mr. Freeman’s work includes mentoring, organizing charity events and providing otherwise unreachable experiences for distressed teens through the donation of tickets, mentorship and organizing life enriching adventures.
CEO of Smooth Tickets
Raymond "Smooth" Summers of Atlanta is the owner of Smooth Tickets, who has been in the ticket business for 40 years. Smooth Tickets specializes in securing better ticket seats at sporting events and concerts, providing its customers prime seating.
Summers is a native of Atlanta and continues to reside there. Mr. Summers is a strong advocate and business person within the Atlanta community. He is the CEO and Founder of Smooth Tickets, Inc. Smooth Tickets was born out of Raymond Summers’ love of attending Atlanta Falcons football games. Even though, the Falcons were an expansion team and not winning many games, he enjoyed the experience, the atmosphere, and the fans so much that he decided to become a season ticket holder. As seasons went on, fans expressed to him the difficulty in purchasing tickets for the football games as well as other events. He saw an opportunity to create a business and to help people. He wanted people to have a stress-free and positive experience and enjoy the event(s) that they paid to attend. Smooth Tickets, Inc. has continued this mission for the past 40 years.