G Sport Management

Guest Speakers

Professionals in the sport industry are frequent speakers at courses in The Master's Program and are featured at special events sponsored by The Master's Program.

California urban markets define a uniquely saturated market in terms of the number of its professional sports teams, large and small colleges and universities participating in intercollegiate athletics, and the number of private and public health, fitness, and recreational sports facilities and events. As a result, the amount and pace of sport related business, marketing, and communications in the Southern California and Bay Areas brings constant new challenges to its professional community.

The Master's Program is fortunate to have a diverse group of professional leaders in the sport and fitness industries to draw on as resources to enrich our classes and events. This group of professionals gives our students an added advantage by keeping students connected to the pulse of current developments inside the industry and inside its leading organizations.

List of Guest Speakers

(at time of visit)
Ben Shapiro    CEO Pivot Marketing
Bob Dorfman Executive Creative Director Baker Street Advertising
Brian Pringle Director, Marketing Partnerships at CBS College CBS Sports Network
Chris Forrest Director of Finance LA Sparks
Dan Guerrero Director of Athletics UCLA
Dave Feldman Anchor Reporter Comcast SportsNet
Dave Sertich Director of Business Strategy Stanford Athletics
Dennis Brown On Air Analyst Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
Dustin Rocke VP, Programming and Development Pac-12 Network
Gloria Nevarez Sr. Associate Commissioner/SWA Pac-12 Conference
Hannah Gordon Director of Legal Affairs San Francisco 49ers
Ilisa Kessler      COO Special Olympics Norcal/NV
Jane Kleinberger Co-Founder Paciolan
Chuck White Director Koret Health and Recreation Center
Joe Morgan Announcer and former Major League Baseball All-Star
Jeffrey Moorad Athlete Agent/Attorney Law Offices of Steinberg and Moorad
Jennifer Lee Director, US Marketing at VISA VISA
Jill Savery Head of Sustainability America's Cup
Jim Steeg Former COO NFL
Joni Maybury Sponsorship Manager Sony
Kevin Blue Senior Associate Athletics Director Stanford University
Kirk Berridge Founder/CEO Fan Media Network
Leland Faust Chairman CSI Capital Management
Malcolm Bordelon Executive VP Business Operations San Jose Sharks
Marc Altieri Co-Founder The Brand AMP
Marisa Brutoco Corporate Counsel Google/YouTube
Mark Shuken SVP/GM Time Warner Cable Sports
Matt Kenny VP ESPN LA
Mike Altieri VP Los Angeles Kings
Mike Kennedy Director of Sponsorship Sales Live Nation Entertainment
Mike Shapiro President/GM San Rafael Pacifics
Reagan Feeney VP - Content DIRECTV
Scott Sidwell Director of Athletics USF Athletics
Ted Robinson Broadcaster San Francisco 49ers
Tracy Hughes CEO Silicon Valley Sports Ventures
Wendy Thurm Sports Writer Freelance Writer