Sport Leadership Forum 2017

What: A free event open to the sport business community
Where: Student Center East Rm 217
When: April 17, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.

The goal 2017 GSU Sport Leadership Forum is to offer aspiring professionals the opportunity to learn from local leaders in the sport industry. The Forum presents the opportunity to listen to executives from AMB Sports (Mercedes-Benz Stadium), the Georgia Tech Athletics, Bobby Jones Golf Course, and Cooper Holdings as they discuss topics concerning their respective organizations. A moderated discussion, topics will range from breaking into the sport industry, leadership styles, and current trends in the sport industry. Our speakers will offer their opinion and perspectives on these topics, pulling from more than 50 years of industry experience.

This event was created and developed by the KH 6380 Introduction to Sport Management spring 2017 class.

This is a free event open to the Atlanta sport business community.

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Sheri Barros– Vice President, Marketing and Brand Ambassador of Cooper Holdings Inc.

With 15 years of experience in sport marketing, Barros has previously worked with the San Antonio Spurs Sports and Entertainment, Oakland Raiders, Gwinnett Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Texas Rangers, and IMG.

M. Lauren Fisher-McBrayer – Executive Services Manager AMB Sports and Entertainment

Fisher-McBrayer has more than 15 years in the sport and event management industry, including working for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Falcons, the College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta Hawks, and Philips Arena.

Shoshanna Engel – Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at Georgia Tech Athletics

With 11 years in college athletics administration, Engel has worked at Tulane University, Yale University, NC State, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Robbie Underwood – General Manager of Bobby Jones Golf Course

With 15 years in the sport and event management industry, Underwood has previously worked as Assistant Manager of Stonebridge Golf Course and Assistant GM of Bobby Jones Golf Course.