WARSAW SPORTS BUSINESS CLUB

Mission Statement

The mission of the Warsaw Sports Business Club is to provide an environment for eager students to be educated in every aspect of the sports business industry. Experts from diverse backgrounds with completely unique stories are brought in to give advice and insight from their career. Along with hearing from guest speakers every other week a select group of students take site visits and participate in other events throughout the year. 

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.

 

Bi-Weekly Meetings

We have bi-weekly meetings of even weeks throughout the term on Wednesday nights at 6PM in Lillis 211. The first thirty minutes of the meeting are devoted to general announcements, internship recap, opportunities for club members and a Quick Fire question to prepare for the guest speaker. The final sixty minutes are given to the speaker to talk and any ensuing Q&A.

If you would like to check out some of the meetings and events we do please look at some of our photo albums.

This year we are going paperless with our Membership Form. Fill it out, and pay your $75 annual membership fee with cash, check, or credit card to become a member.

 

Past Guest Speakers

Kristen Kuliga 

Ms. Kuliga has had an extensive sports business career with experience in sponsorship, business development and athlete representation. She negotiated the famous Flutie Flakes contract for Doug Flutie, as well as representing lesser known athletes through her own agency, K Sports & Entertainment

 

 

 

David Dunn  

Chairman and CEO of Athletes First, David has long been one of the NFL’s most prominent agents. He and his agency represent stars such as Clay Matthews, Wes Welker, Jamaal Charles, and Aaron Rodgers. 

 

 

Tinker Hatfield 

Vice President of Design at Nike and the architect behind iconic sneakers including the Air Max One and the Air Jordan line. 

 

                                      

Chris McGowan  

President and CEO of the Portland Trail Blazers.  Prior to joining the Trail Blazers, McGowan spent several years in Los Angeles as the COO of AEG in Los Angeles. 

                  

Trips

The Warsaw Sports Business Club goes on three site visits annually to give students the opportunity to explore different areas of the sports industry, hear from high level executives, and network with respective leaders at these companies. Space on trips is limited, each opportunity will have its own application process.

The 2015-16 Calendar of Trips:

 

NIKE HQ | November 20th, 2015

 

 

Portland Trail Blazers Career Fair + Game | February 23rd, 2016

 

 

 

Portland Timbers | April 13th, 2016