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

Since its inaugural school year of 2016-17, GSB has hosted over 100 guest lecturers representing a group of the most influential men and women in the sports industry. The esteemed list includes:

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From left: Kenny Albert, Dr. K. Jamil Northcutt, Janet Duch, Gil Beverly.

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From left: Betty Liu, Kevin Sullivan, Rick Cerrone, Lauren Shehadi.

John Acunto: Senior Partner Sports, Finn Partners; Vice President of Marketing Communications, National Basketball Association

Kenny Albert: American Sportscaster, FOX Sports, NBC Sports, MSG Network

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

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

Halley Barnes: Senior Account Executive, Taylor

Scott Becher: Sports Marketing Veteran

Mark Beech: Editor, The Players' Tribune

Lindsay Berra: Columnist,

Gil Beverly: Former Senior Vice President, Sponsorship, ESPN; Vice President, Sponsorship Marketing, National Sales, Learfield IMG

Will Bowen: Author, A Complaint Free World

Charlie Buffin: Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Media Influencers Agent

Jayne Bussman-Wise: Director of Public Relations and Content, New York Red Bulls

Cory Bildstein: Chief Marketing Officer, Whistle Sports

Geoff Brown: CMO, NBA G-League

Michelle Campbell: Former Basketball Player, WNBA, Europe, Rutgers University

Anne Candido: Veteran Marketer, Procter & Gamble

Pat Capra: Owner, Lunar Sports

Chris Carlin: Radio Voice, Rutgers University Football; Co-Host Afternoon Drive, WIP Radio, Philadelphia

Peter Robert Casey: Founder, Sports Passport

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

Chris Chaney: Sports Entrepreneur

Brett Costner: Global Marketing, Nike

Ann Crandall: Former Chief Marketing Officer, Big East Conference

Aimee Crawford: Senior Editor,

Greg Crawford: BSN, Brooklyn Nets

Allison Creekmore: Senior Director, Digital and Social Media, Major League Baseball

Ryan Crelin: Commissioner, East Coast Hockey League

DAZN: Senior Staff

Sean DeBarbieri: Host, MLB Network

Richard Deitsch: Media Critic, The Athletic

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

Jordan Doyle: Digital Communications/Social Media, Chicago White Sox

Janet Duch: President, New York Guardians, XFL

Ryan Dunleavy: Beat Writer for Rutgers University Athletics,

Paul Epstein: Director of Sales and Business Development, San Francisco 49ers

Adina Erwin: GM, Barclays Center

Doug Feinberg: Women’s Basketball Writer, Associated Press

Jeremy Feinberg: Special Referee, New York Superior Court; Ethics Professor, Columbia University

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

Mark French: Founder, Mission Athlete Care

Rachel Gary: Head of Marketing and Communications, ONE World Sports 

Keith Glass: NBA Agent

Alfreeda Goff: Associate, Spelman Johnson; former Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief of Staff, Horizon League

Don Green: Executive Director, The Napoleon Hill Foundation

Robin Harris: Executive Director, The Ivy League

Kate Hickey: Senior Associate Athletic Director, Rutgers University

David Higdon: Chief Communication Officer, Riot Games

Jim Ivler: NFL Agent, Sportstars Inc

Larry Jacobs: Career Development Specialist, Rutgers University

Dan Kaufman: Deputy Editor, The Athletic

Greg Kish: Vice President, Sales and Service, Los Angeles Stadium Project at Hollywood Park for Legends

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

Brian LaFemina: CBO, LA2028 Olympics, USOC

Lance Lankford: Chief Operating Office, Turnkey Sports

Emily Lamb: Digital Communications/Social Media, Chicago White Sox

Milton Lee: Chief Executive Officer, KeeMotion

Eric LeGrand: Keynote Speaker, Sports Broadcaster, Author, Founder, Team LeGrand

Brian Leonard: Former Football Player, NFL, Rutgers University

Eric Liebler: President, G3 Marketing

Betty Liu: Anchor, Bloomberg TV; Founder, Radiate Inc

Sabrina Macias: Global Director of Communication, DraftKings

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From left: Sabrina Macias, George Veras, Will Smith, Chris Tropeano.

Kevin Malast: Vice President, Talent, Malka Sports

Christian Matthews: Vice President, Strategy and Sponsorships, Washington Football Team

Rick McCabe: Vice President, Corporate Communications, CBS Television

Jim McCloud: Vice President, Advanced Media, Major League Baseball

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

Todd McFall: Economics Professor, Wake Forest University

Bernadette McGlade: Commissioner, Atlantic 10 Conference

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

Deb Melnick: Senior Director, Human Resources, New York Red Bulls

Dave Mingey: Founder and President, GlideSlope Inc

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

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

Josh Mora: Executive Director Strategic Partnerships, Full Sail University

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

Adam Nelson: SportBusiness

Rob Nogueras: SportBusiness

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

David Oestricher: Founder, Manhattan Sports Business Academy

Donna Orender: Chief Executive Officer, Orender Unlimited; former President, Women’s National Basketball Association

Tony Paige: Sportswriter/Broadcaster

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

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

Stan Phelps: Author, Keynote Speaker, Experience Architect; Founder, 9 INCH Marketing

David Prouty: General Counsel, Major League Baseball Players Association

Janine Purcaro: Former Chief Financial Officer of Athletics, Rutgers University

Aaron Reilly: CEO, AMR Agency

Rick Resnick: Vice President, Sports Sales, Univision

JR Roggio: NFL Agent, Sportstars Inc

Ryan Rose: Account Executive, IMG/Endeavor

Rick Rosenfelt: Director, Partnerships, New York Red Bulls

Steve Rosner: Partner, 16W Marketing LLC

Samantha Rubin: New York Yankees, DAZN

David Sabino: Editor/Producer, Outside the Lines, E:60, ESPN

Cesar Sanchez: Director of Sports Marketing, Kia North America

Greg Santore: Executive Recruiting, Front Office Sports

James Santore: Executive Recruiting, Front Office Sports

Brian Selander: Partner, SeventySix Capital

Mary Scott: President, Sports and Experiential, United Entertainment Group

Dan Shagawat: Manager, Service and Retention, Madison Square Garden

Lauren Shehadi: Sportscaster, MLB Network

William Smith: Vice President, Marketing Partnerships, Madison Square Garden

Brian Stanchak: Founder and President, The BDS Agency LLC

Joanne Stephens: Media Trainer

Michael Stern: Former Senior Vice President, Oracle; Executive Vice President, Federal Sales, Rubrik

Joseph Stetson: Chief Marketing Officer, New York Red Bulls

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

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

The Players' Tribune: Senior Staff

Chris Tropeano: Senior Director Business Communication, NASCAR

Sona Van der Hoop: Chief Executive Officer, Defined by Results

George Veras: Executive Vice President, Pro Football Hall of Fame

Michael Verrone: Vice President of Content/Digital Media, National Basketball Association

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

Jeremy Watkins: Director of Crisis Communication, Hiltzik Strategies

Hugh Weber: President, Prudential Center, New Jersey Devils

Robert Westreich: Chief Tax Officer, Senior Vice President Treasurer, Newell Brands

Brandon Williams: Global Public Relations    Director, Fanatics

Nana Yaw: Senior Manager, Premium Sales, San Francisco 49ers

Jeff Zanetti: Winning Mindset

Kim Zivkovich: Director of Athletic Communications, Rutgers University