Sports Business Scholars Alumni

Class of 2016

Alyssa Larson, Sales Rep at Next Gen Tech

Antonio Cannavaro, JD student at Marquette University

Jaqueline Sherry, Account Coordinator at Lucid Agency

Marisa Elliot, Partnership Coordinator at Phoenix Rising

Class of 2017

Adnan Gumel, Business Coordinator at Phoenix Suns

Brett Scroggins, Community Affairs Intern at Arizona Diamondbacks

Curtis Christian, Sales Planner at Fox Sports Arizona

Donald Gray, Sales Consultant at Phoenix Suns

Haley Setara, Assistant Registration Coordinator at CRG Events

Holden Boyle, Graduate Student/GA Football Operations at Western Illinois University

Jennifer Louie, Marketing Coordinator at Heritage Homes

Matthew Seiler, Graduate Student at ASU Sports Law & Business Program

Max Simpson, Corporate Partnerships Services Coordinator at Reno Aces & Reno 1868 FC

Spencer Santora, Sponsorship Activation Coordinator at Dallas Mavericks

Tatijana Bowman, MBA Student at San Diego State University

Taylor Homes, Partnership Activation Coordinator at Sun Devil Athletics, PAC 12 MMR

Class of 2018

Chen Zhao

Cort Wolleat, Phoenix Rising

Delilah Cassidy, JD Student at Arizona State University

Matthew Shwayder

Nicholas Staloch, Special Olympics Arizona

Sam Minton, Data Analyst & Info Management Associate at Cognizant

Sydney Sprenger, Activity & Community Manager at Oakland A's


Testimonials of Alumni:

“The Sports Business Scholars program provided me with the tools and experiences necessary for illustrating a positive pathway toward a career in sports and entertainment. I came in as a nervous, inquisitive sophomore, and left the program as a confident graduate ready to apply the insights and knowledge I acquired into the workforce. Being chosen to attend the outreach trips was probably the single most valuable experience of my undergraduate career, as I was able to set foot in venues and companies that I otherwise would have never been able to. The confidence that I received knowing I was representing W.P. Carey on these trips was truly uplifting. The atmosphere of traveling within major cities like New York & Los Angeles was tantalizing. I took in the ambiance and atmosphere of these major cities, and wanted to commit to fully apply myself during the trip. When engaging with these companies, I learned how to conduct myself in the informational sessions, ask meaningful questions that relate directly to the interviewee’s role/industry, applying myself to send concise and meaningful follow ups, and how to generate long-lasting relationships with the various professionals that you meet. I met lifelong friends that I still keep in contact with today, and will always keep those memories and experiences close to my heart. With the leadership of Elana and the rest of the Sports Business program at Arizona State, I am forever indebted to the SBS program and would gladly recommend any hopeful business student to get involved!”- Adnan Gumel, CRM Analyst, Business Intelligence, Phoenix Sunsm Class of 2017

“Sports Business Scholars is a solid experience for those looking to break through into the sports industry.  Being surrounded by fellow peers who share the like-minded desire to succeed only helps to elevate your understanding of the business.  In-depth guest speakers, unique outreach trips, and a faculty dedicated to helping you achieve your goals are a few of the benefits that Sports Business Scholars can offer.”    -Max Simpson, Corporate Partnerships Service Coordinator, Reno Aces & Reno 1868 FC, Class of 2017

“Armstrong Williams once said “Networking is an essential part of building wealth.” The SBS program helped to connect me network externally and internally. Externally I was having phone conversations with Super Bowl Winning general managers, athletic directors, and professional sports teams and organizations. Internally the program connected me with other bright and ambitious sports business students helping me to find others that have the same goals I had of being a leader in the sports world. Today that translates to me having many connections that reach across the country with established and upcoming leaders in the sports world.”  -Antonio J. Cannavaro, J.D. Candidate 2019, Marquette University Law School, Class of 2016

“Being a Sports Business Scholar during my senior year at ASU undoubtedly positioned me for success as graduation approached. Having the opportunity to learn from my mentor, continue to grow both my local and national professional network, and better strengthen relationships with my fellow SBS colleagues and advisors played a key role in my success as a graduate heading into the sports business industry.”    -Marisa Elliot, Partnership Coordinator, Phoenix Rising FC, Class of 2015