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Advisory Boards

Within the College of Business, the Sport Management Department supports two premier centers of excellence.

Both centers are directed by faculty members and are supported by professional men and women making up advisory boards and councils.

UNH Sport Management Advisory Board (A)= alumni, S (speaker or adjunct)

Shane Beardsley (S), Director of Events & Operations, Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment

David Beckerman (A), Founder and former CEO of the Starter Corporation; currently chairman of the Acorn Group in New Haven

Mike Boissonneault (S), Sr. Director, HR Staffing & Recruiting, ESPN (Retired)

Chris Brown (A and S), Executive Director, Guest Experience at New York Mets (Exec. Board)

Jon Butler, Executive Director, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.

Chris Canetti, President, Houston Dynamo (MLS)

Tracelyn N. Charles, Senior Financial Analyst at ESPN

Evan Dabby, former Senior Director, Supporter Relations & Safety, MLS: now Executive Director at New Jersey Youth Soccer

Michael J. Davis, Vice President – Taxes, Nestle USA

Charlie Dowd, Esq. (S), Vice President of Arena Operations, Harbor Yard Sports & Entertainment, L.L.C.

James Du (A), Lecturer and Research Assistant at School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University

Brent Fisher (A and S), Vice President, Distribution - Affiliate Sales & Marketing, MLB Network

Rosa Gatti (S), Senior Vice President for Communications, ESPN (Retired).

Jerry Gepner, Broadcast, Media and Business Development Consultant

Aaron Haviland (A), Director of Security at Music City Center (Exec. Board)

ChrisAnn Hayes (A), Financial Services Consultant at TIAA-CREF

Randy Istre, CEO and Owner, Inside Edge

Mark Jacobson (S), President, Silverman Group

Brian Jennings (S), Executive Vice President, Marketing, National Hockey League (Exec. Board)

Sally Johnson, Executive Director, National Council of Youth Sports

Miklos Kozma, PhD, Senior Assistant Professor Corvinus University of Budapest former Manager, Sports Advisory Services, KPMG Advisory Ltd. Hungary

Joe Loomis, VP Finance, New York Knicks at The Madison Square Garden Company

Craig Mortali (A and S), Six-time Emmy Award-winning producer, formerly at ESPN

Brian O'Gara (S), Vice President Special Events, Major League Baseball

Andrew D. Opatkiewicz, VP, Strategic Development, STATS LLC

Linda Pantell (S), Former Senior Manager of Facility Operations, Security and Facility Management Dept., Major League Baseball.

Brian Phelps (A and S), Owner, Toad’s Place

John Ponzio (S), Former President, Autotote

Frank Russo, Jr. (S), Executive Vice President, Business Development and Client Relations, Spectra

Nick Sakiewicz (A and S), Commissioner, NLL

Jason Scheets (A), Director Marketing, Dreams Retail.

David Schreff, Former President, Worldwide Market and Media Group for the National Basketball Association Properties; currently President of Bedare, LLC.

Bob Schwartz (S), Vice President Marketing, Spectra Venue Management

Denise Taylor, Chief Information Officer, Westfield

Jef Thiffault (A and S), Managing Director, National Premier Soccer League / Partner, Contigo Sports (Exec. Board)

Nick Turchan (S), Finance Director, Merritt Woodwork formerly Finance Director with the Cleveland Cavaliers and IMG College

Anna Vashurina (A), Account Manager at IMG, Olympic Consulting (Russia)

Claude Vincent, School of Sports Administration, Laurentian University (CA)

Kenneth Waja (S), Vice President Finance, Spectra

Ralph Willis (S), Partner, EFA Partners; Former Director, GE Capital, Sports/Entertainment.

Michelle Wilson (S), Chief Revenue Officer, WWE, Inc.

Anne Worcester (S), Tournament Director, CT Open

Online Sport Management Degree Advisory Board

Avner Appelbaum, VP Finance, Ametek

Shane Beardsley, Director of Events & Operations, Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment

Kim B. Blair, Ph.D., Vice President, Cooper Perkins, Inc.

Mike Boissonneault, ESPN - Sr. Director, HR Staffing & Recruiting

Tracelyn N. Charles, Senior Financial Analyst at ESPN

Dan Crumb, CFO, Kansas City Chiefs

Evan Dabby, former Senior Director, Supporter Relations & Safety, MLS: now Executive Director at New Jersey Youth Soccer

Michael J. Davis, Vice President – Taxes, Nestle USA

James Du (A), Doctoral candidate in Sport Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University (China)

Brent Fisher (A), Vice President, Distribution - Affiliate Sales & Marketing, MLB Network

Jerry Gepner, Broadcast, Media and Business Development Consultant

Avi Goldberg, Principal, GreatPoint Ventures

Randy Istre, CEO and Owner, Inside Edge

Miklos Kozma, PhD, Manager, Sports Advisory Services, KPMG Advisory Ltd. Hungary

George Levine, Director, KPMG Advisor

Lina Li, Information Architect, Cigna

Joe Loomis, Senior Director, Team Finance, NBA

Andrew D. Opatkiewicz, VP, Strategic Development, STATS LLC

Brian Phelps (A), Owner, Toad’s Place

John Ponzio, Former President, Autotote current Town Treasurer, Town of Trumbull

Denise Taylor, Chief Information Officer, AEG

Jef Thiffault (A), Owner, Contigo Sports Management

Nick Turchan, Finance Director, The Collegiate Licensing Co. (IMG College)

Anna Vashurina (A), Account Manager at IMG, Olympic Consulting (Russia)

Claude Vincent, School of Sports Administration, Laurentian University (CA)

Kenneth Waja, Vice President Finance, Comcast’s Global-Spectrum

Ralph Willis, Principal, EFA Partners LLC

  1. Brochure

    Read more about the Sport Management Program here.