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Guest Lecturers

In addition to its distinguished faculty, the Rutgers Global Sports Business M.S. program prides itself in having executives from professional and collegiate sports, corporate America and the media share their insights with our students. 

In the two semesters in its inaugural school year of 2016-17, GSB hosted more than 70 guest lecturers that represented a group of the most influential men and women in the sports industry.

 

Fall Semester 2016

Courtney Banghart: Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Princeton University

Lindsay Berra: Columnist, MLB.com

Michelle Campbell: Former professional basketball player (WNBA, Europe), played collegiately at Rutgers University

Pat Capra: Owner, Lunar Sports

Chris Carlin: Radio voice of Rutgers University football, co-host of drive-time sports talk at WIP Radio, Philadelphia

Rick Cerrone: Former Senior Director of Media Relations, New York Yankees; Vice President, Public Relations, Pittsburgh Pirates; President, Rick Cerrone Communications

Aimee Crawford: Senior Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Lou D'Ermilio: Former Senior Vice President, Communications, FOX Sports; President, LOUD Communications

Ryan Dunleavy: Beat Writer for Rutgers University Athletics, NJ.com

Doug Feinberg: Women’s basketball writer, Associated Press

Jeremy Feinberg: Special Referee, New York Superior Court, and Columbia University ethics professor

Jim Fiore: Senior Vice President for Wheels Up, former Director of Athletics at Stony Brook University

Rachel Gary: Head of marketing and communications, ONE World Sports Alfreeda Goff: Associate, Spelman Johnson, former Senior Associate Commissioner & Chief of Staff for the Horizon League.

Robin Harris: Executive Director, The Ivy League

Kate Hickey: Senior Associate Athletic Director, Rutgers University

Brian Leonard: Former Rutgers University and NFL football player

Betty Liu: Anchor, Bloomberg TV and Founder of Radiate Inc.

Dr. Richard L. McCormick: President Emeritus, Rutgers University

Bernadette McGlade: Commissioner, Atlantic 10 Conference

Vaughn McKoy: Managing Director and Vice President-Legal, PSE&G

Dave Mingey: Founder and President, GlideSlope, Inc.

Dr. Aneil Mishra: Thomas D. Arthur Professor of Leadership in the College of Business at East Carolina University

Dr. Karen Mishra: Instructor, College of Business at East Carolina University

Robert Mulcahy: Former Athletic Director, Rutgers University; former CEO New Jersey Sports Exposition Authority

Dr. K. Jamil Northcutt: Director, Football Administration, National Football League

Donna Orender: CEO, Orender Unlimited, former President, Women’s National Basketball Association

Paul Perrier: Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Compliance Officer, Rutgers University

Stan Phelps: Author, keynote speaker, experience architect and Founder, 9 INCH Marketing

Janine Purcaro: former Chief Financial Officer for Athletics, Rutgers University

Rick Resnick: Vice President, Sports Sales, Univision

Mary Scott: President, Sports & Experiential, at United Entertainment Group

Brian Stanchak: Founder & President, The BDS Agency LLC

Dr. Deborah Stroman: Clinical Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA Program

Kevin Sullivan: Former Director of Communications in the George W. Bush White House; Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, NBC/Universal; Vice President, Communications, NBC Sports and Dallas Mavericks; President, Kevin Sullivan Communications

Travis Vogan: Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, and author

Hugh Weber: President, Prudential Center & New Jersey Devils

 

Spring Semester 2017

Mike Barbato: Director, Ticket Sales & Business Development at New York Red Bulls

Gil Beverly: Formerly SVP, Sponsorship, ESPN; now Learfield-IMG

Peter Robert Casey: Founder, Sports Passport

Paul Epstein: Director of Sales & Business Development at San Francisco 49ers

Mark French: Founder, Mission Athlete Care

Don Green: Executive Director, The Napoleon Hill Foundation

Larry Jacobs: Ed.S. M.S., Career Development Specialist Rutgers University

Greg Kish: VP of Sales and Service at Los Angeles Stadium Project at Hollywood Park for Legends

Kenny Koperda: Senior Director, New Business Development at New York Mets

Lance Lankford: COO, Turnkey Sports

Milton Lee: CEO, KeeMotion

Jim McCloud: VP, Major League Baseball Advanced Media

Todd McFall: Economics Professor, Wake Forest University

Josh Mora: Executive Director Strategic Partnerships, Full Sail University

David Oestricher: Founder, Manhattan Sports Business Academy

Kristian Petesic: Chief Scout, Player Personnel, New York Knicks

David Prouty: General Counsel, Major League Baseball Players Association

Greg Santore: Principal and Practice Leader, Sports Business, Witt/Kieffer Executive Search

Brian Selander: Partner, SeventySix Capital

Dan Shagawat: Manager, Service & Retention at The Madison Square Garden Company

Michael Stern: SVP, Oracle; now EVP Federal Sales, Rubrik

Sona Van der Hoop: CEO, Defined by Results

Robert Westreich: Chief Tax Officer, Sr. VP Treasurer, Newell Brands

Nana Yaw: Senior Manager of Premium Sales at San Francisco 49ers

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