MEET THE TEAM
Meet the faces behind The Clarion Agency.
Co-Founder | Chief Operating Officer
As Co-founder and COO of The Clarion Agency, Dion has a unique opportunity to work at the intersectionality of sports, culture, and social justice. As a former collegiate athlete, Dion has always had a passion for sports and how they build community. Dion earned his undergraduate and professional degrees from Howard University in Washington, DC. Before Clarion, Dion gained industry experience through previous opportunities at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, College Football Playoff’s Orange Bowl Committee, NFL Players Association, in addition to other opportunities. Currently, Dion is committed to building an already bolstering client roster at Clarion and expanding the business into new sports verticals.
As a former collegiate athlete and someone who grew up in the sports world, Taylor has always had a passion for helping athletes grow and develop their personal brands. After graduating from Bethune-Cookman University, Taylor gained industry experience by working with the NFL Player’s Association and NBA teams to help develop various digital marketing and branding campaigns. Afterwards, Taylor gained additional knowledge and experience by working with various entertainment platforms and sports-retail companies. Since working with top organizations and leagues, Taylor has branched off into not only helping athletes, but also personal brands and influencers, develop their brand identity and grow their various platforms in the digital world.
Erin Kane has spent fifteen years in the industry and felt it was time to step outside of existing structures and systems to take a fresh look at sports representation, and what could be done better. Erin has worked with athletes ranging from Phil Mickelson, Trae Young, and Giannis Antetokounmpo on marketing and endorsements to top women’s basketball players on their WNBA and overseas contracts. She is currently committed to building a roster of top female athletes, which now includes top big wave surfer Maya Gabeira, softball icon Jennie Finch, and WNBA stars Elena Delle Donne, Napheesa Collier, and Arike Ogunbowale among others. She additionally works on behalf of two women’s sports properties as a partnership consultant.