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Bruce Wimbish

Bruce Wimbish joined Porter Wright’s sports law practice in July 2018. He is responsible for raising the practice’s profile and generating business development opportunities to increase the client base of professional athletes and sports entities that use the firm’s full suite of legal services.

Bruce is also Vice President of Columbus-based Anomaly Sports Group, an affiliate of the law firm of Porter Wright. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, which focuses on the development and delivery of critical life skills training to collegiate student-athletes and professional athletes. Anomaly aims to build on its consulting opportunities with collegiate athletic departments and professional teams, leagues and player associations on the development efforts they have in place to prepare athletes for life off the court and field.

Bruce’s experience in working in professional sports includes seven seasons with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. He joined the franchise in 2004 as a marketing intern and then was the team’s first Corporate Communications Coordinator at the start of that season. That role with the team was focused on generating positive publicity for the team’s business operations. including supporting the players’ community relations and business efforts by generating media coverage. In 2007, he was promoted to Basketball Communications Manager and responsible for overseeing media credentials, the team’s game notes and statistics while assisting with press releases and interview requests for players, coaches and front office personnel.

After seven years working in the NBA, Bruce joined the Greater Columbus Sports Commission (GCSC) in December 2010. In seven years, he generating immense earned media value for the organization and Columbus as a destination for sporting events, including golf’s The Presidents Cup in 2013, the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend, 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, 2016-17 USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships, the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four, various FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and MLS events, among others.

Bruce earned a B.B.A. in Business Operations from the University of Cincinnati in June 2000, a M.B.A. in Marketing from The Ohio State University in June 2002 and a M.A. in Sports Management in June 2008. While at Ohio State, his first job in sports was with the Columbus Blue Jackets as a corporate sales intern.

The Columbus native is a graduate of Worthington Kilbourne High School and enjoys playing basketball, weightlifting, movies and music. Bruce resides in Gahanna with his wife, Camille, and daughters Maia and Aviana.