Within the College of Business, the Sport Management Department supports two premier centers of excellence. Both centers are directed by faculty members and are supported by professional men and women making up advisory boards and councils.
Chris Bartels, MS ‘15, Assistant Account Executive at United Entertainment Group, a DJE Company
Shane Beardsley, Director of Events & Operations, Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment
Chris Brown, BS’ 99, Vice President, Guest Experience & Venue Services
Jon Butler, Executive Director, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
Chris Canetti, President, Houston Dynamo, MLS
Erin E. Conrod , MBA ‘13, Associate Manager for SportsCenter and News & Information Marketing, ESPN
Evan Dabby, Executive Director at New Jersey Youth Soccer
Tony DiPaolo , MBA ‘04, Regional Vice President, Laz Parking
Brent Fisher, MS ’03, Vice President, Distribution - Affiliate Sales & Marketing, MLB Network
Brian Jennings. Senior Vice President, Marketing, National Hockey League
Craig Mortali,. ’84 BS, former producer, ESPN
Brian O'Gara, Senior Director of Special Events, Major League Baseball
John Ponzio, Former President, Autotote and Town Treasurer, Town of Trumbull
Frank Russo, Jr., ’76 BS, Senior Vice President, Spectra
Lindsay Salt ’10 BS, Senior Account Executive, Octagon
Nick Sakiewicz ’83 BS, Commissioner, National Lacrosse League
Jef Thiffault, ’99 BS, Managing Director, National Premier Soccer League
Anna (Vashurina) Nakapkina, MS ’09, Head of Sponsorship and Special Projects, SOGAZ (Russia)
Kenneth Waja, Vice President Finance, Spectra
Ralph Willis — Partner, EFA Partners
Michelle Wilson, Chief Revenue Officer, WWE, Inc.