​​Ellen Zavian started at the NFL Players Association after working at the Maryland racetracks and U of MD Recreation Center. Branching out on her own at 26, she became the first female NFL Agent (I am Not Jerry McGuire). While she expanded into other sports and coach representation for two decades, she ultimately went back to her roots in creating player associations - where none existed. The women soccer and softball players called upon her to negotiate better terms for the 1996 Olympic gold winning team players. The word spread to the X-treme athletes and she protected images of the skateboarders, bmx'ers, and in-liners at the X-Games/Gravity Games. And, not to be out done, she has improved the working conditions for break dancers globally.  

Ellen's altruistic goals have been extraordinary, serving as national coordinator for the NFL Players Association's John Hopkins' Native Vision project, which helped deal with life issues facing the Native American population across the country. She also served as the Counsel and Chapter Director for the Autism Society of America as well as heading up a new position at the Association of Corporate Counsel, head of new media.

None of these monumental tasks has ever taken her away from her true passion in writing. Ellen has been a columnist for Conde Naste's Street & Smith's Business Journal, Fairchild's Brand magazine, and Operation Bass. And, in her spare time she freelancers for publications such as PRO, Sports Illustrated for Women, Pro Football Weekly, USAToday.com, MSNBC.com, ACC Docket, FoxSports, etc....

In the evening, Ellen has taught 100's of students at George Washington University's MBA program for over two decades, teaching sports law, entrepreneurship, sports marketing, leadership, while serving as a mentor for current and alumni. Her awards and board appointmentsare abound.

In addition, Ellen continues to conduct arbitrations/mediations covering contract and employment disputes, as an AAA certified arbitrator as well as serving as a court expert in the same subject matters.

Ellen continues to speak to various groups around the globe on women issues and conducts contract negotiation and leadership skill set seminars as well as aids individuals develop a strategy they can negotiate to address their personal career issue.

"If she could represent men, we were confident she could represent us." Mia Hamm, US Women's National Soccer Team Member/Olympic Gold Medalist 


First Female

NFL Agent

NFL Coach Agent

NCAA Div II Commissioner

First to Organize

US Women's Soccer Players 

US Women's Softball Players

X-treme Athletes

Break Dancers

EZ Negotiation Institute