Faculty / Directors

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  • Kathleen Torres
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    Former Executive Vice President of Finance, Major League Baseball

  • Degrees:

    BS, Finance, Manhattan College

 With over 25 years of experience in the sports industry, Kathleen held various roles with Major League Baseball in the Office of the Commissioner. She was named Executive Vice President of Finance in 2015 and her duties in that capacity included overseeing the league’s financial reporting strategy and processes, finance and treasury matters, accounting and compliance operations and the insurance and risk management program. Throughout her career with MLB she also provided financial support to various Ownership Committees governing strategy around Labor Relations; Business and Media; International Development; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Ticketing; Charities and Community Relations; Ballpark and Cyber Security; and Government Relations. Prior to joining MLB, Kathleen spent four years in the Audit and Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, servicing clients in the media and entertainment, not for profit and manufacturing industries. She holds a BS in Accounting from Manhattan College where she was a four-year member and captain of their Division 1 women’s volleyball and track and field teams. Kathleen is married with two teenage children and an active member of several community and sports finance boards and initiatives as well as several professional women’s foundations.

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  • Mark Beal
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  • Company:

    Managing Partner, Taylor 

  • Degrees:

    MA, Journalism and Mass Communication, concentration in Public Relations, Kent State University
    BA, Journalism and Mass Media, Rutgers University

  • P: 848 992-0391
  • E: mark.beal@rutgers.edu

With more than 25 years at Taylor, named Consumer PR Agency of the Decade in 2011, Mark has worked with some of world's leading consumer brands supporting their sponsorship of major sports, entertainment and lifestyle platforms. His client partners have included Coca-Cola, Capital One, Taco Bell, Nestle, Kraft, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers, GlaxoSmithKline, Sara Lee, Ameriquest and Bombardier Recreational Products to name a few. Mark has developed award-winning strategic and creative public relations campaigns centered around such major sports and entertainment platforms as the Olympic Games, Super Bowl, World Series, US Open, New York City Marathon, NASCAR and the Rolling Stones.

Mark is a Rutgers University professor teaching 300 and 400 level courses in public relations and marketing and has authored three books that were inspired by college students nationwide including Decoding Gen Z; 101 Lessons They Never Taught You In College; and 101 Lessons They Never Taught You In High School About Going To College.

Mark is the host of the 101 Lessons In Leadership podcast and is invited to speak regularly to groups of high school and college students as well as established professionals who are planning their next career.

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  • Andrew Bondarowicz, JD
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  • Company:

    Founder, Fanteractive.com
    Attorney and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers School of Law

  • Degrees:

    JD, Rutgers Law School
    MS, Public Policy, Rutgers University
    BA, Political Science/Human Ecology, Rutgers University

  • E: bondarow@law.rutgers.edu
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  • Jason Belzer, JD
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  • Company:

    President/Founder, GAME, Inc.

  • Degrees:

    JD, Rutgers Law School
    MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    BS, Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Rutgers University
    BA, Political Science, Rutgers University

  • P: 732 322-5145
  • E: jasonbelzer@gmail.com

Jason Belzer, Esq. is founder and President of GAME, Inc., an agency that specializes in the career management and marketing of coaches and the creation of collegiate sporting events. The agency has negotiated more than $100 million in active coaching contracts. GAME manages all aspects of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT), a 32 team Division I men’s basketball tournament played nationally and televised on CBS Sports Network. In 2013, the CIT become the largest privately-run college sporting event in the country.

Jason is also founder of AthleticDirectorU, a transformative digital media and professional development platform for college athletic administrators and coaches. He serves as the Executive Director of the Jewish Coaches Association, a non-profit organization that supports coaches and athletic administrators around the world. His sports business column, Wicked Jump Shot, in Forbes Magazine has been read by more than 3.5 million people since its inception in 2013.

Belzer graduated from Rutgers University, earning degrees in Sport Management and Political Science. He went on to receive his MBA from the University of Illinois and his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law and is a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey.

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  • Sam Caucci
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    CEO/Founder, 1HUDDLE

  • Degrees:

    BS, Marketing, Florida Atlantic University

Sam Caucci has managed and coached sales and leadership teams for publicly held, private sector and franchised companies across the globe.

Sam founded 1HUDDLE a workforce training platform using game technology to help organizations better prepare their people for work. With clients across the globe, 1HUDDLE has impacted people across organizations in a wide array of sectors, with clients including Loews Hotels, ESPN, Audible (an Amazon Company), Madison Square Garden and FASTSIGNS. Applying an innovative approach to preparing people for the workforce, Sam oversaw the creation of the training game platform, the first game-based platform that transforms the way organizations onboard, train & develop their team members.

Before 1HUDDLE, Sam was the National Director of Franchise Sales & Marketing for the Parisi Speed School where he directed the sales training program for 83 locations. He was previously in a leadership role with Life Time Fitness, serving as Director of Sales and spearheading the grand opening and overall management of the company’s expansion into the NJ/NYC market. Prior to joining Life Time Fitness, Sam was General Manager for Perfect Competition Athletic Development, a sports performance training center nationally recognized for its preparation of elite athletes from across the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS. While at Perfect Competition, Sam managed sales, sponsorship, and negotiation for the team responsible for the training and development of over 2,500 elite professional athletes.

Sam is proud to have been a part of the sales and service training of thousands of workers. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, Not Our Job: How College has Destroyed a Generation of Workers and How to Fix it, and has been featured on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, The Huffington Post, ESPN, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg.