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Joshua Alkin
Since joining Baker Hostetler's legislative practice in 2001, Josh Alkin has served as a primary advisor to the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. In that capacity, Josh has acted as liaison between the Commissioner's office ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports

Brooke A. Beyer
Brooke A. Beyer, Jr., was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.B.A. in 1987. He received his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 1991. Prior to coming ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-800 Internship I

Peter J. Biche
Photo of Peter J. Biche With over 15 years of experience at Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and its predecessor, Washington Sports & Entertainment, Peter Biché oversees all financial functions for the organization. MSE businesses include the Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Capitals (NHL), and Washington Mystics (WNBA ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-700 Sports Business and Finance

Nina L. Bishop
Photo of Nina L. Bishop Nina has served in many senior positions throughout government and the private sector. She created the SportsUnited Office at the U. S. Department of State and served as its director for seven years. The office established sports exchanges as an ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-900 Capstone

Edward S. Bloch
Photo of Edward S. Bloch Teddy Bloch joined Octagon in 2010 and is responsible for business operations within the North American Sales & Marketing Group in the McLean, VA office. In that role, Bloch also works closely with several Octagon clients, including billiards icon Jeanette Lee ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy

Peter E. Bockelman
Photo of Peter E. Bockelman A background in radio/television, sports marketing and event management gives Pete Bockelman experience in managing all of the elements of Disson Skating’s figure skating shows. Over the course of his tenure with Disson Skating, he has produced over ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports
MPSM-900 Capstone

Joe Briggs
Photo of Joe Briggs Born and raised in Dundee, Florida, Joe Briggs was a scholarship athlete at Texas Christian University earning three varsity letters as a committed student leader on campus. After working in corporate America for a few years, Mr. Briggs transitioned into ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports

Taylor Brown
Taylor Brown joined Peace Players International on a full time basis in June 2014 as Director of Finance, Human Resources & Administration after spending two years as an Operations Consultant and two years as an International Fellow from 2010-2012 in Durban, South Africa. Taylor’s prior work experience includes 3 years in the audit department with McGladrey, a top international accounting firm, with a focus on non-profit clients. Taylor also spent the 2009-10 season with the Wollongong Hawks; an Australian community based non-profit professional basketball organization as a Basketball and Business Operations Consultant, and 5 summers on the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-520 Social Responsibility and Diversity in Sports

Chartese Y. Burnett
Chartese Burnett is currently Senior National Director of National Partnerships at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins Disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Chartese is responsible for ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-800 Internship I

Martin Conway
Photo of Martin Conway Marty Conway has been at the forefront of sports marketing and digital media for more than 20 years. Holding executive roles in high profile companies, including AOL, Major League Baseball, the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers. Most recently, Conway is ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-720 Sports Event Planning and Facility Management
MPSM-845 Brazil Global Sporting Immersion
MPSM-853 The Business of Sports Media

Mary Davis
Photo of Mary Davis Mary Davis has over 30 years of Human Resources management experience which includes health care, college and universities, green energy, sports and entertainment. Through her consulting firm HRPro Solutions, she provides innovative services and programs to sports management organizations, teams ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports
MPSM-520 Social Responsibility and Diversity in Sports
MPSM-900 Capstone

Kathy Devine
Photo of Kathy Devine Corporate Marketing Director, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Kathy has extensive experience in the fields of advertising, sales, education, marketing, consulting and professional development training for both non-profit and for-profit clients. She currently develops and sells integrated marketing programs for the Verizon ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports
MPSM-900 Capstone

Timothy English
Tim English is the senior staff counsel for the NFL Players Association, which is the NFL players' union, located in Washington, DC. For the past 27 years, Tim has been responsible for handling NLRB matters and other labor law issues ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-710 Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiation

David Eyl
Photo of David Eyl Sportstoday is a leading provider of digital marketing services for the sports and entertainment industries. We have a cutting edge suite of online store, online ticketing and fan club services and solutions. A division of Live Nation Entertainment, Sportstoday is ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-842 Sports Entrep. in Globl Mktplc

Laura Farina

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-900 Capstone

Omari J. Faulkner
Photo of Omari J. Faulkner Omari Faulkner is a former Georgetown University Men’s Basketball player and Big East Conference All-Academic team member. Today, he is a corporate strategist and business development director at ManTech International, a leading provider of mission critical technology solutions for ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-849 Sports Culture and Diplomacy
MPSM-851 Fox Sports Creative University

Abe Frank
Abe Frank serves as Managing Director of Government Relations for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). His responsibilities include managing the NCAA's Washington, DC office, working with Members of Congress and with state and local officials to support the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports

Ira Frankel
Ira Frankel is the Senior Director of Marketing and New Media for the Washington Wizards. In his current role he is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of Database Marketing and Website/New Media. His roles includes but is not ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-630 Sports Digital Media and Consumer Engagement

Brian Frederick

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-900 Capstone

Christopher J. Gargani
Photo of Christopher J. Gargani A veteran of the sports industry, Chris brings over 20+ years of experience to Tickets.com. As Senior Vice President Chris is an integral member of the Executive Team and provides strategic leadership, management and vision to the company’s ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports

Meredith Geisler
Photo of Meredith Geisler Meredith Geisler is the Senior Vice President of Communications for Tandem Sports + Entertainment, a full-service sports and entertainment agency with expertise in athlete management, talent representation, marketing, communications and publicity services. Tandem represents some of the biggest stars in professional ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-610 Sports Communications and Public Relations

Robert Goldwater
One of the most respected and innovative executives in the sports, entertainment and facility management industry, Bobby Goldwater has had a distinguished career in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Currently the President of The Goldwater Group ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-599 SIM Writing Workshop
MPSM-720 Sports Event Planning and Facility Management
MPSM-847 Brazil Global Sporting Immersn
MPSM-900 Capstone

Stephen Goodman
Stephen Goodman moved into the position of assistant vice president for corporate partnerships in July 2007 after serving as senior corporate partnerships manager for the three years prior. In this capacity, Goodman works directly with NFL sponsors on initiatives that ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports

Timothy E. Guinan
Photo of Timothy E. Guinan Tim Guinan is the CEO of N Street Strategies, a Washington, DC based strategy and operations consulting firm supporting the nonprofit industry. Tim transitioned from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector over 10 years ago and has expertise in ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-520 Social Responsibility and Diversity in Sports

Paul J. Haase
Photo of Paul J. Haase Paul Haase is the General Counsel, Talent & Properties of Octagon, Inc. and has been the head of Octagon's legal department since August of 2011. Paul and the legal department represents industry-leading sports agents and talent managers in connection with ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-730 Sports Economics, Global Brand Management and Under Armour

Kenneth S. Hall
Scott Hall is in his sixth season with the Wizards as senior director of communications. His duties in that role include serving as team spokesman and liaison to the local and national media and the NBA while overseeing the overall ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-610 Sports Communications and Public Relations

Scott Horner
Scott Horner currently serves as Director, Personalities & Properties at Octagon, the world's largest and foremost athlete representation and sports and entertainment marketing agency headquartered in McLean, VA. Based in the firm’s Athletes & Personalities Division,  Horner helps lead a ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-610 Sports Communications and Public Relations

Chris Hudgins
Photo of Chris Hudgins Chris Hudgins currently serves as General Manager for Team Services LLC.Chris has more than fifteen years of experience working with professional sports franchises and agencies, including stints with the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals and SFX Sports. He ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-630 Sports Digital Media and Consumer Engagement

Karen C. Irish
Since November 2006, Karen has worked in the Washington, DC Government Relations office of the US Olympic Committee. She manages the USOC’s government relations’ goals with federal government agencies, and fostering relationships with the Congress and their staff, which ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports

Kurt Kehl
Photo of Kurt Kehl Kurt Kehl is senior vice president of corporate communications and chief communications officer for Monumental Sports & Entertainment, working closely with its founder, chairman and majority owner, Ted Leonsis. Monumental Sports & Entertainment is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management

Matthew Kittle

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-810 Internship II

James Layton
Jim Layton is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner who currently oversees the professional standards of a national firm with more than forty offices. Layton's background includes providing auditing and tax services as well as litigation support ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-700 Sports Business and Finance
MPSM-730 Sports Economics, Global Brand Management and Under Armour

Scott D. Lewis
Photo of Scott D. Lewis Scott Lewis has been with Washington Nationals for six seasons, currently as the Senior Director of Strategic Analytics. He primarily focuses on growing the team’s marketing database, sales analytics and fan profiling. Prior to joining the Nationals, he spent ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-630 Sports Digital Media and Consumer Engagement

Kevin A. Lockland
Vice President, SB Nation Kevin oversees editorial operations for SB Nation, Vox Media’s sports properties Properties. SB Nation boasts over 50 million users per month across 300 individually branded, fan-centric sports communities, each covering a specific professional or college ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-630 Sports Digital Media and Consumer Engagement

Michael Lorenzen
Photo of Michael Lorenzen Dr. Mike Lorenzen was named the Director of Student-Athlete Leadership and Development for the Georgetown Athletics department in August 2012. He was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director in June 2013 and serves on the department’s senior staff, advising the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-599 SIM Writing Workshop
MPSM-852 Intercollegiate Athl. Admin.
MPSM-900 Capstone

Thom Loverro
Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics and crime. He moved into sports reporting ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-853 The Business of Sports Media

James A. Lynn
Jimmy Lynn is the managing partner of JLynn Associates, a global strategic advisory firm focused on sports-related digital and social media, marketing, and retail for a diverse set of clients including teams, athletes, leagues and associations, media outlets and other ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-845 Brazil Global Sporting Immersion
MPSM-847 Brazil Global Sporting Immersn

Arthur Mc Afee
After receiving his Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from Morehouse College in 1983 and his Juris Doctor Degree from Howard University School of Law in 1987, Arthur McAfee began his career in sports law and sports administration in ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-710 Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiation

John C. McGrath
Photo of John C. McGrath Chris McGrath is a Certified Public Accountant who has practiced in the Baltimore/Washington area as well as three years working out of Istanbul, Turkey. His background includes audit and tax services as well as litigation support. McGrath has been ...
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This instructor has taught:
ACCT-101 Accounting I
ACCT-102 Accounting II
ACCT-395 Principles of Accounting
MPSM-700 Sports Business and Finance
MPSM-730 Sports Economics, Global Brand Management and Under Armour

Amy F. Minniti
Photo of Amy F. Minniti The 2013 Major League Baseball season marks Amy Inlander Minniti’s sixth season with the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. In her role as Deputy General Counsel, she is responsible for, among other things, drafting and negotiating contracts for all of ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management

Nicola Murphy
Nicola currently serves as a Senior Director of the talent representation group at Octagon, one of the world’s leading sports marketing and athlete representation agencies. In 2008, Octagon was named Sports Agency of the Year, and in 2013, Best ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-800 Internship I
MPSM-810 Internship II

Ahmad Nassar
Ahmad Nassar serves as the Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for the NFL Players Association in Washington, D.C. In that role, Mr. Nassar manages various legal and business initiatives, including negotiating with the NFL and licensees such ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-710 Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiation

George Perry
George Perry is the Sr. Director, Global Strategic Partnership Marketing for Rosetta Stone. Previously, George was the head of Rosetta Stone’s U.S. retail sales and marketing group, but was recently asked to create a global partnership marketing department ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports
MPSM-841 Special Topic: Citi Open/Lagardere
MPSM-900 Capstone

Dawn Ridley
Photo of Dawn Ridley Dawn L. Ridley is the Strategy and Planning Director for AARP Services, Inc. She is responsible for leading strategy and planning for several key strategic areas within the organization’s for-profit division that provides products and services to 36 million ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy

Sean Sansiveri
Sean C. Sansiveri serves as in-house legal counsel for the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and its $100MM+ annual revenue licensing and marketing subsidiary. In this role, Mr. Sansiveri leads the union’s health and safety initiatives and is ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-710 Sports Law, Contracts, and Negotiation

Carolyne G. Savini
Photo of Carolyne G. Savini Carolyne Savini is responsible for business development initiatives for the Search department and manages retained executive searches for Turnkey. In her recruiting capacity, Carolyne has worked with some of the industry’s top executives for organizations such as Georgetown University ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-800 Internship I
MPSM-810 Internship II

Keith Scully
Known as a strategic global problem solver… who recruits and builds high-performance brand marketing and merchandising teams. Previously tasked: strategic guardianship for championing corporate brand growth, creating category vision, and strategic business domination engagement. Extensive executive leadership experience for global ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-500 Applied Ethics in Sports
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports
MPSM-730 Sports Economics, Global Brand Management and Under Armour

Thomas Sheppard
In his 11th season with the Wizards organization, Tommy Sheppard is in his 20th year of service to the NBA. As Washington’s Vice President of Basketball Administration, Sheppard oversees the day-to-day operations of a basketball department that added Bradley ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-510 Sports Leadership and Management

Brett Sullivan
Photo of Brett Sullivan Brett Sullivan is currently a Digital Sales Manager for NBC Sports Regional Networks and a native of the DC-area. He oversees local and national business development across the network’s digital platforms including website, mobile and social media. Prior to ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports

Theodore Towne
Ted is the Vice President of Finance for the Washington Nationals. His primarily responsibilities include overseeing all Accounting functions (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll), Purchasing and Financial Reporting to Major League Baseball and Ownership. Ted joined the team in January ...
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William Walker
Clay Walker is the Vice President of Publisher Relations at USA TODAY Sports. He is responsible for managing the strategic direction of USA TODAY’s affiliate publisher network. With more than 300 affiliates and 25 million monthly unique visitors, USA ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-630 Sports Digital Media and Consumer Engagement

John M. Walls

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-900 Capstone

Mark M. Washo
Photo of Mark M. Washo Mark Washo is currently the Owner/Founding Partner of Freedom Sports and Entertainment (FSE). FSE is a boutique agency providing revenue generation and marketing services to the sports and entertainment industry. Key agency services include outsourced ticket sales, outsourced sponsorship ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-620 Sales Promotion, Licensing and Sponsorship Development in Sports

Brian Wedl

This instructor has taught:
MPSM-600 Sports Marketing Strategy

Frances Wilkinson
Frances Wilkinson is a client-focused brand marketing professional with over nine years of experience in sports marketing, client entertainment, event management, brand management, project management, strategic sponsorship negotiation, and marketing analysis. She is a thoughtful decision-maker with the ability to ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-800 Internship I
MPSM-810 Internship II

William Yoder
Photo of William Yoder Will Yoder serves as Octagon’s Digital Lead for the global agency’s Athletes and Personalities Group. In this role, Yoder manages Octagon’s digital strategy, secures strategic partnerships, and consults with clients and brand partners to navigate the sports ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPSM-851 Fox Sports Creative University

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