1 The Importance of a Graduate Degree: Back to School after 12 years Ron Glenn is not the typical graduate student. He began the MBA in Sports Management program in Fall years after receiving his Bachelors in Mass Communication from the University of Georgia. Between undergraduate and graduate school, Ron worked in the Broadcast News industry. Despite full-time employment, Ron saw the importance of the MBA in Sport Management program at FAU: "I knew that in an ever-evolving world the only way to keep up is with education. After researching programs I wanted a program that was not only rigorous academically, but offered me an opportunity to gain real world experiences. FAU MBA in Sport Management was the only program that allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and move directly into the business of sports while getting an education." Ron s hard work is evident by his accomplishments. He was recently awarded the Business Leader of the Year Scholarship funded by Suffolk Construction. Graduate programs are an excellent opportunity to gain an edge on the competition in the job market. The MBA in Sport Management program at FAU requires that their students maintain internships or employment in the sport and entertainment industry throughout the entirety of the program. This allows students the opportunity to network with a variety of people in the industry, which can increase one s chances of post-graduate employment. The MBA in Sport Management program is an amazing opportunity for people like Ron who are ready for the challenge. New Additions and Recent Graduates Spring 2014 Inside this issue: About the Program 2 Accreditation 3 Curriculum 4 Admissions Process 5 FAQs 6 Current Students 7 Program Director 8 Sport Faculty 9 Alumni 10 Information Sessions 12 The MBA Sport program said goodbye to three of their finest students at Fall 2013 graduation in December: Corie Betz, Jerome Burke, and Jordan Catrair. Congratulations and best of luck! The MBA Sport program welcomed new student Rachel Rodriguez in Spring Important Dates to Remember: Application Deadlines for Summer and Fall: Summer 2014: April 1, 2014 Fall 2014: June 1, 2014 SportBusiness International Magazine ranked FAU MBA in Sport Management fifth in North America and eighth in the world of all Master-level Sport Courses.
2 Page 2 FAU MBA IN SPORT MANAGEMENT MBA Sport News SportBusiness International Magazine ranked FAU MBA in Sport Management fifth in North America and eighth in the world of all Master-level Sport Courses. Florida Atlantic University s College of Business has announced that its AACSB-accredited MBA in Sport Management program has been ranked fifth in North America and eighth in the world by the 2013 SportBusiness International Rankings of Master-level Sport Courses. SportBusiness International s 2013 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings, is the About the Program industry s only authoritative ranking of the sector of sport management education and included all types of sport programs on the master s level and was not limited to just MBA or other businessoriented programs. FAU s MBA-Sport Management program combines a superior, rigorous graduate business curriculum with a specialization module that emphasizes the business of sport. The program is practitioner oriented and students will be expected to participate in out-of- classroom practical experiences at local and regional sport and/ or entertainment entities. The MBA in Sport Management at FAU began its first full year of operation in August 2000 with the hiring of its full-time Director, Jim Riordan. Since it s inception, over 90% of the program s graduates are employed in permanent and/or full time and/or entertainment industry positions. MBA Sport combines a superior, rigorous graduate curriculum with a specialization module that emphasizes the business of sport. The program is practitioner orientated, and students are expected to participate in out-of-classroom practical experiences at local and regional sport and/or entertainment industry positions. Please make not of the following guidelines regarding FAU s MBA Sport program: MBA Students may not be employed outside of the sport industry during their tenure in the program. Students must be continually involved with internship(s) and/or employment throughout their tenure in the program. All internships and sport-related employment are subject for approval by the program director. MBA Sport is geared towards those who are or wish to become managers and executives on the business side of the sport or entertainment industry. MBA Sport does not offer a thesis track. MBA Sport does not offer pat-time study, certificate option, or summer-only enrollment class. No transfers from with- in, or outside of, FAU are accepted into the MBA Sport program. MBA Sport is for full-time students only. Students must register for continuous fall and spring semesters. Sport management courses are only available to MBA Sport students. The MBA Sport program only accepts GMAT test scores as part of the application process Students must have 24/7 access to the internet via a home or wireless connection.
3 SPRING 2014 Page 3 AACSB Accreditation Why it matters Our Mission The College of Business is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This prestigious accreditation is recognized nationally and is one of 149 business schools worldwide, out of several thousand schools, to be fully accredited by AACSB through the doctoral level. Furthermore, it is the only business school to be accredited in its service area. In business, AACSB accreditation is the gold standard. Approximately 10% of business schools have this premiere accreditation. FAU is also accredited regionally by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. FAU is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and the Council of Graduate Students. Accreditation is a process for voluntary, nongovernmental review of educational institutions and programs. When choosing a business school, it is very important to consider its accreditation. Accreditation may affect your desirability in graduate programs, ability to transfer credits, the reputation of your degree, and your ability to compete in the job market. The mission of this program is the training and development of individuals who possess the ability to undertake and complete the rigors of a high quality graduate-level business program, for a career in the management and administration of the sport industry. The program IS NOT designed for those individuals interested in the career as a teacher, coach, exercise scientist, athletics trainer, or researcher. Practical application of learned classroom knowledge is required and will be attained through internship and practical experience during and after the students classroom tenure at FAU. Practical application of learned classroom knowledge is required through internship. A Message from the Director Since 2000, the MBA in Sport Management program at Florida Atlantic University has been training and educating future management and executive personnel in the areas of sport, entertainment, and public assembly management. Our model of constant interaction of classroom learning and hands-on industry experience has served the sport and entertainment industry well and has made our graduates quite attractive to potential employers. FAU MBA Sport is a difficult, demanding, strenuous and, at times, overwhelming program that is not for everyone. It is not a typical graduatelevel, Masters-degree program. However, for those who can succeed in it, the ensuring rewards and benefits can be plentiful and worth the effort expended.
4 Page 4 FAU MBA IN SPORT MANAGEMENT Curriculum The MBASport curriculum consists of the core courses required of all FAU MBA students, plus a 12 credit specialization in Sport Management. Full-time course load is considered to be nine hours or three courses for the fall and spring semesters and six hours for the summer semester. The following courses make up the MBASport curriculum **Pre-Requisite Foundation Courses (a) (a1) ACG 6027 ECO 6008 FIN 6408 MAR 6055 QMB 6603 Financial Accounting Concepts 3 credits Modern Economic Concepts/Theories 3 credits Financial Management 3 credits Marketing Functions/Processes 3 credits Data Analysis for Managers 3 credits MBA Core Courses (a1) GEB 6215 GEB 6931 ACG 6085 MAN 6937 FIN 6806 ISM 6026 MAR 6815 MAN 6151 MAN 6501 MAN 6721 BUL 6455 ECP 6705 Graduate Business Communication Applications (b) - 3 credits Contemporary Issues in Industry; Executive Forum (c)- 1 credit Analysis/Application Accounting Data 3 credits Global Environment of Management 3 credits Advanced Financial Management 3 credits Information Systems 3 credits Strategic Concepts in Marketing 3 credits Organizational Behavior 3 credits Operations Management 3 credits Global Management Strategy and Policy 3 credits Business Law & Applied Ethics 1.5 credits Advanced Managerial Economics 1.5 credits MBA Sport Core Courses (required of all MBA Sport majors) will include the following topics: SPB 6815 SPB 6406 SPB 6716 SPB 5817 SPB 6940 Managing the Sport Enterprise 3 credits Sport Law 2 credits Sport Marketing 2 credits Financial Aspects of Sport (PreReq FIN 6806)- 2 credits Internship in Sport Management (f)- 1 credit MBA Sport Electives (students will choose to take one of the following two electives): (e) SPB 6306 SPB 6106 Management of Sport, Entertainment and Convention Venues 2 crs. Management and Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics 2 crs. Total curriculum: credits (determined by Undergraduate Transcript Evaluation) *Program Requirements and Courses are subject to change. Footnotes: (a) Foundation courses may be waived if equivalent has been taken at the undergradauate level (a1) Students should consult with Judith Benson, Graduate Advisor, as to the order in which to take these classes, as well as be advised of pertinent information regarding them. (b) Students must register for this course in the first semester and complete the course by the end of the third semester or no further courses can be taken. (c) Must be completed in the first fall and spring semester upon entering the program. (d) This is the last course taken before the internship. (e ) Students should consult with MBA Sport Program Director with concern to these courses. (f) Approval of internship agency by MBA Sport Program Director is required; open to MBA Sport students only. Please note: No MBA Sport core or elective course may be taken as an audit. These courses are offered on a for credit basis only and are open only to MBA Sport Management graduate-level students.
5 SPRING 2014 Page 5 Admissions Process POTENTIAL STUDENTS MUST QUALIFY FOR ADMISSION TO THE GENERAL MBA PROGRAM AS WELL AS THE MBA SPORT PROGRAM AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY. Generally, that includes a 3.0 undergraduate GPA for the students last 60 credits and a total score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)*. For students who do not employ English as their primary language, a minimum score of 550 (paper version), 210 (computer version), or 80 (internet version) is required on the TOEFL exam. *Or a minimum of 1100 based on the following AACSB formula: 200 * GPA (last 60 credits) + GMAT (Applicants with a GPA below 2.7 and/or a GMAT score below 460 will not be considered for admission.) 1. Fill out Online Application and Online Supplemental Application that can be found at our website, mbasport. Applicants must notify the Director of the MBA Sport program, Jim Riordan, at upon completion, submission, and payment of the application fee. 2. Fill out Online Supplemental Application that can be found at our website, Upload the following documents: a) Resume: **Your resume must include a calculation of your upper-division Grade Point Average (GPA). **The GPA should be listed in the education section of your resume. e.g., Upper-division GPA: **Your upper-division GPA is defined as your last 60 undergraduate credits. b) Personal Essay: Topic: Why do you want to earn a MBA in Sport Management? Why do you want to come to FAU? What are your future career plans? Describe any previous experience you had in the Sport industry. **Essay should be typed, double spaced and a minimum of two pages. **Essay should have your full name and social security number at the top of the first page. **Essay should be written in essay, not question and answer, format. c) Unofficial GMAT Score **In addition to listing the FAU MBA Sport Management program as a GMAT score recipient, applicant must notify Dr. Riordan of score via immediately following the test. d) Unofficial Transcripts 4. Send Official Transcripts and GMAT* scores (This is in addition to uploading unofficial GMAT score and Transcripts): FAU Graduate Admissions (MBA Sport Management) 777 Glades Road P.O. Box 3091 Boca Raton, FL Personal Interview: An in-person interview is required for all qualified applicants. No interview will be permitted over the phone or videoconferencing. All expenses for travel/lodging are the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants will not be considered for an in-person interview until online application, transcript, essay, and GMAT scores are received. SATISFACTION OF MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE TO THE MBA SPORT PROGRAM. NOT ALL APPLICANTS WILL QUALIFY FOR A PERSONAL INTERVIEW. *All requirements must be submitted to the College of Business admissions department one month prior to deadline*
6 Page 6 FAU MBA IN SPORT MANAGEMENT FAQs Question: How long does the program usually take? Answer: The program length depends on how many courses you take each semester as well as if you have completed the four foundation courses. On average the program takes students 2 years to complete. Question: Is the MBASport offered through distance learning? Answer: Sport Management classes are not offered online; however there are many MBA core classes that are available through distance learning. Question: Would I be able to schedule an in-person meeting with an MBASport administrator prior to or shortly after applying to the program? Answer: Due to the large number of inquiries that MBASport receives, individual meetings on campus with administrators are not available. Information Sessions are offered twice per year and are open to all potential students. Also, students who qualify for the in-person interview (please see admission requirements) will have the opportunity to meet with administrators and have all additional questions answered. Question: What is the job placement after completion of the MBASport? Answer: As of July 2012, 70% of our alumni are working in full-time permanent positions in the sport or entertainment industry. We do not guarantee job placement upon completion of the program. Question: Why is it important to choose a program that is AACSB accredited? Answer: Only the top business schools in America have this accreditation. It signifies that a student has completed a thorough, contemporary and stringent MBA course of study. It will also prepare the student for work opportunities outside of the sport and entertainment industry. Alums of MBASport who have had to leave sport -industry jobs have quickly found executive positions outside of the sports industry thanks to their holding an AACSB-accredited MBA. Question: As a student in the MBASport program, are we allowed to work? Answer: MBASport students are permitted to work full-time in the sport and entertainment industry. Students are required to pursue internship opportunities, however, work outside of the sport and entertainment industry is not permitted while enrolled in the program. No exceptions to this rule can be made. Question: Can the personal interview be conducted via telephone? Answer: All interviews (including international applicants) MUST be conducted in person at FAU and expenses related to the interview are the responsibility of the applicant. Phone interviews will not be conducted. Question: Will the MBA in Sport Management prepare me for a career in sports medicine or coaching? Answer: The MBASport contains only business-oriented curriculum. Our program is NOT suited for those wishing careers in coaching, physical education, athletic training, exercise science, or sport medicine. Question: Are transfers accepted? Answer: MBASport does not accept transfers from other universities or from other Masters programs at Florida Atlantic University. Question: Can students enrolled in other MBA programs at FAU take Sport Management courses? Answer: Sport Management classes are open to MBASport majors ONLY. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE ONLINE APPLICATION
7 SPRING 2014 Page 7 Current Students Javier Gonzalez is a Corporate Sales Assistant for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Molly Reiss is an Administrative Assistant for the Florida Atlantic University Athletic Department. Jena Lamendola is a Media Relations Assistant for the Florida Atlantic University Athletic Department. Brooke Trauth is a Marketing Intern for the Florida Atlantic University Student Athlete Services. Will Leahy is an Operations Assistant with the Miami Dolphins Cycling Challenge. Frank Grande is the Director of Marketing for EVL Sports. Kevin Gilroy is the Co-founder of Athletes for Autism, Boston, Massachusetts. Meryl Hershfield is an Operations Intern with the Florida Panthers. Caitlin Bergstein is a Sales Intern with The Aspire Group. Valarie White is an Operations Intern with Men s Basketball at Florida Atlantic University. Nicholas Salerno is Sales and Marketing Assistant with Learfield Sports. Ronald Glenn is a Media Information Assistant with the Florida Atlantic University Athletic Department. James Poling is a Media Relations Staff Assistant with the Miami Dolphins. Caroline Robinson is an Operations Assistant with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. Kyle Ulstad is a Partnership Sales Intern with the Orange Bowl Committee. Zachary Smetana is an intern for the Business Office of the Florida Atlantic University Athletic Department. Jared Romance is an Event and Game Operations Intern with the Orange Bowl Committee. Todd Soukup is a Marketing and Sales Assistant with the PGA. Zachary Carscadden is a Finance Intern with the Florida Panthers. Rachel Rodriguez is a Sports Information Intern with the Florida Atlantic University Athletic Department.
8 Page 8 FAU MBA SPORT MANAGEMENT Program Director Dr. James J. Riordan DR. JIM RIORDAN was named Director of the MBA in Sport Management program at Florida Atlantic University on July 1, Prior to coming to South Florida, Riordan was Director of the Masters of Science in Sport Administration program at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. During his five year tenure in Western NY, Riordan placed over 80 percent of over 60 graduates in full-time positions in the sports and entertainment industry. Dr. Riordan s nine-year placement record at FAU is close to 90 percent. Riordan served as Director of Training and Quality Control for the New York Mets, as well as assisting in the management of Shea Stadium. Between 1980 and 1983, Riordan served as an Assistant Director of Stadium Operations for the West Side Tennis Club (Forest Hills, NY) and the National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadow, NY), the former and current home of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. In August 1983, he was named Director of Security and Event Services for what is now known as the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia. At 22, Riordan became the youngest individual in a major market to hold such a position. In addition to his Spectrum duties, Riordan served as Director of Security for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL, and assisted in the planning and implementation of crowd management operations for major outdoor concerts. Riordan served as Manager of Event Services at Long Island s Nassau Coliseum as Director of Operations for the Richmond (VA) Coliseum and Mosque Theater, and as Director of Operations for the Philadelphia Civic Center. In 1996, Riordan was hired by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games to serve as Sector Coordinator for the Olympic soccer medal-round site, Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia. In 1999, he was retained by Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC) as a crowd management and event operations consultant for Super Bowl XXXIII Miami and for XXXIV in Atlanta. In 2004, he wrote a textbook chapter on Sports as a Leisure Experience and has served as an expert commentator on sport, entertainment, stadium/arena, and crowd management issues for The Sports Business Journal, Athletic Business, South-Florida-Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald, BusinessFirst, Tampa Tribune and WMAQ-AM (Miami) and ESPN s Outside the Lines Nightly. In 2003, he served as a special consultant to the chair of the FAU Director of Athletics search committee. In 2004, he was named a member of FAU s Athletic Advisory Board, and served on the committee that coordinated FAU s Department of Athletics NCAA Self-Study Re-Certification. He served for two years as the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative for FAU and was chair of FAU s Athletic Advisory Board. In 2006, Dr. Riordan was named a member of the National Advisory Board of the University of Washington s Executive Education Masters degree program in Intercollegiate Athletics Management and served as an adjunct professor for the university in He is a peer-reviewer for the NCAA Self- Study/Re-certification program. Riordan, 53, holds a BS and MBA from Saint John s University in New York and has completed doctoral work at Temple University in Philadelphia. He holds a PhD in Higher Educational Leadership-Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University and is a member of the national academic honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Welcome Back Professor Tony Hernandez! TONY HERNANDEZ, Deputy Athletic Director at the University of Miami, is returning to FAU MBA in Sport Management s faculty. Tony previously taught the Sport Law and Management of Intercollegiate Athletics courses for FAU MBA in Sport Management program from Tony has been the Deputy Athletic Director at the University of Miami since April, He is responsible for coordinating all business operations for the Athletic Department. Tony has been at the University of Miami since 1999, holding various positions. He has held the title of Deputy Athletic Director- COO, Senior Associate Athletic Director- COO, Acting Director of Athletics, Associate Athletic Director for Student Services, Interim Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, Director of Athletic Compliance, and Compliance Coordinator all at the University of Miami. He received both his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. He is currently on a variety of committees including Division 1A AD s Task Force on Enforcement, NCAA Amateurism Cabinet, and the NCAA Student-Athletic Reinstatement Committee. Tony Hernandez will teach the Management & Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics course. We look forward to the vast experience and knowledge that Tony Hernandez brings to the MBA in Sport Management program at FAU.
9 SPRING 2014 Page 9 Sport Faculty DAVID ABRAMS, an Executive Director and sports venue financing specialist, joined Merrill Lynch in Boca Raton as an executive director in May Abrams previously worked at Morgan Stanley in Boca Raton in a similar position from May 2003 through March Abrams has over twenty years of experience in investment banking as a lead banker for numerous public and private entities including the financing of stadiums, arenas, tennis facilities, golf courses, and other sports venues. In the area of stadium finance, he has advised Houston NFL Holdings in the financing of the NFL expansion franchise, Houston Texans and Reliant Stadium. In July 2009, Abrams, along with his Merrill Lynch associates and Miami-Dade county, agreed to the financing terms for the Florida Marlins new baseball stadium. The $319 million contract will provide substantial proceeds for the construction and building of the new stadium in Miami. Abrams has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University. Abrams teaches the Financial Aspects of Sports course at FAU. DR. JACK BIRCH, a Professional Scouting Consultant for the National Hockey League, is an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University for the College of Business and the MBA in Sport Management program. Birch has held an extensive career within the sport industry. Birch has served as Director of Hockey Operations with the Florida Panthers as well as Director of Player Personnel before obtaining the position as a Professional Scout, currently for the Winnipeg Jets. Previous professional experience includes Director of Amateur Scouting for the Vancouver Canucks and Assistant Coach for the New York Rangers. Birch has also published several scholarly articles in the Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of Psychology and the Canadian Journal of Applied Sport Sciences. During his professional career Birch has served as Chairman for the Ontario Universities of Hockey Coaches Association, Chairman of the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union and Executive Member of the Canadian University Hockey Coaches Association. Jack Birch received a doctorate degree, Master s and Bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo. "Sports Management MBA students bring energy and a drive for excellence to my class and contribute mightily to a lively discussion of business communication. They clearly see the relevance of good communication for their success in the sports world and work hard to attain it. Being a part of the FAU MBA in Sport Management program is a pleasure!" Mary Kay Boyd, Instructor Graduate Business Communications Program CARL BERRY, an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University, teaches Sport Law for the MBASport program and Business Law for the College of Business. As managing partner of Berry, Clark & Wildman, he represents a number of companies in general business matters including commercial transactions, corporate compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing, as well as litigation in state and federal court. He also practices sport and entertainment law providing representation to world class professional athletes, musicians, producers, and television and event production companies. Berry also has experience in sports television, and event promotion. He has worked on and promoted television programs seen on HBO, Showtime, ESPN, domestic cable and Pay Per View. He has published articles and text in the area of Federal Labor and Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, and EEOC law. "When I have several Sport Management MBA candidates in my Advanced Managerial Finance course, I always can count on them being among the best two or three students in my class. Because I have spent 60 years in various athletic pursuits, I always enjoy interacting with students who have an interest in the business of sports. I love to hear about their internship experiences with local teams." William McDaniel, Professor Department of Finance in the College of Business, Past President of the University Faculty Senate and Ex-officio member of the FAU Foundation Board
10 Page 10 FAU MBA IN SPORT MANAGEMENT MBA Sport Alumni: Where are they now? The FAU sport MBA is truly a unique experience for individuals aspiring for a career in the sport industry. Along with providing an AACSB credited MBA, the program requires all students to participate in internships at all times. Consequently, students are exposed to real-life sport industry issues. Students are then able to apply what they learned during their internship to the classroom and vice-versa. Jerome Burke 13, Staff Accountant Florida Panthers The program provided me with the requisite skills and relationships to grow as a professional. The sport industry is very competitive. Students who graduate with a FAU sport MBA have what employers really want: experience, determination, and the ability to perform in a stressful environment. Jordan Catrair 13, Marketing Coordinator FAU's MBA-Sport Management program provided me with the knowledge and experience I need to be successful in such a competitive field as sport management. Without the knowledgeable staff and handson experience I received throughout the program, I would not be working for an NFL franchise today. Miami Dolphins Chandra Roberson, 13, Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director The FAU MBA-Sport Management program has provided me with numerous opportunities to gain experience in the sport industry. This program is unique in that it allows every student to gain knowledge in the classroom and the apply it within their internships and throughout their career in sports. Having the tools for success in essential for this chosen field and I believe FAU s MBA-Management program provided me with knowledge and experience that will provide me with the foundation of a prosperous career. Florida Atlantic University Alumnus Organization Title Scott Collins 13 Dan Robbins 13 David Abbruzese 13 Brittany Reid 13 Florida Atlantic University Athletics CA Technologies New England Patriots Miami Dolphins Ticket Operations Coordinator Customer Experience Manager Media Relations Assistant Sun Life Stadium Account Coordinator Steve Postma 13 Miami Dolphins Client Services Coordinator Thiago Motta 13 Florida Atlantic University Athletics Director of Facilities and Operations Alan Naigeon 13 U.S. Soccer FIFA Soccer Agent Chandra Roberson 13 Florida Atlantic University Athletics Administrative Assistant Zachary Kirby 13 Sportnity COO/Partner Jerome Burke 13 Florida Panthers Financial Analyst Jordan Catrair 13 Miami Dolphins Marketing Coordinator Corie Betz 13 Florida Atlantic University Marketing Coordinator Mark Carney 13 Northern California Youth Rugby Association Executive Director Molly Taylor 12 Columbus Blue Jackets Partnerships Account Specialist
11 SPRING 2014 Page 11 Alumni Alumnus Organization Title Molly Venters 12 Miami Dolphins Staff Accountant Justin Andrews 12 Tampa Bay Lightning Ticket Office Coordinator Stuart Halberg 11 Florida Panthers CRM/Business Analyst Katherine Milliken 11 Miami Dolphins Entertainment and Events Coordinator Kevin Quadrozzi 11 New Balance Account Executive Justin Zook 11 United States Olympic Committee Manager, Emerging Sport Alex Riethmiller 11 NFL Network Vice President of Communications Scott Sharp 10 NBC Universal Marketing Manager, Digital Sports Annette Medalie 10 Northeastern University Assistant Athletic Director- Business Shelby Ball 09 Southern Methodist University Academic Support Coordinator of Athletics Spero Mehallis 09 KARHL Holdings, LLC Director of Marketing and Sales Mary Ensor 09 Florida Atlantic University Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions Jamie Quadrozzi 09 Miami Dolphins Entertainment and Events Coordinator Christina Portice 09 Florida Marlins Manager, Client Services Ryan Peck 08 University of Denver Senior Associate Director of Athletics Ryan McDannold 08 Veterans of Foreign Wars Planned Giving Officer/Major Gifts Director Chris Silverio 08 Liberty Mutual Insurance Claims Specialist II George Aiello 07 Global Spectrum Marketing and Sponsorship Manager Mike Dixon 07 Florida Panthers Manager of Hockey Operations Mike Boseak 07 PCG Campbell Director of Social Media Tiffany Porter 07 Pintail Point Resort Sales and Event Coordinator Trevor Doll 07 Wright State University Director of Compliance Paul Pugh 07 EverBank Senior Marketing Manager Matt Rickoff 06 Florida Panthers Vice President, Partnership Marketing Eric Tomasini 06 Florida Panthers Director of Strategic Partnerships Chris Woodruff 06 CBSSports.com Project Manager Joe Shuler 05 MLBAM Ticketing Manager Lindsey Ross 05 ESPN Associate Manager of Programming Chad Beattie 05 Lynn University Sports Information Director Amanda Welcomer 05 Global Spectrum Director of Events Jennifer Tobias 05 Miami HEAT Director, Interactive Marketing and New Media John Shumate 05 PepsiCo Director of Southern Region Marketing Kameron Kwok 05 Anaheim Ducks Group Ticketing Representative Brett Huebner 05 University of Tennessee CFO/ Senior Associate Athletic Director Andreas Newmann 05 Contenthouse Marketing and Public Relations Director Erik Buskirk 05 University of California, Riverside Senior Associate Athletics Director Dustin Gray 04 Iowa State University Associate Director of Compliance Meagan Bradley 03 Jarden Inc. Beverage Production Division Mass Retail Launch Strategies George Lindley 03 Palm Beach County Sports Commission Executive Director
12 FAU MBA- SPORT MANAGEMENT Interested in a career in SPORTS? SPRING INFORMATION SESSIONS Dates: March 28th April 25th 7:00 9:00 PM WHERE: FAU College of Business, Boca Raton Campus Pre-registration/RSVP required Register at under Information Sessions tab. For further information please contact the MBA in Sport Management Office at If accommodation(s) for a disability is required please contact the FAU MBA in Sport Management Office/ / TTY , a minimum of five (5) working days in advance of the date of the event.