The annual Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be held April 21, 2017 in the Hadley Union Building (HUB).
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
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:
Six Star Pro Nutrition Scholarship
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 Pittsburgh.
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, Erie SeaWolves
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 Representative, Adidas
A.J. Anderson - Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations, Saint Francis University
Don Sheldon - Manager of Account Services, Buffalo Bills
Ben Walker - Operations Manager, Landmark Event Staffing Services, Inc.
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
Scott Kitner - Contractor, ESPN/ABC/Disney, Big Ten Network, FOX Sports
Rick Nedley - Resource Director, Region 1 Northeast, YMCA
Brian Lockman - President and CEO, Pennsylvania Cable Network
Zach Jamison - Senior Manager of Education Programs, Washington Nationals
Kelly Anthony - Manager, James G. Mill Fitness Center
Derek Partsch - Manager, Sponsorship & Group Ticket Accounts, Johnstown Tomahawks
Shawn Sebring - Senior Program Director, YMCA of Indiana County
Adam Katchmarchi - President, National Drowning Prevention Alliance
Michael Kostick - Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers Coach, Indiana Area Senior High School
Whitney Jones - Competitive and Recreational Sports Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
Plus all other conference speakers
full list of our 2017 conference speakers.
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