Sports Law • Risk Management

Team

Katharine M. Nohr, Esq.


Katharine M. Nohr, the author of Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention, is a principal for Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, providing career longevity and reputation risk management training to professional athletes.


BACKGROUND

Ms. Nohr is a licensed attorney and has been admitted to the Hawaii State Bar since 1988. She is also admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts of Hawaii and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Ms. Nohr received her law degree from the University of Utah and has a political science degree from the University of Washington.


Angela I. Hayslett, Esq.


Mrs. (Flannery) Hayslett is a principal for Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, providing sports risk management education and consulting to sports and recreation organizations, events, facility managers, athletes and attorneys.


BACKGROUND

Mrs. Hayslett is a licensed attorney in the state of Colorado. She received her juris doctor in 2009 from the University of Cincinnati where she wrote for the Freedom Center Journal and participated in the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. She was also a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society through the University of Dayton School of Law. Before law school, Mrs. Hayslett earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Broadcast Communications with a minor in Sports Management from Otterbein College (now called Otterbein University) in 2001. Currently she is teaching law and ethics and programming courses for hospitality, sport and recreation students at James Madison University in Virginia where she also earned a Master's in Sport and Recreation Leadership in 2012. Mrs. Hayslett has also taught a human resources and law course as part of a restaurant manager certificate program.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Currently, Mrs. Hayslett is conducting an extensive qualitative research project to better understand the risks and risk management procedures of university athletic facilities all over the United States. By analyzing the risks and risk management procedures in this study, Mrs. Hayslett hopes to guide professionals towards selecting appropriate risk management strategies to manage their athletic facilities. She was selected through a triple-blind peer review to present her research findings at the premier annual conference hosted by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) in Ottawa, Canada in June 2015.

Mrs. Hayslett is also the creator and race director for the annual Wintergreen Adaptive Sports 5k road race held in Nelson County, Virginia. She is responsible for planning and implementing the annual event and oversees that the volunteers and police run the competition in a safe manner and that participants have a good time.

Since working at James Madison University ("JMU"), Mrs. Hayslett has assisted the Athletic Facilities and Special Events department at the NCAA Division I FCS school by conducting a risk management review by inspecting its football and basketball facilities as well as its departmental policies and procedures. Recommendations were made for risk reduction and tools were created for the staff to utilize as part of their risk management procedures. She helped to improve the department's guest relations training program and provided risk management training to those front line workers and to the full-time and part-time operations staff. Mrs. Hayslett has also assisted as a risk management site supervisor over guest relations at the JMU football games.

Another project that Mrs. Hayslett led was conducting a site inspection and insurance policy review for a non-profit after school youth center. She has also assisted in the creation of a waiver for a recreation-based camp. Mrs. Hayslett has also done paralegal work on issues of negligence and discovery.

Mrs. Hayslett is the former Risk Manager of USA Triathlon (“USAT”), a national governing body under the supervision of the United States Olympic Committee. Between 2002 and 2005 while at USAT, she worked with legal counsel, insurance companies, athletes, race directors, sponsors, volunteers, regions, clubs, and the board of directors. While there, Mrs. Hayslett helped enhance risk management guidelines, event safety plans and the athlete liability waiver. She also coordinated a multi-day national race director’s conference where she educated attendees on risk management issues. Additionally, Mrs. Hayslett spearheaded and led the USAT Risk Management Committee. She has traveled to many multi-sport races around the United States race directors, communicating and enforcing USAT policies and assessing risks of the different events. While at USAT, Mrs. Hayslett helped identify risks that the organization and race organizers face and refine policies and procedures to minimize risk exposure.