Gary Bettman

Biography: Gary Bettman is the commissioner of the NHL (National Hockey League). He is a graduate of both Cornell University and the New York University School of Law.

He oversaw an expansion of hockey into southern U.S. markets such as Florida, Dallas and Phoenix.

He testified in a Phoenix court Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, in an auction hearing to determine whether the NHL would be awarded ownership of the Phoenix Coyotes or Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie, who wanted to move the team to Hamilton, Ontario.