Meet-the-MSBA-Alumni
Brad Aikins
Client Partner / Twitter
Jay Bavishi
Marketing Manager / Twitter
James Carmichael
Brand Director / National Football League
Julia Cheney
Sports Consulting Agent / Creative Artists Agency
Brett Cummings
Vice President / FleishmanHillard
Dan Gaiman
Senior Director, Global Partnerships / Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
Kelly Higgins
Manager, Corporate Partnerships / New York Mets
William Mao
Vice President, Digital / MP & Silva
Max Paulsen
Director, Business Development / National Hockey League
Kelsey Philpott
Senior Director, Global Sports & Entertainment Consulting / GMR Marketing
Marc Raiken
Senior Director, Athlete Marketing & Sales / Wasserman
Dan Rosenthal
Vice President, Premium Sales & Ticketing / NFL On Location Experiences
Jared Schoenfeld
Vice President, Brand Partnership Sales / The Players' Tribune
Nick Spike
Senior Vice President, Business Development / Thuzio
Brandon Swibel
Managing Partner / Rubicon Talent
Harrie Bakst
Partner / Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group
Mark Zablow
Founder & CEO / Cogent Entertainment Marketing
Rose Barre
Director, Premium Sales & Service / New York Yankees
Jason Belzer
President / GAME, Inc.
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
David Hochman
Specialist, Business Communications / Major League Baseball
Darius Naficy
Director, Integrated Marketing / LeadDog Marketing
Josh Rose
SVP Business Development / Fevo
Vinnie Butera
Account Executive, Brand Partnerships / Whistle Sports
Joe Calafiore
Manager, Mareting / Major League Baseball
Amanda Flynn
Senior Coordinator, Operations / Major League Soccer
Louis Frangella
Manager, Global Social Media & Content Strategy / American Express
Marcus Fuller
Analyst / Futures Sport + Entertainment
Brian Jungreis
Director of Basketball Operations / ASM Sports
Kelly Krautheim
Account Executive, Business Leadership / Momentum Worldwide
Ben Levy
League & Team Marketing Senior Manager / FanDuel
Emily Nesi
Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships / New York Mets
Thomas Padula
Account Executive / The Madison Square Garden Company
David Picioski
Senior Analyst, Global Brand Partnerships & Experiential Marketing / American Express
Alex Rosen
Counsel / Major League Baseball
Melcolm Ruffin
Senior Coordinator, Business Operations - NBA Gatorade League / National Basketball Association
Alex Schned
Manager, Brands / Wasserman
Courtney Sergeant
Account Supervisor / Engine Shop Agency
Spencer Wolf
Senior Director, Marketing Services / Premier Partnerships
Kelly Czumble
Marketing Coordinator / Mission Athletecare
Tina Jain
New Media Strategist - NHL / MLB Advanced Media
Caity Kauffman
Senior Manager, Digital Strategy / Team Epic
Rodrigo Lacal
Manager, Sport Strategy / GlideSlope
Steven Lang
Account Supervisor, Scout Sports and Entertainment / Horizon Media
Max Mangold
Sales & Service Account Executive / New York Yankees
Milam Miller
Global Business Development Manager / Raptor Capital Management
Sam Permut
Coordinator, Basketball Operations / RocNation Sports
Max Saidman
Associate East Brand Marketing Manager / Jordan Brand
Zack Weiner
Editor-in-Chief, Head of Business Development / Overtime
Scott Baum
Manager, Premium Sales / NFL On Location Experiences
Emily Black
Marketing / Hashtag Sports
Mark Burns
Senior Writer / SportTechie
Franklyn Calle
Associate Editor / SLAM Magazine
Oruny Choi
Social Media Programmer / Bleacher Report
Adam Daroff
Marketing Coordinator / ShooWin
Samson Feldman
Senior Account Executive, Partnership Marketing / Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
Riche Leveille
Account Director / Cogent Entertainment Marketing
Ryan McKenna
Agency Relations Manager & Strategic Partnerships / Thuzio
Grant Norris-Jones
Director, Strategy & Sponsorship / Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ryan Nowack
Marketing Partnerships / The Madison Square Garden Company
Jeme Obeime
Associate Marketing Manager / Mission Athletecare
Leo Parsons
CRM Coordinator / The Madison Square Garden Company
Melanie Rose
Enterprise Business Development / LeagueApps
Saghar Samimi
Account Manager / Cogent Entertainment Marketing
Matt Seidmon
Sales Enablement Strategist / IBM
Shane Stewart
Sales & Service Executive
Fred Stillman
Executive Assistant to Casey Close / Excel Sports Management
Shae Fanning
Coordinator, Brand Partnerships / Whistle Sports
Daniel Kaplan
Account Manager / Genesco Sports Enterprises
Kahlil Keys
Sponsorship Sales Coordinator / Major League Baseball
Sydney Kirby
Business Development Coordinator / Lagardère Sports
Athena Liao
Account Manager & Corporate Marketing Manager / American Media
Jessie Nerkowski
Athlete Career & Education Coordinator / United States Olympic Committee
Chris Stathos
Partnership Activation Coordinator / Kansas City Chiefs

Brad Aikins
Client Partner / Twitter
Dan Asip
Director, Premium Account Service / The Madison Square Garden Company
Scott Baum
Manager, Premium Sales / NFL On Location Experiences
Jay Bavishi
Marketing Manager / Twitter
Emily Black
Marketing / Hashtag Sports
Mark Burns
Senior Writer / SportTechie
Vinnie Butera
Account Executive, Brand Partnerships / Whistle Sports
Joe Calafiore
Manager, Mareting / Major League Baseball
Franklyn Calle
Associate Editor / SLAM Magazine
James Carmichael
Brand Director / National Football League
Julia Cheney
Sports Consulting Agent / Creative Artists Agency
Oruny Choi
Social Media Programmer / Bleacher Report
Brett Cummings
Vice President / FleishmanHillard
Adam Daroff
Marketing Coordinator / ShooWin
T.J. Doganiero
Account Executive, Sports & Entertainment / Leverage Agency
Abe Dube
Manager, Corporate Partnerships / NFL On Location Experiences
Samson Feldman
Senior Account Executive, Partnership Marketing / Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
Amanda Flynn
Senior Coordinator, Operations / Major League Soccer
Louis Frangella
Manager, Global Social Media & Content Strategy / American Express
Jacob Frank
Manager, Health & Safety Initiatives / National Football League
Marcus Fuller
Analyst / Futures Sport + Entertainment
Dan Gaiman
Senior Director, Global Partnerships / Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
David Giglio
Associate Director, Marketing Activation / United States Olympic Committee
Greg Goldring
Senior Director, Sports / Platinum Rye Entertainment
Chelsea Greenway
Event Assistant / Metropolitan Hospitality
Jakob Gutierrez
Associate Manager, Properties / Wasserman
Frank Higgins
Manager, Golf / Wasserman
Kelly Higgins
Manager, Corporate Partnerships / New York Mets
Lauren Hutt
Project Manager / MP & Silva
Erica Joseph
Operations Development Analyst / City Football Group
Brian Jungreis
Director of Basketball Operations / ASM Sports
Jason Karlowski
Senior Manager, Sports Marketing & Brand Engagement / Modell's Sporting Goods
Kelly Krautheim
Account Executive, Business Leadership / Momentum Worldwide
Riche Leveille
Account Director / Cogent Entertainment Marketing
Ben Levy
League & Team Marketing Senior Manager / FanDuel
Nate Liebes
Business Development Analyst / National Football League
William Mao
Vice President, Digital / MP & Silva
Ari Mark
Senior Director, Business Development / National Basketball Association
Max McGonigle
Marketing Coordinator / Revelent Sports
Ryan McKenna
Agency Relations Manager & Strategic Partnerships / Thuzio
Mike Meisner
Marketing & Sponsorship Professional
Ricardo Munoz
Manager, Strategy & Activation (Global Partnerships) / WME | IMG
Emily Nesi
Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships / New York Mets
Grant Norris-Jones
Director, Strategy & Sponsorship / Ultimate Fighting Championship
Drew Northfield
Manager, Athlete Marketing & Sales / Wasserman
Ryan Nowack
Marketing Partnerships / The Madison Square Garden Company
Jeme Obeime
Associate Marketing Manager / Mission Athletecare
Thomas Padula
Account Executive / The Madison Square Garden Company
Leo Parsons
CRM Coordinator / The Madison Square Garden Company
Max Paulsen
Director, Business Development / National Hockey League
Kelsey Philpott
Senior Director, Global Sports & Entertainment Consulting / GMR Marketing
David Picioski
Senior Analyst, Global Brand Partnerships & Experiential Marketing / American Express
Christian Porter
Replenishment Analyst / Foot Locker, Inc.
Marc Raiken
Senior Director, Athlete Marketing & Sales / Wasserman
Molly Rauhauser
Manager, Business Operations / CSM Advisory Group
Melanie Rose
Enterprise Business Development / LeagueApps
Alex Rosen
Counsel / Major League Baseball
Dan Rosenthal
Vice President, Premium Sales & Ticketing / NFL On Location Experiences
Melcolm Ruffin
Senior Coordinator, Business Operations - NBA Gatorade League / National Basketball Association
Evan Sahr
Senior Sales Manager / Paige Hospitality Group
Saghar Samimi
Account Manager / Cogent Entertainment Marketing
Alex Schned
Manager, Brands / Wasserman
Jared Schoenfeld
Vice President, Brand Partnership Sales / The Players' Tribune
Matt Seidmon
Sales Enablement Strategist / IBM
Courtney Sergeant
Account Supervisor / Engine Shop Agency
Nick Spike
Senior Vice President, Business Development / Thuzio
Shane Stewart
Sales & Service Executive
Fred Stillman
Executive Assistant to Casey Close / Excel Sports Management
Brandon Swibel
Managing Partner / Rubicon Talent
Justin Vine
Associate / Mayer Brown LLP
Nailah Waterfield
Executive Assistant to Jeffrey Schwartz / Excel Sports Management
Kellen Williams
Talent Marketer / TLA Worldwide
Spencer Wolf
Senior Director, Marketing Services / Premier Partnerships
Mark Zablow
Founder & CEO / Cogent Entertainment Marketing
Andres Zapata
Account Manager, MillerCoors / GMR Marketing


Meet the 2017 Collectives

Historical Mentorship Roster


Dan Asip
Director, Premium Account Service / The Madison Square Garden Company
Peter Aiello
Account Director / Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment
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
Former 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
This is a strong program that continues to get better and better over the years – from the emphasis placed on strong internship placement to the stellar speakers and mentors they recruit – MSBA is doing great work.
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