The annual Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be held April 21, 2017.
This year's conference will focus on “Forward Thinking with Innovation: The Future of Sport Business.” Speakers from professional sports, collegiate athletics, the sporting goods industry, the health and fitness industry, and other areas of sports management will be presenting during this conference.
If you wish to attend the 2017 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference, please fill out and return the
Groups of five or more registering for the conference will receive $5 off the registration fee. Groups must be preregistered before their individual members begin registering. To preregister a group, please submit the registration form.
Attendees may also choose to
register online. Register by March 24, 2017, and receive $5 off.
All participants are invited to submit an abstract or an oral presentation before March 10, 2017, in which the details can be found in this description of the
call for papers.
Students are encouraged to apply for the Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference Community Service, Outstanding Student, and Research awards. Deadline to enter is March 10, 2017.
Students are encouraged to form a team and compete in this year’s case study. The competition will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP. All interested teams should sign up before March 10, 2017.
Want to help make this event a success? Become a sponsor! Check out the
Sponsorship Brochure for more information about the 2017 Sports Business Conference.
A special thanks to our 2017 sponsors:
Department of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Science
Pittsburgh native Mark
Turley is in his ninth season as senior director of Partnership Sales and Media
for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He oversees
all aspects of sales and programming for the 37-station Penguins Radio Network. Mark also oversees sales of Penguins new
media, including monetization of social and digital media. He also is responsible for day to day
relations with all Penguins Radio Network affiliates and radio broadcast rights
holders, iHeart Media, and the regional TV sports network Root Sports
He has overseen a 350 percent
revenue growth for Penguins Radio, and the Penguins rank number one in the NHL among US
teams in both radio and television ratings.
Mark has spent more than
25 years in sports broadcast sales, including director of Sports Marketing for
Clear Channel Pittsburgh (iHeart Media), which held the radio rights for the
Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Prior to joining the
Penguins, he was the director of Sports Marketing for CBS Radio in Baltimore,
managing sales for the Baltimore Orioles Radio Network, Baltimore Ravens Radio
Network, and the University of Maryland.
Mark grew up in
Pittsburgh, graduated from South Park High School, and graduated from IUP in 1983.
He currently lives in
Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Sandy, and two daughters, Nicole and Danielle.
Zach Henderson - Account
Executive, Pittsburgh Pirates
Buffy Filippell - Founder
and President, TeamWork Online
Greg Coleman - President,
Amy Badorf - Director
of Compliance, University of Pittsburgh
John Simpson - Marketing
Manager/Events, Pittsburgh Steelers
Tony Buccilli - Director of Team Operations, Washington Wild Things
Brittney Krueger - Manager,
Camping and Ticketing Services, Pocono Raceway
Tina Greczek - Human
Resources, Pittsburgh Pirates
Amos Leak - Marketing
A.J. Anderson - Assistant
Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations, Saint Francis University
Don Sheldon - Account
Services, Buffalo Bills
Ben Walker - Manager,
Landmark Events Staffing Services Inc.
Kyle Heckelman - Manager, Regional Sales, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Andrea Miller - Assistant
Director of Compliance, The Ohio State University
Eric McDowell - Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information, Union College; CoSIDA
Ashley Robbins - Director of Communications, University of Massachusetts Lowell; CoSIDA
Kelly Anthony - Manager, James G. Mill Fitness Center
Derek Partsch - Manager, Sponsorship & Group Ticket Accounts, Johnstown
Shawn Sebring - Senior Program Director, YMCA of
Jordan Cannon - Manager, Organizational Business Development, Cleveland Cavaliers
Josh Young - Director, Group & Inside Sales, Cleveland Browns
Adam Katchmarchi - President, National Drowning Prevention Alliance
Plus all other conference speakers
full list of our 2017 conference speakers.
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