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2016 Sport Business Conference Speakers and Internship Luncheon Attendees

The following is a list of the professionals who will be speaking on diversity in the sports industry at the 2016 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference held April 16, 2016, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. More to come...

Keynote Speaker

Charlie Batch
Charlie Batch: Former NFL quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion

Charlie is also a community advocate, author, media personality, and professional speaker who takes his “Expect Your Best” message to audiences across the country at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, universities, and more.

Main Speakers

M.Sherry
Mike Sherry: President, SWPA Miracle Leagues

Mini-Session Speakers

D.Eppinger
Dee Eppinger: Associate Director of Compliance, West Virginia University Athletics


Zach Henderson
Zach Henderson:
Account Executive, Pittsburgh Pirates

Brandon Rudolph
Brandon Rudolph: Fitness Center Manager, Ft. Belvoir

Brandon works as the fitness center manager with Defense, Logistics, and Acquisitions at Ft. Belvoir military base in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Before that, Brandon has worked as a customer care and business manager at Georgetown Law Sport and Fitness Center. In addition to his full-time role, Brandon owns and operates his own business, Body Balance Fitness, which provides in-home personal training and nutrition services for clients all over Washington, D.C., Arlington, and Maryland. 

D.Sheldon
Don Sheldon: Account Services, Buffalo Bills

J.Simpson
John Simpson: Marketing Manager/Events, Pittsburgh Steelers

John graduated from Indiana University of Pa in 1979 with a Business Management Degree, Economics Minor. From 1979- 1998, John has worked in Hills Department Stores, Koenig Sporting Goods, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Champs Sports in various store level and home office retail management positions. From 1998 till now, he worked for Pittsburgh Steelers Marketing Department as marketing manager/events. 

Anna Zilinskas
Anna Zilinskas: Pitt Football Operations Specialist

Internship Luncheon Organizations

James G. Mill Fitness Center

Play Ball Sports

SWPA Miracle League Fields

Pittsburgh Pirates

University of Pittsburgh Athletics 

Teamwork Online

West Virginia University Athletics

Pittsburgh Steelers

Washington Wild Things  

Internship Luncheon

Tony Buccilli - Director of Team Operations, Washington Wild Things

Ryan Ford - Account Executive, Pittsburgh Panthers

Kerry Hetrick - Athletic Director, Penn-Trafford High School

Whitney Jones - Competitive and Recreational Sports Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

David Lorenzi - Professor, IUP

Mike Oberst - Box Office Manager @ CONSOL

Darin Rauso - James G. Mill Fitness Center Manager

Penny Zimmerman - Co-Owner, Play Ball Sports

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