Sport Business Conference Speakers and Internship Luncheon Attendees

The following is a list of the professionals who will speak about our theme "Show Me the Money" at this year's Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference.

Speakers

Brian Ramsay Brian Ramsay

Executive Director, Canadian Football League Players Association

For over two decades, Brian Ramsay has been a notable leader in the amateur and professional sporting world.

Currently the executive director of the Canadian Football League Players' Association, Brian previously enjoyed a nine-year professional playing career before his role, now off the field.

Along with his sporting pursuits, Brian spent almost a decade with the global accounting firm KPMG as a seniorconsultant, specializing in the audit and evaluation of not-for-profit organizations across Canada.

Brian holds an undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico and a master's of business administration from Royal Roads University.

Chris Deal Chris Deal

Director of Creative Services, Oklahoma State University Football

Holly FarneseHolly Farnese

Executive Director, Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association

"As executive director of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association, my role is the guide the Association as we advocate and educate for athletic administrators in the Commonwealth. Through professional development, networking, and mentorship, the goal is to perpetuate education-based athletics for students in Pennsylvania."

Greg Remington

Researcher, CBS Sports

  • Provide research materials, feature ideas, graphics support, and fact-checking for remote and studio production for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network
  • Production support during live studio shows
  • Hiring coordinator for freelance studio production personnel

Whitney CrullWhitney Crull

Director, Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness, and Well-Being

Whitney has over 15 years' experience across multiple areas of recreation, sports, athletics, and fitness. She is a double alumna from IUP with a BS in sports management and an MS in sports studies. After earning her master's degree, she moved to North Carolina and worked at the University of Mount Olive as the assistant director of Campus Recreation, where she did everything from intramurals to fitness center management, group fitness classes, and on- and off-campus trips. In 2015 she took a position with the University of Pittsburgh, where she started as the Competitive and Recreational Sports coordinator, managing over 80 club sports teams and scheduling all facilities for the Department of Campus Recreation. After being promoted to assistant Dirdctor of Campus Fitness, Whitney managed all 16 recreational facilities on the campus. In January 2019, Whitney joined Elizabethtown College as the first-ever director of the Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness, and Well-Being. She oversees all operations and aided in the construction of the 81,900-sq.-ft. building.