Smeal to Host Two Speakers on Sports Business
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (February 22, 2011) – The Center for Sports Business & Research at the Penn State Smeal College of Business will host two guest speakers from the sports industry in the next month.
Guido D'Elia, director of communications and branding for football at Penn State, will speak on Feb. 24, and Tim McGee of sports agency IMG World, will speak on March 15. Both talks will begin at 6 p.m. in 102 Thomas.
The spring speaker series kicked off on Feb. 10 with a talk by Brian Lafemina, vice president for club development for the NFL.
All guest speaker sessions are open to Penn State students, faculty, staff, and the public.
About the Center for Sports Business & Research
Under the leadership of Executive Director Wayne DeSarbo and Associate Director Andrew Bergstein, the Center for Sports Business & Research focuses on the development of first-rate academic and applied empirical research in the sports industry, while helping to define educational opportunities for students looking to start careers in sports business. Drawing on Penn State's rich athletic tradition and working closely with two other University sports research centers in communications and law, the Center for Sports Business & Research seeks to bridge the gap between existing academic research on sports business and relevant practitioner issues in the industry.
For more information, visit www.smeal.psu.edu/csbr.