New York State
Recreation & Park Society



PROS Consulting, Inc., VP and Principal 

NYSRPS is honored to have Neelay Bhatt, 2017 NYSRPS Annual Conference Keynote Presenter, join us for our Opening General Session on Wednesday, April 21. We are excited to have him as navigate these challenging times and think ahead to the future!

Session Title:

Next Practices for an Innovative and Inclusive Future


Neelay’s career on five continents includes Disney, The Super Bowl, The Olympics, besides several years of consulting, public speaking and training. TEDx, the global platform for ideas, describes him as a business and communications visionary, and his service on the National Recreation and Park Association’s Board of Directors served to ensure that ‘no child is left indoors’.

He serves as the President of the Immigrant Welcome Center and aspires to make Indy the most welcoming city in America. As an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School and #1 ranked Sports Management Program at Ohio University, his keynotes and talks on magical customer service, trends, empathetic leadership and the art of storytelling have benefited executives, professionals, startups and students from New York State to China and from Europe to New Zealand.

He champions “Ideas Worth Spreading” as the curator and organizer for TEDxIndianapolis, TEDxIndianapolisWomen, TEDxCollegePark (MD) and the NCAA’s signature event Final Four Talks, besides leading a TED Global workshop in Canada, presenting multiple TEDx talks and coaching TEDx presenters.

As the Principal at PROS Consulting INC. (headquartered in Indianapolis), he has led 130+ strategic and master planning, sports facility development, customer service training, and marketing and branding projects including several in California ranging from San Diego and Los Angeles County to Fremont and Walnut Creek. These projects have recommended facility development and infrastructure improvements totaling over $2 billion USD and are helping shape a better vision for health and wellness, conservation and social equity in communities globally.


Twitter: @neelaybhatt 


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