Within the College of Business, the Sports 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 Management of Sport Industries Advisory Board (A)= alumni
David Beckerman (A), Founder and former CEO of the Starter Corporation; currently chairman of the Acorn Group in New Haven.
Nancy Lazenby-Blaser, Commissioner, Central Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation
Chris Brown (A), 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)
Robert Canton, CFO, Tampa Bay Lightening
Charlie Dowd, Esq. Vice President of Arena Operations, Harbor Yard Sports & Entertainment, L.L.C.
Rosa Gatti , Senior Vice President for Communications, ESPN.
Aaron Haviland (A), Senior Director Facilities, Miami Dolphins (Exec. Board)
ChrisAnn Hayes (A), Operations Managers, Ace Tickets, Inc.
Mark Jacobson, President, Silverman Group
Brian Jennings, Senior Vice President, Marketing, National Hockey League (Exec. Board)
Sally Johnson, Executive Director, National Council of Youth Sports
Dean Lombardi (A), President/General Managers, Los Angeles Kings
Joel Maturi, Former Director of Athletics, University of Minnesota
Craig Mortali (A), Five-time Emmy Award-winning producer at ESPN.
Brian O'Gara, Senior Director of Special Events, Major League Baseball
The Honorable Alan C. Page, Associate Justice Minnesota Supreme Court, NFL Hall of Famer
Linda Pantell, Former Senior Manager of Facility Operations, Security and Facility Management Dept., Major League Baseball.
Frank Russo, Jr., Senior Vice President, Global-Specturm
Nick Sakiewicz (A), CEO and Operating Partner, Philadelphia Union, MLS.
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, Vice President Marketing, Comcast-Spectacor
Jef Thifault (A), Owner, Contigo Event Management (Exec. Board)
Sonny Vaccaro, Former basketball marketing pioneer who helped connect Nike and Michael Jordan.
David Wilkenson, President, Wilkonson Management Group
Ralph Willis, Partner, EFA Partners; Former Director, GE Capital, Sports/Entertainment.
Michelle Wilson, Chief Revenue Officer, WWE, Inc.
Anne Worcester, Tournament Director, New Haven 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