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Sport Management Conference

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sport Management Conference is an experience for all that wish to attend and participate, bringing together sport industry professionals, students as well as UW-Parkside alumni to discuss the current trends and future of sport business.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22  |  UW-PARKSIDE STUDENT CENTER CINEMA

7:30 AM-5 PM

FREE EVENT  |  REGISTER TODAY

AGENDA

 

7:30 AM  |  CHECK-IN

 

8:45 AM  |  WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Robert Ducoffe  |  Provost  |  UW-Parkside


9 AM  |  KEYNOTE 

Brian Gainor  |  Vice President of Innovation  |  4 Front 

 

9:45 AM  |  THE FUTURE OF MINOR LEAGUE AND EMERGING SPORTS

Sports organizations have direct partnerships with top level professional franchises. Discuss the opportunities moving forward with franchises, and how independent clubs provide top level competition with the flexibility to explore unique partnerships. 

PANELISTS
Jeff Gray  |  General Manager  |  Beloit Snappers
Kevin Leisgang '08  |  President  |  NAHL Odessa Jackalopes
Ryan Moede '09  |  General Manager  |  Fond du Lac Dock Spiders
Mike Wojciechowski  |  Business Development  |  Milwaukee Admirals
Peter Wilt  |  Managing Director  |  Big Top Soccer
MODERATOR
Eric Snodgrass ’10  | Assistant General Manager  |  Lakeshore Chinooks 

 

11 AM  |  THE FUTURE OF COLLEGE SPORTS  

Discuss the new trends in collegiate sports, and the changing focus of athletic departments at all levels. Legal aspects as well as the unique features of various conferences will be covered.

PANELISTS
Paul Anderson  |  Director  |  National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School
Brian Baptiste  |  Deputy Director of Athletics, Capital Projects and Operations  |  Northwestern University
Andrew Gavin  |  Director of Athletics  |  UW-Parkside
Charles Guthrie  |  Director of Athletics  |  UW-Green Bay
G. Steven Larson  |  Commissioner  |  Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC)
MODERATOR
Brad Leonhard 
|  Sport Management M.S. Student  |  UW-Parkside


12:15 PM  |  LUNCH

Brickstone Grill & Eatery and Erbert’s & Gerbert’s will be open for all attendees to purchase lunch. A breakout room is available for sports organizations if they wish to meet with students to provide information about internships or job opportunities. 

 

1:15 PM  |  BEST PRACTICES AND EMERGING TRENDS 

Learn about trends relating to ticket sales, customer interaction, and revenue generation. Learn how the most successful sport organizations create a game day experience that has great value for fans of every age.

PANELISTS
Gabrielle Dow  |  Vice President, Marketing and Fan Engagement  |  Green Bay Packers
Doug Gole  |  General Manager  |  Kenosha Kingfish
Trish Rasberry  |  Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service  |  ROC Ventures
David Tamburrino  |  Director of Partnership Sales  |  Milwaukee Brewers
MODERATOR
Chris Salazar ’18  |  Ticket Operations and Sales Manager |  Lakeshore Chinooks 


2:30 PM  |  WELCOME

Deborah Ford  |  Chancellor  |  UW-Parkside


2:45 PM  |  ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR RECOGNITION
 

 

3 PM  |  SPORTS ENTITIES AS 365-DAY REVENUE GENERATORS

With so much capital being invested into new all-season facilities, there has never been more emphasis on revenue generation every day. Hear from professionals whose job it is to utilize every inch of their facilities to generate revenue to keep functioning year round.

PANELISTS
Craig Anderson  |  Director of Recreation  |  Pleasant Prairie RecPlex 
Conor Caloia  |  Chief Operating Officer  |  Big Top Sports
Shawn Kison  |  General Manager  |  Milwaukee Milkmen
Matt Ten Haken  |  Director of Sports Marketing  |  Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau
Rob Zerjav  |  President  |  Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Fond du Lac Dock Spiders
MODERATOR
Adam Schemm ’08  |  Senior Associate AD-External Relations  |  UW-Milwaukee 

 

4:30 PM  |  CLOSING REMARKS

 

PANELIST  |  PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES

SPORT MANAGEMENT ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

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RYAN MOEDE ‘09

General Manager
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders

 

AWARD RECOGNITION

CONTACT INFO

Sean Dahlin  |  dahlin@uwp.edu
Bradley Leonhard  |  leonharb@uwp.edu


 


 

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