Faculty / Directors

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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: mjb178@comminfo.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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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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Company:

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.

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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 Henderson, JD

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Company:

Attorney, Law Office of Michael Schonberger, LLC
NCAA Division I Certified Recruiter/Assistant Fencing Coach, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Degrees:

JD, Rutgers Law School
MMS, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
BS, Sports Management, Rutgers University
BS, Philosophy, Rutgers University

P: 848 203-1854
E: jason.v.henderson@rutgers.edu

Jason Henderson has worked in NCAA Division I college athletics since 2010. Henderson's coaching, recruiting and scheduling efforts have drastically improved New Jersey Institute of Technology's former 1-17 Fencing Team into a top 10 program in the nation. In 2015 Henderson was awarded the USFA National Team Champion Coach's Medal for Senior Team Women's Epee. He has coached notable athletes including a NCAA National Championship Silver Medalist, a 2016 Rio Olympian, a 2016 NCAA Elite 90 recipient and multiple All-Americans.

Prior to his time in college athletics, Henderson worked as a safety specialist in the amusement industry for 10 years. He served as a licensed safety inspector in both PA and NJ. Henderson was a frequent speaker for amusement ride operator training and has trained and certified over 2,500 amusement ride operators.

Henderson graduated with honors from Rutgers majoring in both Sports Management and Philosophy. While attending Rutgers he was a two-time All-American athlete, US National Fencing Team member, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member, and recipient of both the Athletic Director's Excellence Award and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He went on to receive a master's degree in business from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law.

Henderson is currently a practicing attorney in Jersey City, NJ.