17th RMU Sport Management Career Summit

Virtual Summit | October 7, 8 and 9, 2020

Sponsored by the Department of Sport Management and the SBUS at Robert Morris University

Registration is now closed.

With the challenges of the 2020 COVID pandemic causing significant disruptions within sport and entertainment properties along with the industry serving as a focal point of change in societal and cultural issues. In addition to building a foundation for students professional development, there will be two themes; “the art of innovation and pivoting” and “turning on the lights” emphasized through the event. The workshops and panels will cover skills, content knowledge and innovation in athlete/media/fan engagement and business practices along with examining how the industry is creating awareness and change with diversity and social justice relating to race and gender.

Workshop Details

Wednesday October 7, 2020 - Industry Knowledge-Skills (10:00-1:00 pm EST)

Sport Sales - Murray Cohn, Principle and President of MC Sports Sales (10:00-10:50 am EST)
Sport Analytics - Bill Nielsen, Vice President, Partner Solutions, 4FRONT (11:00-11:50 am EST)

Sport Digital Media-Story Telling & Building Content - Rachel Maga, President, TenFour Social Media (12:00-12:50 PM EST)

Thursday, October 8 2020 - State of Sport /Entertainment Industry (11:00-2:00 pm EST)

Innovations & Growth in Sport & Entertainment Fan/Audience Engagement (11:00-11:50 am EST)
Don Marinelli, Director of Innovation, Invenn Global 
Steve Pastorino, Senior Vice President & Head of Business Development, US Integrity
Dave Lockett, Director of Public Relations, UFC 

Social/Racial Justice and Diversity in the Sport and Entertainment Industry (12:00-12:50 pm EST)
Chris Howard, President, Robert Morris University
Toni Murphy, Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Comcast
To be announced

The Art and Science of “Pivoting”-Creating Opportunities in the Industry (1:00-1:50 pm EST)
Bob Lynch, President and CEO SponsorUnited  
John Fisher, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Arizona Diamondbacks 
Bernie Mullin, Founder and Chairman; Aspire Group, 
Dr. Bill Sutton, Dean Elevate Academy and Director Emeritus of the Vinik Sport & Entertainment 
Mgmt. Program at the University of South Florida

Friday, October 9, 2020 -Career Development (10:00 am-1:00 pm EST)

Creating a Career in these Times (10:00-10:50 am EST)
Dan Sutton  Director of Brand Management at Riot Games
Alyssa Blumling, Marketing Manager, PPG Paints Arena
Delvina Morrow, Director of Strategic & Community Initiatives, Pittsburgh Penguins
Devon Harris, Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Runner, Motivational Speaker

Adding onto your Skill Set and Building Your Resume in 2020 (11:00-11:50 am EST)
Patrick Pierson, Associate Athletic Director, Communications, University of Oregon
Luke Mohamed, Director, Partnership Sales, Pittsburgh Penguins 
Joel Gray, Manager, Community Outreach, Pittsburgh Pirates<
Andrew Heiland, Partner at ELEVATE Sports & Media

Teamworkonline - What you can do to get hired (12:00-12:50 pm EST)
Buffy Filippell, President and Founder of Teamworkonline

Please note: Speakers may change prior to the Summit sessions

The 17th RMU Sport Management Student Career Virtual Summit is produced by: Leon Thomas and Associates (www.leonthetrainer.net)