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     SEME Conference Washington DC

March 27-28, 2015 - Washington, D.C.

 

The Premier

National Sports Career and Networking Conference

12th Annual  

Sold-Out 7 Consecutive Years!  

    
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The 12th Annual National Career & Networking Conference

Over 80 Sports Execs Confirmed for SEME 2014 - March 28-29 in D.C.

Keynotes from YouTube, Octagon, U.S. Soccer Foundation
Ted Leonsis & Monumental at Verizon Center
Buffy Filippell of TeamWork Online / Sports Entrepreneurship Initiative

WHO: The 12th Annual Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME 2015)
WHAT: The premier national sports career & networking conference will be held at Washington Nationals Park
WHEN: March 27-28, 2015
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-903-3763 or info@SEME-NOW.com / @TheSEME

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 12th Annual Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME 2015) - the premier national career and networking conference - kicks off Friday, March 27-28, 2015, in Washington, D.C. at the Verizon Center.

Over 80 sports executives from over 30 sports organization have been confirmed as speakers and panelists.
Remaining registration options are online at www.SEME-NOW.com. It has sold out the past six years.

Confirmed Speakers (83):

John Ourand - Media Reporter, Sports Business Journal (SBJ)
Ryan Kuehl, Senior Category Director, Global Golf and Tennis Under Armour
Bill Stone - CBS Sports Spectacular, CBS Sports Network
Joe Briggs - Counsel, NFL Players Association
Tony Wylie - Senior Vice President, Washington Redskins
Mark Pesavento - Vice President, Innovation, USA TODAY Sports Media Group
Shawn M. McBride, Senior Vice President, Client Services, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
Jon Chapman, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, EverFi
Julie Kennedy, Vice President, Talent, Octagon
Kate Skidmore - Director of Human Resources, NFL Players Association
Peggy Frazier - Head of Global Talent Acquisition and Onboarding , Under Armour
John Ferguson, Human Resources Manager, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Tori Hanna, Digital Sport Director, Under Armour
Brooke Beyer - Senior Assistant General Counsel, Sponsorship & Licensing, NASCAR
Erik Moses, Senior Vice President/Managing Direcctor, Sports & Entertainment, Events DC
Ahmad Nassar, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, NFL Players Association
Kurt Kehl - Senior Vice President / CCO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Wylie Chen, Director of Programs and Grants, U.S. Soccer Foundation,
Jaclyn Benjamin, Senior Manager, Ticket Sales, Washington Capitals (NHL)
Chris Brown, Managing Director, Capital Sports Ventures
Chris Hudgins, Managing Director, Team Services LLC
Cyrus Zolghadri - Founder & President, Formula Sports & Entertainment
Dani Brand – Manager of Client Services, Monumental Perennial Sports & Entertainment
Kathy Devine, Director, Corporate Partnerships, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Shana Gritsavage, Director, Global Events, Under Armour
Scott Hall, Senior Director, Communications, Washington Wizards
Neil Hofman - Manager, Fan Relationship Management, University of Maryland Athletics
Michael Lorenzen, Assistant Athletics Director, Leadership & Development, Georgetown Athletics
Kristen Miles, Community Events Specialist, Community Relations, Washington Wizards & Mystics
John Olerud, Vice President/General Manager, Potomac Nationals
Dan O’Neil, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Georgetown University
Brian Potter - Senior Director, Communications, Comcast SportsNet
John Ralston - Sales Manager, Team Services LLC
Alyssa Romano - Marketing & Communications Manager, Octagon
Krista Washington - Marketing & Communications Coordinator, U.S. Soccer Foundation
Patrick Wixted - VP, Client Services Director, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
Will Yoder - Digital Lead, Octagon
Chitta Mallik - SVP, Football Division, Perennial Sports & Entertainment
Scott Jackson, Talk Show Host, ESPN 980
Eric Goldscher - Director, Client Services, Aquarius Sports and Entertainment
Alan Gromest - Manager, Human Resources, Washington Nationals
VJ Mayor - Director, Marketing & Communications , Sports & Fitness Industry Association
Gary Powers - Sales Manager, Team Sports, Under Armour
Ray Schulte - President & CEO, Schulte Sports Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.
Jackie Titus - Vice President, Digital, Weber Shandwick
Teri Washington - Director, Communications, Events DC
Alexis Lyras, PhD, Professor & Special Advisor, International Olympic Academy
Susanna Nickel, Corporate Communications, Washington Redskins (NFL)
Mandy Murphy - Senior Manager, Media & Public Awareness, Special Olympics International
Meredith Aronson - ORISE Fellow, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
LaRhonda Burley – Business Operations, 4POINT4
Jerry Casselano – Vice President, Corporate Hospitality & Activation, ProVentures
Chase Cates -– Account Executive, WTOP Media
Danielle Cook – Visual Associate Manager, Under Armour
Christelle Durand – Marketing Operations Coordinator, Madison Square Garden (MSG0
Lane Errington – Marketing & Public Relations Manager, US Lacrosse
Arinze Emeagwali– Marketing Coordinator, PepsiCO
John Fitzpatrick – Coordinator, Apparel, NFL Players Association
David Francis – Manager, Government Relations, U.S. Olympic Committee
Ashley Forrester – Manager, Communications & Marketing, Events DC
Greg Kershaw – Basketball Operations Coordinator, Washington Wizards
Ryan Knapp – Partner Services Assistant, NFL Players Association
Maureen Licursi – Dir, Marketing & Communications, The Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman
Susanna Nickel – Corporate Communications, Washington Redskins (NFL)
Andi Perelman – New Media Coordinator, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Erika Schultz – Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Tiger Woods Foundation
Alyse Toulotte – Account Executive, Octagon
Nicole Tseng, – Account Executive, IMG Consulting
Rusty Watkins – Fan Experience Representative, New Jersey Devils
Teddy Bloch - Manager, Personality & Property Marketing, Octagon
Chris Cunanan - Manager of Game Presentation, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jenna Nobles - Marketing & Events Coordinator, NFL Players Association
Rachel Southall - Program Manager, Most Valuable Kids-DC
Rod Nenner, Vice President, Washington Redskins (NFL)
Brett Sullivan - Digital Sales Manager, NBC Sports Regional Networks
Keith Scully - Director, Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Lacrosse
Karen Irish – U.S. Olympic Committee, Associate Director, Government Relations
Chartese Burnett – Business Development, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Scott Horner - Director, Personalities & Properties, Octagon
Peter Bockelman - Director of Operations and Client Services , Disson Skating
Jimmy Lynn - Principal, JLynn Associates
George Perry - Senior Director, Global Strategic Partnership Marketing, Rosetta Stone
Bobby Goldwater, The Goldwater Group / Georgetown SIM Interim Associate Dean

Keynote Speakers this year include: Phil de Picciotto, Founder and President, Octagon, Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation and Roland Lange, Sports Content Partnerships, Google YouTube. Included is a pre-game reception at the Verizon Center, a welcome by Ted Leonsis, Founder, Majority Owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, and the launch of the Global Sports Entrepreneurship Initiative. And once again, Buffy Filippell, President of TeamWork Online, the nation's number one sports job site, will host Breakfast with Buffy on Saturday morning.

SEME has featured experts from over 210 organizations in 20 different sports career fields, including top decision makers from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR, College Sports, Action Sports, Minor Leagues, the Olympics and other public and private organizations.

“We are at critical juncture in the sports industry today – with the convergence of digital media platforms and a global audience – and we feel the role and scope of SEME has never been more valuable for new professionals looking to break into the sports industry,” says Matt Winkler, SEME Executive Director.   “SEME has been fortunate over the past seven years to have such an inspiring commitment from our hundreds of executives and sports industry professionals from all over the country who take time to serve as speakers and panelists each year.”

Founded in 1987, TeamWork Consulting is a retained executive search firm to the sports and live event industry; retained to identify and recruit senior level executives into employer requested roles. Created in 2000, TeamWork Online is a digital version of TeamWork Consulting´s innovative executive search processes. Over 50,000 people have been recruited into sports and live event positions via the TeamWork companies, vastly surpassing any recruiter serving the industry.

This innovative and interactive experience for college students and recent graduates builds upon an exceptional track record formed over the past eight years with a cast of over 400+ keynotes, panelists and speakers from its previous three locations - SEME East (D.C.), SEME Central (Chicago/Northwestern) and SEME West (Los Angeles/ U.S.C.) – which SEME now has combined the reach of those three exceptional conferences into one.

Previous SEME Keynote Speakers have included: Matt Mirchin (Under Armour), Tim Brosnan (Major League Baseball – MLB), Ryan Kuehl (Under Armour), Dan Rossomondo (NBA), David Albrutyn (IMG), Mark Waller (NFL), Seth Winter (NBC Sports Group), Tom Buesse (USA Today Sports Media Group), Karen Irish (U.S. Olympic Committee-USOC), Jon Achar (ESPN), Glenn Chin (EA Sports), Sunil Gulati (U.S. Soccer President) , James Brown (CBS Sports), Kevin Plank (Under Armour), Norm Bellingham (U.S. Olympic Committee), Burke Magnus (ESPN), Josh Centor (NCAA), Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports & Entertainment), Tom George (Octagon), Charlie Casserly (NFL/CBS Sports), Christine Brennan (USA Today), Larry Miller (Nike), Ross Greenberg (HBO Sports), Larry Jones (Fox Sports), Mark Abbott (MLS), Jimmy Lynn (AOL), Dave Morgan (Yahoo! Sports), Donald Dell (SFX/ClearChannel) ,  Buffy Filippell (Teamwork Online) and NFL Players Association (NFLPA).

Supported by volunteers from the graduate student club, the Sports Entrepreneurship Association (SEA), SEME offers attendees a special opportunity to gain the insight, strategy, and contacts necessary to break into this ultra-competitive industry. Continuing the setting of unique access to those seeking careers in the sports industry, SEME’s two-day event brings career seekers and advanced students together with the leaders in the sports industry. Participation in this unique industry experience allows attendees to gain first-hand knowledge and real-world career insight, interact with global leaders in the sports and event fields, participate in one-on-one interviews and explore internship and job opportunities. Key features of the event include the Networking Reception, the Career Workshop and Job/Internship Fair, all of which provide answers to the ultimate career and job question: “What Makes Me Marketable?””


Special pricing is available for early bird registration, groups of five or more and 15 or more.  For more information visit: www.SEME-NOW.com .

SEME — SOLD OUT 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS
400+ Executive Speakers
150+ Organizations
2,500+ Attendee

   
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