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Meltem Tekeli

Adjunct Professor

Meltem Tekeli is a seasoned corporate marketer whose background includes 25 years of sponsorship and event marketing leadership for Merrill Lynch and MasterCard International, as well as stewardship of the largest and most prestigious properties in the world, including the FIFA World Cup, The Olympics, Major League Baseball, and Formula 1 Racing. Following 10 years with leading agencies, Ms. Tekeli joined MasterCard in 1989, where she spearheaded global promotions and helped build the company's first sponsorship and event programs around the world.. Following a stint as chief marketing officer at IEG, Ms. Tekeli was named director and group head of event marketing for Merrill Lynch. Ms. Tekeli started her own consulting practice in 2006. Her clients include MetLife, MasterCard, Octagon, and Taylor, among others. She is certified as an official woman-owned business and Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) member in 2007. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Skidmore College and is conversant in French and Turkish.

Sports and Entertainment Graduate Course:
  • BUS 604 - Corporate Marketing & Event Management (Winter)