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Sports Networker – Past Contributing Authors

Steve Richards

As the Partner Business Manager at Sports Networker, Steve is responsible for recruiting and supporting partners that are closely aligned with the business goals of Sports Networker.

In his role Steve is in contact with advertisers, college program heads, conference organizers and retailers to define which partnership option is best for them. This includes promoting with Sports Networker, becoming a part of our Referral Partner Program or being a part of our College & University Program.

Steve is also doing work as a Digital Media Consultant, Affiliate Manager and Sports Business Writer for Sports Networker.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/steverichards


Ron Matejko

Ron Matejko is the President of Phoenix, Arizona-based MVP Media, an award winning digital publishing company. Visit the MVP website at www.mvptoday.com. Contact Ron by email at ron@mvptoday.com. Let’s connect on LinkedIn or on Twitter @mvp_media.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Ron-Matejko


Pamela Enders

Dr. Pamela Enders is a psychologist/peak performance coach with 30 years experience who is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Pamela works with people who have to succeed in high stakes, high visibility situations such as athletes, professionals in law, medicine, and business plus performing artists – providing coaching and training in peak performance skills, mental toughness techniques, presentation skills, and business building strategies. When not working, Pamela enjoys hiking in the French Alps, biking in Maine (or anywhere) and cooking. She is also a performing artist with 3 CDs to her name.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/pamelaenders


Kelly Burke

Phoenix Suns fan.  Halfway through her Arizona State track and cross country career, she did a sports internship and realized people actually get paid to go to football games, and she was hooked.  Her TV career has taken her to Phoenix, New York, and Oregon, but currently she covers all things SIU Salukis, where she shoots, edits, and produces her own content for the ABC affiliate.  Follow her on Twitter @KellyBurkeSprts

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/kellyburke


 Kristen Sonsma

Kristen Sonsma has spent most of her sports career in ticket sales with experience in the AFL, MLS, and NHL. Connect with her on LinkedIn or on Twitter. She continues her sports career with other business professionals.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Kristen-Sonsma

 


Kyle Mauch

Kyle is a former NCAA D1 baseball player, 2012 Thirty Under 30 in Sports selection, and a 23 year old Sports Marketing & Management professional. He is the CEO and founder of the west coast based, Gloves Off Sports llc., which is a sports marketing company specializing in online marketing for professional athletes and teams.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/kylemauch


Lucas Biebelberg

Lucas Biebelberg is a contributing author to sportsnetworker.com, and a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate of Rutgers University. Along with participating in the Manhattan Sports Business Academy, Lucas is currently interning for 16W Marketing, a talent and event marketing company in Rutherford, NJ. At the conclusion of his internship, Lucas plans on pursuing a career in athlete marketing and sponsorship negotiations. Lucas strongly believes that mentorship is the key to success in any industry, and credits his accomplishments thus far to the four biggest people involved in his sports endeavors: Lon Rosen, Jason Belzer, Dave Maryles and Ben Sturner. Feel free to connect with Lucas on his twitter, @LucasBiebelberg, or via Linkedin.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/lucasbiebelberg


Matt Clark

Matt Clark used to an intern for Sports Networker,  whilst studying sport management and public relations at York College of Pennsylvania. He has an extreme passion for learning about new trends in social media and technology and how it is revolutionizing sports.  He has contributed as sports editor for the York College newspaper, been an event manager for collegiate sporting events, intramural supervisor, contributor to the sports information department, and executive board member on the Sport Management Student Association. Matt is heading into his third season as part of the game-day entertainment with the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees. Connect with him on Twitter @mattgclark

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Matt-Clark


 Melissa Marchionna

Melissa Marchionna spends her days on Facebook and Twitter, handling the social media for the Pittsburgh Penguins. She is a lover of all ice sports, and actively plays hockey, curls and is a former competitive figure skater. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.S. Sport Management) and Boston College (B.A. Psychology).

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/melissamarchionna


Chandrima Chatterjee

Public health scientist with a passion for soccer and data. Social media maven, freelance soccer writer and soccer outreach advocate. Combining an educational and health initiatives with soccer outreach yields great results! Lives change for the better within weeks…

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/chandrimachatterjee


 Chris Yates

 Video content creator for social media platforms. I have 20+ years of Broadcast TV experience -on both sides of the camera- to the realm of video production. A 4 Time Emmy award-winner, I’ve worked with FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN covering sports. I’ve covered The Superbowl, The Masters, The NBA Finals, The Daytona 500, and much more.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/chrisyates


 Dmitriy Gamarnik

Dmitriy Gamarnik is a marketing analyst for Blue Fountain Media. He is passionate about two things – sports and marketing. Sports have been a big part of Dmitriy’s life since he learned to crawl. When he isn’t keeping up with the industry and providing top notch analysis in New York City, he works on his golf swing and coaches basketball in his home town of Plainsboro, NJ.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/dmitriy


Greg Schneider

Greg is the Social Media Strategist and Community Manager for FanFeedr. Greg has contributed multiple articles on Sports Networker.

Follow Greg on Twitter or add him on LinkedIn

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/gregschneider


Heidi Howes

Heidi Howes is a freelance writer,editor, and singer-songwriter living in Columbus, Ohio.  She blogs about following bliss at www.theanandaproject.com and has a Twitter handle @heidihowes. Her personal website is www.heidihowes.com where you can contact her for more information.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/heidihowes


 Holly Koski

Holly Koski is a recent grad from Indiana University majoring in Sports Marketing & Management. As a former Sports Networker Marketing Intern, she was responsible for managing the Sports Networker Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages while promoting Sports Networker content through various online and email marketing strategies.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/hollykoski


 Jason St Angelo

Jason resides in Queens, New York by way of Long Island and loves hockey, despite his apparent lack of athleticism and skating grace. Hailing from a long line of baseball fans, he proudly held the distinction of becoming the first student attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC to regularly wear an Andy Pettitte jersey to class.

During his senior year, Jason interned in the PR department for the New York Rangers throughout their 85th season as a franchise, and continues to contribute to Madison Square Garden as a Rangers Game Night Staffer.  Follow him on Twitter at @JaySaintNY to send him love letters and/or death threats.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/jasonstangelo


 Jen Mueller

Jen Mueller, America’s Expert Talker, is rarely at a loss for words. She pursued a career in sports broadcasting after repeated comments of “talks too much” from teachers and family members. She’s honed her speaking skills as a sports broadcaster and sideline reporter and currently works for Root Sports Northwest, as well as, the Seattle Seahawks.

Jen launched Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 after identifying a communication void in the workplace that could be filled with sports conversations. Jen provides a practical game plan to productive conversations. Her techniques and insights help business professionals level the playing field at work and understand the value of sports conversations as winning business strategy.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/jenmueller


 John Huckle

Sports fan. Marketing professional. A Left brain strategic thinker, a right brain concept developer. A professional who instinctively knows how to harness people in service of a great idea. A thoughtful leader who contributes to the development of others. A community builder who lends personal time for relevant volunteer opportunities. Currently open to opportunities in the business of sport – locally, nationally, or internationally – adding value by contributing innovative ideas to help grow the business.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/johnhuckle


 John Tublin

John Tublin is an energetic young professional specializing in digital media for an ad agency in New York City. Working in the digital media industry has allowed John to fully embrace social media, and he is constantly studying the impact social platforms have on the sports business landscape. John helps lead the sponsorship, advertising, and social media efforts for his rugby team, the Connecticut Yankees.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/johntublin


Jon Schulman

Jon Schulman joined BDA Sports Management in September of 2008. At BDA, Jon’s responsibilities include implementing social media strategies for clients as well as working closely with sponsors, league and team social media departments.

Jon also has direct contacts at Facebook, Twitter and Youtube along with several private social media companies. Prior to joining BDA Sports, Jon worked for the Los Angeles Lakers Development League team, the Los Angeles D-Fenders. His sports background also includes time spent with the UCLA Basketball department and the San Diego Riptide of the Arena Football League.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/jonschulman


Tyler Becker

Tyler is a student at New York University pursuing a B.S. in Sports Business. In addition to studying the sports industry, he is also passionate and heavily involved with social media and marketing. His most recent experiences have been interning for social media agencies, “Likeable” and “Affinitive” each based in New York. Tyler is an active volunteer at conferences and events in New York, a student panelist for the sports business program at NYU, and a spirited member of the university’s on-campus community.

Follow Tyler on Twitter and on LinkedIn

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/tylerbecker


John Franco

A seasoned freelance graphic designer / design director. Specialties include logo brand work, event identities and publication design.

Follow John on Twitter and on his Website

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/johnfranco


Mark Tudi

Mark Tudi is the Founder of SPORTSEARCH, with its primary business activities completely focused on Human Capital Change Management for leading Organizations in over 75 Sports, Recreation and Live-Event Industry marketplace segments. Founded in 1988, SPORTSEARCH specializes in sourcing the critical layer of Executive Management, customized recruiting assignments, “Professional Door-Opening”, and leadership development.

For over 30 years, Mark has established a high-profile track record in sports career development, with over 25,000 personal interviews and 850+ successful retained search assignments. He has represented the career interests and managed opportunities for many of the leading executives, personalities and organizations in Sports. His Client list includes members of the Sporting Goods Manufacturers’ Association (SGMA), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), over 250 Professional Teams, Leagues and Sports Marketing Organizations, as well as several leading Corporate Sports Empires.

Follow Mark on Twitter and on his Website

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Mark-Tudi


Matthew Weinberger

Matthew Weinberger is a sports business enthusiast who is passionate about the intersection between the law and the sports business industry. He regularly writes on timely topics relating to sports business, law, entertainment, media, and technology.

Follow Matt on Twitter and on LinkedIn

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/matthewweinberger


Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly is a freelance writer, communications consultant and Australian beach volleyball player based on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Experienced in social media marketing, conducting interviews, ghostwriting, editing, generating publicity and photography, Claire is passionate about about helping athletes and businesses grow through the power of the media and the internet.

Follow Claire on Twitter and her Website

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Claire-Kelly


Thomas VanSchaik

Thomas Vanchaik studied Communications in Amsterdam and has been working in international sports for over 15 years. He started his professional career at the Amsterdam Admirals in the NFL Europe and moved to Dutch professional soccer champions PSV Eindhoven in 1997. In 2001 he moved to Southern Germany to join Adidas. He’s filled a variety of roles with the sporting goods brand, including ‘Head of Global PR’. In 2011 he moved into the role of Global Brand Director.

Follow Thomas on Twitter and connect on LinkedIn.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/thomasvanschaik


Joseph Yi

Joseph Yi is the Social Media & Marketing Solutions Manger at  GAGA Sports & Entertainment where he works with professional sports teams, including the Lakers, Clippers, and San Francisco 49ers, where he develops engaging content as well as social media and digital strategies to help teams better understand and engage their fans.

Read more from his website and follow him on Twitter

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Josephy-Yi


Tyler Johnson

Tyler JohnsonTyler Johnson is an innovative thinker inspired by the likes of Bill Veeck, Jon Spoelstra, Pat Williams & Brooks Boyer. Most recently he worked as the New Business Development Executive with the Chicago White Sox.  Tyler has also worked directly with the inventor and creator of Arena football and also for Mike Ditka’s former Chicago AFL franchise.   As a former collegiate athlete and business sensed individual Tyler ventured to combine his passions to get into the business side of sports.

Follow Tyler on Twitter @TylerDjohnson or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Tyler-Johnson


Sam Taggart

Sam is a Creative Strategist for VaynerMedia, a social media agency based in New York City. Sam previously worked as an Account Executive for the New York Jets as well as the New Jersey Nets and spent time working with former NBA player Jalen Rose as well as NFL safety Kerry Rhodes. He now focuses on creative strategy across VaynerMedia’s portfolio. You can follow Sam at http://twitter.com/gosam & visit VaynerMedia at http://www.vaynermedia.com.

You can follow Sam on Twitter @gosam and visit VaynerMedia.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Sam-Taggart


 Amy Martin

Amy Martin spent eight years living the agency life working with clients such as the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes and the the Super Bowl XLIII Host Committee. She spent three seasons with the Phoenix Suns developing and monetizing their digital media platform.

Digital Royalty, Amy’s Digital Integration and Social Marketing agency, focuses on developing strategies to help corporate brands, professional sports leagues, teams and athletes build, measure and monetize their digital universe. She has developed a proprietary Return on Influence (ROI) measurement formula to demonstrate the value of social marketing. Her most recent example of social media success is the growth of Shaquille O’Neal’s digital brand via social media and implementing measurable strategies which have resulted in securing major endorsement deals.  Follow Amy on Twitter @DigitalRoyalty

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Amy-Martin


Katrina Galas

Trusted leader. Creative jedi. Multi-tasking wizard. Play-maker. Dedicated team player. Recognizes and nourishes opportunities. Passionate sports fan. Multi-sport athlete. Olympic enthusiast. Connector extraordinaire.  Katrina is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Centre focusing on sport partnerships and sport for social change.  A business professional with 7 years of marketing, sponsorship and brand activation experience at top tier companies in the sport industry including Nike, MolsonCoors and VANOC. An integrative thinker who believes in connecting people and ideas to create positive change.

Follow Katrina on Twitter and connect with her on Linkedin.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/katrinagalas


Kris Mathis

Kris Mathis is the Founder/CEO of SponsorPitch.com, a New York City-based sponsorship networking start-up.  Kris started his career in sponsorship representing Fortune 500 clients at Edelman PR’s sponsorship consulting division prior to jumping to a brand management position at Paris-based mobile gaming startup, Gameloft.  In between, Kris attended graduate school in Nashville (Music City!), Tennessee. In his spare time, Kris enjoys eating, running, the beach, UFC and Bryant Park.

Follow Kris on Twitter @sponsorpitch

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Kris-Mathis


Frank Agin

Frank Agin is the founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections, an organization that empowers entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals to become more successful through networking and developing stronger business relationships.

He is the author of a book entitled Foundational Networking: Creating Know, Like & Trust For A Lifetime of Extraordinary Success, and the co-author of LinkedWorking: Generating Success of the World’s Largest Professional Networking Website, which is one of the first books to set forth a strategy for being successful with social media websites. He is also currently co-authoring a book with Jim Ballard entitled The Player. In addition to these professional development books, Frank is the author of two novels (Out of the Comfort Zone and RIVAL) and is currently working on a third (Coach Dad).

He has an undergraduate degree from Beloit College (Beloit, WI) as well as a law degree and MBA from the Ohio State University. For additional information on Frank visit www.frankagin.com.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Frank-Agin


Ben Sturner

BenBen Sturner is the Founder and CEO of Leverage Agency, one of the most respected, innovative, resourceful and ambitious sports and entertainment branding sponsorship agencies on Madison Avenue.

Sturner has taken his multi-million dollar business from a small start-up in his New York City apartment to a premiere agency that has secured deals for clients including: Jimmy Kimmel Live, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball, KFC, Gillette, Progressive Insurance, Southwest Airlines, Reebok, Comcast, Anheuser Busch, Fremantle Media, Mark Burnett Productions and NBC’s Prime Time Celebrity Apprentice, Reveille, Radical Media, as well as other top-tier brands.

Ben has been named NYC Entrepreneur of the month in TrueNYC.com and has been interviewed and featured on ESPN, NBC, CNBC, USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL as an expert in sports and entertainment sponsorship. You can follow Ben on Twitter @leverageagency and find out more about Leverage Agency.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Ben-Sturner


Tim Evans

Tim is the CEO of Athlete Web Design, a web design and internet marketing firm for athletes and sports professionals based in Chicago. Tim has been online since 1997 and is an expert in the domain name sales, acquisitions, and monetizing. This expertise in domain names has evolved into helping athletes and sports professionals with a virtual presence online through official websites for athletes and sports entities.  Connect with Tim on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter @athlete

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Tim-Evans


Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson is currently a student at The Ohio State University majoring in Sport and Leisure Studies with a minor in Business.  Paul is a former intern for Sports Networker and also works full-time for JP Morgan Chase.  He enjoys meeting and learning about new people.  He is an avid reader and loves learning as much as he can, whenever he can.

Connect with Paul on Twitter Pthompson913 or via email.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Paul-Thompson


Michael Fitzsimmons

Michael Fitzsimmons is a junior at the University of Arizona, majoring in English with a minor in Business. He is a previous staff writer for the Arizona Daily Wildcat, covering tennis, football, and baseball. The past two years he has played club baseball for Arizona. Michael loves to travel, learn the dynamics of different people, and looks forward to discovering all the opportunities the sports industry has to offer.

Feel free to get it touch with him via email.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Michael-Fitzsimmons


Sam Chan

Sam is the community manager of Sports Networker and the Sports Executive Association. He is passionate in all things sports, mobile, and social media. His dream is for the Vancouver Canucks to win a Stanley Cup in his lifetime, although so far, its looking kind of bleak. In the past, he worked with BlackBerry and helped relaunch their Business-to-Business network. With his experience there, he can probably help you change your ringtone, maybe. When he finds time (never), he also writes infrequently at his personal blog. If you would like to talk sports, write a guest post for us, or argue about why iPhone > BlackBerry, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook or email.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Sam-Chan


Ryan Stephens

Ryan Stephens

Ryan is an Associate Media Analyst at Sports Media Challenge where he helps champion social media strategies for sports, lifestyle and entertainment brands. In his spare time he serves as a social media consultant who is passionate about the power of web 2.0 and its ability to cultivate conversations, build relationships and spread of ideas. Feel free to leave your thoughts on his articles, connect with him on his blog at Ryan Stephens Marketing or find him on LinkedIn and Twitter @ryanstephens

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Ryan-Stephens


Darren Heitner

Darren HeitnerDarren Heitner created the first sports agent blog on the internet, SportsAgentBlog.com, which receives upwards of 5,000 unique visits per day from sports agents, athletes, media sources, and the general public. In the blog, everything from contract negotiations to endorsement deals are examined, providing the framework for a great deal of information upon which he has been able to depend.  In 2009, Darren created EntertainmentAgentBlog.com, which has the same purpose of SAB, but focuses on the entertainment industry.

Darren is also the CEO and Founder of Dynasty Athlete Representation, a full service sports and talent agency that handles contract negotiations, marketing endorsements, financial planning, legal services, etc.  Connect with Darren on Twitter @Darren_Heitner

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Darren-Heitner


Gail Sideman

Gail Sideman

Twenty years of public relations experience, including 10 in NCAA Division I sports information during which she received national awards for her work, have helped Gail Sideman emerge as a nationally-respected publicity professional in sports, social media and publishing. She is also a veteran support staffer of sports television crews for events that include the NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA regular and postseason and others.

You can find more information about Sideman’s business at www.publiside.com or follow her on Twitter @Publiside and Facebook.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Gail-Sideman


Bill Guertin

Bill GuertinBill Guertin is CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) ofThe 800-Pound Gorilla, a dynamic sales training and consulting company whose list of blue-chip clients includes the ticket sales departments of dozens of teams from the NBA, NFL, NHL, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer.  He is the author of the Gold Medal-award-winning book Reality Sells, and his second book, The 800-Pound Gorilla of Sales: How to Dominate Your Market, will be published this fall by John Wiley & Sons.

Subscribe to his Sports Ticket Sales Newsletter at www.The800PoundGorilla.com, or follow Bill on Twitter @800poundgorilla.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Bill-Guertin


Ash Read

Ash_ReadAsh is the co-founder of FundSport.com a grassroots sports community providing sports clubs and athletes from around the world with professional, easy-to-understand advice and articles on all aspects of grassroots sport including sponsorship, fundraising, the Internet, social media, club management, PR and marketing. As well as being passionate about the development of grassroots sport Ash also has a keen involvement in the sports social media industry.

You can follow Ash on Twitter @ashread14

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Ash-Read


Stephanie Bagley

Stephanie is an editor and project manager with Vaynermedia, working with the NHL to explore ways the league can use social media to engage fans and grow excitement around the game. She also hits the sports circuit as a freelance reporter for ESPN the Magazine, where she has been lucky enough to write since 2007. Her Flip cam is her favorite accessory. When not on Twitter @StephBags and/or otherwise socially engaging, Stephanie enjoys snowboarding, cooking Italian food, the sport of hockey and taking years off her life watching her favorite teams, which include, but are not limited to, the New York Jets and the New York Mets.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Stephanie-Bagley


Brendan Wilhide

Brendan Wilhide runs Sportsin140.com, a site that covers sports and social media. He has four years of experience in the sports industry, most notably in public relations and media relations in Minor League Baseball.

He is currently co-authoring a textbook on social media for the sports industry. Follow him on Twitter: @BrendanWilhide and @Sportsin140.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Brendan-Wilhide


Gregg Marc Miller

Gregg Marc Miller is the creator and host of the new blog and sports web show Who’s Huge in Sports? Gregg sits down with major players in sports, and related entertainment, in a relaxed environment discovering who they think is huge. Gregg cultivated his on camera skills as a performing artist in New York and Los Angeles.

Through work in commercials, television and film he established relationships with various influential people in the Media Industry. He honed his technical skills working for years in video production, and sound engineering.  Gregg can be reached through his website www.whoshugeinsports.com and by Twitter @whoshugesports or email.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Gregg-Miller


 Melissa Marchionna

Melissa Marchionna spends her days on Facebook and Twitter, handling the social media for the Pittsburgh Penguins. She is a lover of all ice sports, and actively plays hockey, curls and is a former competitive figure skater. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.S. Sport Management) and Boston College (B.A. Psychology).

Articleshttp://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/melissamarchionna

 


 Will Exline

Will is the Marketing Coordinator for FOX Soccer Plus and recently acquired his Master’s Degree in Sport Management at the University of San Francisco. He is a sports business and social media enthusiast and is focused on growing the sport of Soccer in America.

Articleshttp://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/willexline

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 Steven Barnhart

Steven Barnhart is a recent graduate from the University of Central Florida. . Steven has created his own sports blog called “Hardwood Hoops Central” covering boy’s Varsity High School basketball in the Central Florida area. Read it at: www.hardwoodhoopscentral.blogspot.com.

Articleshttp://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/stevenbarnhart

 


 Neil Braslow

Neil Braslow is a law school graduate who was previously a Legal Extern at the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas, and is currently working as a Development Associate at Collegiate Sports Advisors. Neil was recently an Inaugural SportsLaunch.net “Thirty Under 30” Rising Stars in the Sports Industry Honoree. Please visit his website at http://www.dailyshootout.com/

Articleshttp://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/neilbraslow

 


Chris Conway

Chris is a strategic programs analyst at the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) focusing on, amongst other things, sponsorship research, analytics and acquisition. He holds a MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Business (AGSM). Chris took part in the school’s exchange program by completing a semester at Stern business school, NYU where he studied sports marketing and sports economics.

Connect with him on Twitter and Linkedin.

Articleshttp://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Chris-Conway


 Matt Crevin

Matt Crevin provides a unique look into the careers of many sports industry executives, revealing their success stories, advice and techniques you can put to use as part of your search strategy. Collaborate with Matt and start listening, learning, creating and executing your own action plan!

Equipped with business background and sports insider’s knowledge, Matt is ready to share his passion and knowledge with you! He delivers to his individual clients a unique process and format which gives sports industry hopefuls a unique look into the numerous career opportunities available in the sports industry and more importantly how to position yourself to break in.

Follow Matt on Twitter and his website.

Articleshttp://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/Matt-Crevin


 Mike Hurley

Michael Hurley is the President of Intangibles, a sports marketing and consulting firm in Cary, North Carolina. Previously, he was the Director of Broadcasting and Corporate Sales for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, where he was responsible for all corporate sponsorships, suite sales and broadcasting. He has also managed sales organizations representing properties in the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, ACC, Big East and Minor League Baseball.

Follow Mike on Twitter and on his Website

Articleshttp://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/michaelhurley


 Sam Miller

Sam Miller is the founder of SamsDreamBlog.com.  A graduate of the University of Illinois, he worked with various teams in sports information and received the Freedom Forum – NCAA Sports Journalism Scholarship for his achievements. At the University of Illinois, Miller regularly wrote feature stories about the football team. He has also served as communications intern for the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate. Prior to that, he worked as a communications intern for USA Basketball and as an associate reporter for MLB.com.

Follow Sam on his Website or on LinkedIn

Articleshttp://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/sammiller


Pete Leibman

Pete Leibman was a 3-time #1 NBA Salesperson of The Year for the Washington Wizards, and he’s the Author of “I Got My Dream Job and So Can You.” His career advice has been featured on Fox, CBS, and CNN.

P.S. Looking for a new job? Click here for a chance to win a FREE Resume Evaluation ($250 Value).

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/peteleibman/


Lucas Biebelberg

Lucas Biebelberg is a contributing author to sportsnetworker.com, and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Rutgers University. While participating in the Manhattan Sports Business Academy, Lucas interned for 16W Marketing, a talent and event marketing company in Rutherford, NJ.

At the conclusion of his internship in August 2012, Lucas made the jump to the Leverage Agency in Manhattan as the Special Assistant to the CEO. Lucas strongly believes that mentorship is the key to success in any industry, and credits his accomplishments thus far to the four biggest people involved in his sports endeavors: Lon Rosen, Jason Belzer, Dave Maryles and Ben Sturner. Feel free to connect with Lucas on his twitter, @LucasBiebelberg, or via Linkedin.

Articles: http://www.sportsnetworker.com/author/lucasbiebelberg


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