David Gant Elmore


David Gant Elmore



David Gant Elmore was born in Anderson, Indiana, on July 11, 1934. A graduate of Anderson High School (1952), he attended Indiana University where he received his B.S. in accounting (1955). He then enrolled at the University’s law school, receiving his JD degree in 1958. While in law school he served as a Notes editor for v.33 of the Indiana Law Journal. At the same time, Elmore obtained a CPA certificate. Later that year he joined the Chicago law firm of McBride Baker Wienke & Schlosser, eventually rising to partner.

In 1969 Elmore founded the Elmore Sports Group (ESG), a sports and entertainment company comprised of minor league baseball and hockey teams, facility management companies, special events, concession companies, and travel services that specialize in Olympic and other sporting events. A leader in the professional sports community and business world, Elmore is recognized as a unique and influential player in the sports/entertainment industry. As ESG has grown, so has its family. David Elmore Jr. (Maurer JD ‘84) and his brother Doug now assist their father in the company’s operation.

In 1983, Elmore was appointed to the White House Travel and Tourism Advisory Board and was a member of the Young Presidents Organization from 1969 to 1984. In 1989, Indiana University named Elmore “Entrepreneur of the Year.” David G. Elmore was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2006. In 2007, he and David Jr. made a substantial financial donation to the Maurer School of Law to fund scholarships for Entrepreneurship Law Clinic students, joint J.D./M.B.A. candidates, and students demonstrating a strong interest in business law. The clinic is now known as the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.


Maurer Alumni, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, Elmore Sports Group


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