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Sport Management Student Conference


Sport Management Student Conference

Issues, Topics, Opportunities & Career Development
In Sport Management

Career development in any professional field is a crucial area for college and university students. The sport management industry is highly competitive and selective. Sport Management students’ common career barriers include not fully realizing the extent of career opportunities, resulting in a lack of focus on the development of specific skill sets, along with relevant entry-level experiences.

Your Registration Fee Includes:

  • Conference Gift
  • Continental Breakfast Buffet & Lunch Buffet
  • Conference Raffle Ticket
  • Conference Networking Reception (hors d' oeuvres and soft drinks)

10th Annual Conference
When: October 18, 2013
Where: Charles L. Sewall Center
Moon Campus
Robert Morris University
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189
Registration: Register Online
Print/Mail Registration Form
Fee: Early Bird Registration: $80
(Before Sep. 24)

Late Registration: $90
(On or After Sept. 24)

No refunds after October  4, 2013

Sponsored by: Sport Management Program

"Before having a career-you need that first job!"
RMU Sport Management Faculty Credo

RMU SM Conference Successes & Related Placement

Alex Layman, Robert Morris University, (2009 Conference Alum ) Madison Square Garden

Jaimye Ashley, U of California PA, (2009 Conference Alum) Minnesota Lynx

Matt Hastings, Robert Morris University, (2008 Conference Alum) Seattle Storm

Whitney Dixon, Lock Haven University, (2008 Conference Alum) (Detroit Pistons & Shock Intern)

Luke Mohammed, Robert Morris University, (2008 & 2009 Conference Alum) Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

Amanda Greenburg, University of Pittsburgh, (2005 Conference Alum) Orlando Magic

Jaima Schiffer, Robert Morris University, (2004 Conference Alum) New Orleans Hornets

Conference Itinerary 

8:00 - 8:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet
8:45 - 10:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks "The Murray Cohn Hour"
10:00 - 11:00 AM Roundtable Career Development, Panel I
11:10 - 12:15 PM Breakout Panel, Session I

12:20 - 12:50 PM

12:50 - 1:50 PM

Lunch Presentation

Keynote Speaker
Abe Madkour

2:00 - 3:00 PM Breakout Panel, Session II
3:10 - 4:15 PM Roundtable Career Development, Session II
4:15 - 5:00 PM Networking Reception & Raffles


Abe Madkour
Executive Editor
Wilson Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily
Tom Berl
Territory Manager
Wilson's Sporting Goods
Alyssa Blumling
Marketing, CONSOL Energy Center
Murray Cohn
NBA Vice President Team Ticket Sales 
Matt Fahr
Senior Account Executive, Cleveland Cavaliers
Erie Fronczek
Athletic Ticketing Manager
Kent State University
Kelly Higgins
Team Marketing & Business Operations
Ed Lynch
Senior Director, Sports Marketing
USA Today
Mike Marchinsky
Youth Football/Marketing Manager
Pittsburgh Steelers
Rob Mattina
Vice President of Marketing
Detroit Red Wings
Luke Mohamed
Coordinator of Marketing and Development, Dick's Sporting Goods
Pittsburgh Marathon
Lisa Quinn
Director, Events & Attractions Group
Jaima Schiffer
CRM Manager
Legends Marketing
Bob Sivik
Director, Season & Group Ticket Sales
Cleveland Browns
Tom Smith
Vice President of Sales
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Bill Snider
Manager of eCcommerce
Steve Swetoha
President & Chief Revenue Officer
Tulsa Shock
Katy Yurk
Assistant Director, Membership
Russ Yurk
Director of Events
for USA Football