Meet-the-MSBA-Alumni

2016 Mentorship Collectives


Brad Aikins
Client Solutions / Twitter
Harrie Bakst
Partner / Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group
Rose Barre
Director, Premium Sales & Service / New York Yankees
Jay Bavishi
Marketing Manager / Twitter
Jason Belzer
President / GAME, Inc.
James Carmichael
Brand Manager / National Football League
Julia Cheney
Corporate Consultant / CAA Sports
Brett Cummings
Vice President / FleishmanHillard
Jade English
Public Relations + Strategic Marketing and Branding Coordinator / Roc Nation
Brandon Etheridge
Assistant Labor Relations Council / National Football League
Chris Farrell
Vice President, Partnership Marketing / Leverage Agency
Dan Gaiman
Manager, Sponsorship Sales and Partnerships / New York Mets
Kelly Higgins
Senior Manager, Partnership Activation / New York Mets
David Hochman
Specialist, Business Communications / Major League Baseball
William Mao
VP Digital / MP Silva
Darius Naficy
Director, Integrated Marketing / LeadDog Marketing
Max Paulsen
Director - Media & Properties / Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment
Kelsey Philpott
Senior Director, Global Sports and Entertainment Consulting / GMR Marketing
Marc Raiken
Director, Athlete Marketing and Sales / Wasserman
Josh Rose
SVP Business Development / Fevo
Dan Rosenthal
Vice President, Corporate Hospitality Strategy & Business Integration / Madison Square Garden
Jared Schoenfeld
Vice President, Brand Partnership Sales / The Players' Tribune
Nick Spike
SVP, Business Development / Thuzio
Brandon Swibel
Senior Vice President - Talent Marketing / TLA Worldwide
Mark Zablow
CEO / Cogent Entertainment Marketing
Vinnie Butera
Account Executive, Brand Partnerships / Whistle Sports
Joe Calafiore
Manager, Marketing / Major League Baseball
Kelly Czumble
Marketing Coordinator / Mission Athletecare
Amanda Flynn
Coordinator, Operations / Major League Soccer
Louis Frangella
Account Executive, Partnership Marketing / Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
Marcus Fuller
Account Executive / Futures Sport + Entertainment
Tina Jain
New Media Strategist - NHL / MLB Advanced Media
Brian Jungreis
Junior Agent/Basketball Operations Coordinator / ASM Sports
Caity Kauffman
Senior Manager, Digital Strategy / Team Epic
Kelly Krautheim
Manager, Marketing Events / New Jersey Devils
Rodrigo Lacal
Manager, Sport Strategy / GlideSlope
Steven Lang
Account Supervisor, Scout Sports and Entertainment / Horizon Media
Ben Levy
NFL Partnerships Manager / FanDuel
Max Mangold
Sales & Service Account Executive / New York Yankees
Milam Miller
Global Business Development Manager / Raptor Capital Management
Thomas Padula
Account Executive / Madison Square Garden
Sam Permut
Coordinator, Basketball Operations / RocNation Sports
David Picioski
Team Partnerships Coordinator / FanDuel
Alex Rosen
Associate / Proskauer
Melcolm Ruffin
Senior Coordinator, Business Operations / National Basketball Association
Max Saidman
Associate East Brand Marketing Manager / Jordan Brand
Alex Schned
Associate Manager / Wasserman
Courtney Sergeant
Senior Account Executive / Engine Shop Agency
Zack Weiner
Editor-in-Chief, Head of Business Development / Overtime
Spencer Wolf
Director, Marketing Services / Premier Partnerships
Scott Baum
Development Executive / Legends
Emily Black
Marketing / Hashtag Sports
Mark Burns
Talent Marketing Executive / CSE Talent
Franklyn Calle
Assistant Editor / SLAM Magazine
Oruny Choi
Social Media Producer / Bleacher Report
Adam Daroff
Senior Program Director / Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership
Shae Fanning
Coordinator, Brand Partnerships / Whistle Sports
Samson Feldman
Senior Account Executive, Partnership Marketing / Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
Daniel Kaplan
Account Manager / Genesco Sports Enterprises
Kahlil Keys
Sponsorship Sales Coordinator / Major League Baseball
Sydney Kirby
Business Development Coordinator / Lagardère Sports
Riche Leveille
Account Manager / Cogent Entertainment Marketing
Athena Liao
Account Manager & Corporate Marketing Manager / American Media
Ryan McKenna
Agency Relations Manager / Thuzio
Jessie Nerkowski
Athlete Career & Education Coordinator / United States Olympic Committee
Grant Norris-Jones
Director, Integrated Partnerships / FanDuel
Ryan Nowack
Manager, Team Sales / Madison Square Garden
Jeme Obeime
Office Manager / Mission Athletecare
Leo Parsons
CRM Coordinator / Madison Square Garden
Melanie Rose
Partnership Development Specialist / LeagueApps
Saghar Samimi
Entertainment Marketing / Cogent Entertainment Marketing
Matt Seidmon
Consultant / IBM
Chris Stathos
Partnership Activation Coordinator / Kansas City Chiefs
Shane Stewart
Account Executive / NFL On Location
Fred Stillman
PR & Communications Intern / Major League Baseball

Historical Mentorship Roster


Peter Aiello
Account Director / Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment
Dan Asip
Director of Premium Account Services, Corporate Hospitality / Madison Square Garden
Nicole Auerbach
College Basketball, College Football & Olympic Swimming Reporter / USA Today Sports
Ben Aziz
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives / Sacramento Republic F.C.
Dana Bonner
Manager, Sponsorship / National Football League
Peter Robert Casey
Founder & Chief Community Officer / Sports Passport
Jose Duverge
Senior Manager, Business Development (Partnership Marketing) / Soccer United Marketing (Major League Soccer)
Jeff Farmer
Manager, Corporate Partnerships / San Diego Padres
Sean Finley
Manager, Sports & Entertainment Partnerships / Madison Square Garden
Dustin Fleischman
Brand Partnerships / Whistle Sports
Tabitha Glisson
Partnership Business Manager / Sacramento Kings
Roman Gorodetskiy
Sports & Entertainment Consultant, Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships & Sponsorship Sales / Leverage Agency
Phil Grieco
Senior Director, Marketing Solutions / Repucom
Brad Griffiths
Director, Sports Marketing / Platinum Rye Entertainment
Mandy Gutmann
Director, Communications / Barclays Center, Brooklyn Nets & New York Islanders
Wes Harris
Senior Coordinator, Basketball Operations / National Basketball Association
Nick Heitz
Account Executive / Mic
Brian Jemison
Director, Sales & Marketing at OUE Skyspace LA / Legends
Abigail Kruger
Corporate Partnerships / Baltimore Ravens
Matt Lacks
Agent / CAA Sports
Alicia Lee
Regional Sports Marketing Manager / Muscle Milk
Evan Levine
Director, Business Development / Soccer United Marketing (Major League Soccer)
Tim Lister
Director, Business Development / NASCAR
AJ Machosky
Vice President, Sponsorships / Vivid Seats
Wendy Morris
Sponsorship Sales & Activation Strategy Consultant
Andrea Pagnanelli
Vice President, Commercial / Relevent Sports
Theresa Power
Manager, Inside Sales / New York Islanders
Jake Presser
NFL Agent / SportStars
Uzma Rawn
Senior Director, Sponsorship Sales / Major League Baseball
Jamie Rocha
Manager, Partnership Marketing / International Olympic Committee
Rachael Schnell
Director, Brand Marketing / Foot Locker
Austin Smith Hall
Development Associate / Change For Kids
Angelo Solomita
Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs / Radegen Sports Management
Rick Torres
Senior Attorney / Goodwin Procter LLP
Keith Wan
Integrated Sales & Marketing Executive / WWE
Carter Westfall
Vice President, International / Pac-12 Conference
Yao Williams
Director, Partnership Sales (Americas) / Manchester City F.C.
Andrew Zinberg
Senior Vice President, Athlete Marketing & Sales - Golf / Wasserman