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)
Peter Magowan General Partner San Francisco Giants
Sandy Alderson President Oakland Athletics
Ted Leland Executive Athletic Director Stanford University
Al Attles Vice-President Golden State Warriors
Todd Levy President Event Associates
Anne Cribbs CEO Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee
Michael Duncan Vice-President Arco Arena
Eric Magnuson Senior Marketing Manager Pacific 10 Athletic Conference
Don Meeks Vice President Liberty/Prime Ticket Sports
Joe Frisch Vice President/Sponsorship Marketing Bank of America
Larry Baer Chief Operating Officer San Francisco Giants
Scott Heimbrodt Principal Partner Hyett, Broadbent & Heimbrodt Advertising
Marlene Bjornsrud General Manager Bay Area CyberRays
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
Ken Arnold Director of Media Relations San Jose Sharks
Andy Dolich Sports Marketing Consultant
Keith Bruce Sports Marketing Manager Foote, Cone, & Belding
Paul de Podesta Assistant General Manager Oakland Athletics
Joan Ryan Columnist San Francisco Chronicle
Christine Forter General Manager San Jose Lasers
Dan Coonan Athletic Director Santa Clara University
Amy Trask General Manager Oakland Raiders
Tony Tavares President and CEO Anaheim Sports
Fred Claire Former GM Los Angeles Dodgers
Tim Ryan General Manager Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
Bill Stoneman General Manager Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Andy Roser Vice President of Finance Los Angeles Clippers
Tim Mead Vice President of Media Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Doug DeCinces Former Major League Baseball Player Sports Agent
Dennis Farrell Commissioner Big West Conference
Bill Shumard Athletic Director Long Beach State
Stan Morrison Athletic Director UC Riverside
Dan Guerrero Athletic Director UC Irvine
Darrell Gross Assistant Athletic Director USC
Mary Alyce Jeremiah Assistant Athletic Director Cal State Fullerton
Cathy Ferguson Chief Marketing Officer AYSO
Dan Brewster Manager of Advertising and Special Events Los Angeles Dodgers
Mark Schwartz Western Advertising Manager Sports Business Journal
Julie Miller Marketing Development Manager of Interactive Media LPGA
Doug Hamilton General Manager Los Angeles Galaxy
Whit Haskel VP of Marketing and Communications Los Angeles Galaxy
Craig Brommers Vice President-Marketing Speedo USA
Rich Motzkin Principal and Founder SportsNet, LLC
David Sternberg Sr. Vice President-Emerging Network Fox Cable Networks Group
Chris Pepe Vice President-Western Division Premiere Partnerships
Heather Kluter Manager, Brand Planning Hyundai Motor America
Daniel S. Barrett Principal Barrett Sports Group
Marc Reeves Account Director IMG World
Nickolai Mathison Senior Vice President-Marketing The Radiate Group, Omnicom