WARSAW SPORTS BUSINESS CLUB

About Us

The Warsaw Sports Business Club is one of the largest clubs at the University of Oregon, and is devoted to providing a platform for students to be exposed to every aspect of the sports business industry. Members hear from guest speakers, attend site visits and gain valuable networking experience.

We could not thank our founder, Jim Warsaw enough for his dedication to the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and Warsaw Sports Business Club. To learn more about his life please click HERE.

WSBC is open to all University of Oregon students regardless of year or major.

 

Industry

The WSBC has access to leaders of the sports industry all across America and aims to create opportunities for members to learn about the current trends and business challenges faced by these leaders. This is done through our meetings with experts, large group site visits and TGIPDX's.

 

Career

The WSBC utilizes its resources to provide guidance to students passionate about a career in sports business. This is provided through our Mentor & Mentee program, Linkedin/Resume Workshops, career fairs, case competitions, and much more. 

 

Social

The WSBC acknowledges the importance of social interaction between peers in the sports world, and will organize events in order to foster good relationships.

 

Bi-Monthly Club Meetings

Meeting Locations: Lillis 211

Meeting Times: 6:00pm Wednesdays of even weeks of the term

If you need help finding the Lillis Business Complex click here for a map of campus.

Check out photos of past meetings here!

 

Our Executive Team

Zoe Raiter - President 
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About Zoe
I am a senior at the University of Oregon studying Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Business and a minor in Media Studies. Along with serving as the President for the Warsaw Sports Business Club, I served as the VP of External Relations for WSBC and as an Operations Coordinator for KSI 2016. I am also an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-ed professional business fraternity. My passions are in the area of community outreach and corporate social responsibility, particularly in the sports business industry. I hope to pursue a field where I can combine the greatness of sports with the community.

Check out my LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoeraiter

Contact Information:
zraiter@uoregon.edu

Claire Shaughnessy - VP of Digital Media 
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About Claire
VP of Digital Media
Senior Business Administration major with a concentration in Sports Business and a minor in Writing, Public Speaking and Critical Reasoning.
Currently working as an IMG Property Assistant and as a Peer Advisor in the business school.
I am from the Bay Area in California (Go Giants and Warriors!)

Check out my professional profile to learn more about me: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-shaughnessy/

Contact: cshaugh2@uoregon.edu

Liam E Jacobs - VP of External Relations 
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About Liam
From Auckland New Zealand
Currently a Senior, i'm a Business major in the LCB honors program with a concentration in Sports Business and a minor in Economics.
Interning with UO Athletics as a Fan Experience Intern for 2017-2018.
VP of External Relations for WSBC

Duncan Boone - VP of Culture 
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About Duncan
I am a Junior from Chesapeake, Virginia majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Business and a minor in Multimedia. I am currently serving in the role of Vice President of Culture for the Warsaw Sports Business Club, and I'm doing it for the culture.

I hail from the East Coast where we are always three hours (steps) ahead of you West Coast kids, but am a second generation Duck behind my father who's career in the Navy has taken me all over the world while living in Asan, Guam and Naples, Italy earlier in my life. When I arrived on campus two years ago I quickly learned the WSBC was the family for me, and my passion for sport has only grown stronger.

I follow almost all sports, but am a huge fan of the Seahawks and Spurs. Russell Wilson is my hero and Tim Duncan had the best pregame outfits, don't @ me.

I model my football intramural game after Wes Welker but perform like Brett Favre after coming out of retirement (the second time).

I have been lucky enough to gain valuable experience so far at Oregon while interning with the Student Alumni Association as a Graphic Design Intern, with Youth Movement as a Design Director, and currently as an Ambassador with Oregon Football and a Fan Experience Intern with the UO Athletic Department.

Check out my full professional profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/duncanboone

Go Ducks baby!

Alessandra M Rodriguez - VP of Professional Development 
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About Alessandra
Hi team, my name is Alessandra Rodriguez, but I go by Ale (pronounced either al-lee or ahhh-leh, take your pick). I am from Tracy,CA and am a Junior majoring in business and minoring in nonprofit administration. During my time in the WSBC, I have served as the KIDSPORTS Invitational sponsorship director in 2016 and the Warsaw Hoopfest Executive Director in 2017. I work in many different positions in the Athletic Department here on campus and am excited to serve as WSBC's 2017-2018 VP of Career Development! I have a special interest in event management and am looking to make a career out of it, specifically in the sports industry.

email: arodrig6@uoregon.edu
cell: (209)-640-7353

To take a look at my professional background check out my LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodriguezalessandra/

Maarten van Zee - VP of Finance 
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About Maarten
I am a sophomore from Corvallis, Oregon majoring in Business Administration and considering minors in Non-Profit Administration, Legal Studies, and International Studies. My career interests continue to change with new experiences, but I hope to be able to travel, and enjoy the work I do. Ideally I will be able to combine my passion for sports, and the community that it provides, with my leadership experience to impact positive change in the world.

To learn more about me, please look at my LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarten-van-zee-322721132/

Contact me at:
mvanzee@uoregon.edu

Jc C Pollard - VP of Membership and Recruitment 
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About Jc
Hello Humans,

My name is Jc Pollard, I come from the far away universe commonly known as Utah. I am a sophomore here at the University of Oregon, majoring in sports business and minoring in political science. With the exception of the mass amounts of water that falls from the sky I absolutely love UO. Aside from serving as the Vice President of Membership for the Warsaw Sports Business Club, I am also a Personal Trainer at the Rec, as well as a two time IM Football Champion.

Fun Facts:
-I know how much Peyton Manning Weighed at birth (14 lbs).
-Forest Gump is the best movie ever made.
-I take Intramural sports way too seriously.

On a more serious note, I am honored and privileged to be a part of the Executive Board. This club is so incredible in terms of the services and opportunities it provides for our members. I look forward to helping make this year in Warsaw the best ever.

Joshua Gordon - WSBC Faculty Advisor  
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About Joshua
I am an Adopted Duck after moving to Eugene from Boston. I remain a Red Sox / Celtics / Patriots fan to the core. I run an awful lot and continue to compete in just about anything my worn out body allows!

For my professional "About Me" see LinkedIn at
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuagordon

Colin Loftus  
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About Colin
Sophomore pre business major. VP of Marketing and Digital Media. I live in Hollis, New Hampshire, and I'm a fan of the Pats, Sox, Celtics, and Bruins as well as Manchester United and PSG. At the moment I'm hoping to have a career relating to the advertisement/organization of sneakers/soccer cleats/sportswear in flagship retail stores or launch events, possibly abroad. I played basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and lacrosse in high school and love playing anything I can get my hands on. I'd say some of my greatest life achievements are getting like 3 nutmegs in 10 seconds on a kid in soccer or being referred to in Sports Illustrated for my costume at a Ducks basketball game.

Linden Moore  
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About Linden
Linden is a junior from Pleasanton, California with a double major in journalism and public relations and a business administration minor. While her primary education has come from the School of Journalism and Communication, she is passionate about sports marketing and branding. She is currently VP of External Relations and University Engagement for the Warsaw Sports Business Club in addition to Vice President for the Association of Women in Sports Media.

Post-graduation, she would like to attend graduate school for sports management before going to work internationally for a sports brand, agency, or team.

Connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindenmoore/

Dylan Emerick  
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About Dylan
I am originally from Jacksonville, FL. I moved in June of 2016 to West Linn, OR so I could gain in-state residency that way I could attend UO. I am a double major studying Business Admin and Sociology. I am excited to be serving as VP of Recruitment and Membership Experience for WSBC Executive Team this upcoming year. I love meeting new people and making long lasting friendships. Sports and social change are my passion! I am a die-hard Jaguars fan, I love my Yankees, and I love my Miami Heat.

Check out my professional prifle and connect with me on linkedin!
www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-emerick


Ethan Miller  
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About Ethan
I am pursuing opportunities at the intersection of Sports and Sustainability. I am majoring in Business and Political Science. I am the Vice President of Finance and Sponsorship with the Warsaw Sports Business Club.