IONA

List of Past Visitors

Our last dinner featured
Professionals in Retail and Licensing

  • Pete Kelly '94, Director of Business Development, Major League Baseball Alumni Marketing
  • Christine Ryan, Senior Account Executive for Women's and Children's Apparel, Major League Baseball
  • Toni Schutte '10 MBA, Brand and Retail Manager, National Football League

Event was moderated by Glenn Horine '84 BA, '91 MBA; 
Executive Director for the Center of Sports and Entertainment Studies at Iona College


Other Sports & Entertainment Industry Professionals Who Have Visited Iona College

  • Bill Cella '73, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Cella Group
  • Marty Daly '74, SVP & Director, News & Late Night Sales, CBS Television Network
  • Jim Farrell '77, Vice President, ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment
  • Allison Radzin '96MA & '07MBA, Vice President, Advertising Sales Presentation Design, Turner Broadcasting
  • Renie Anderson, Vice President, Business Development, NFL
  • Rick Beispel, Senior Vice President - Generator, MTV Networks
  • Michael Brown, VP & Director, Global Business Development, IMG
  • Scott Carmichael, Founder & President, Prodigy Sports
  • Rick Cerrone, former Vice President of Public Relations, New York Yankees
  • Wayne Coffey, Writer, New York Daily News
  • Jim Connelly ,Senior Vice President, Consumer Products, WWE
  • Bob Cramer, VP, Sports and Entertainment Marketing. Coca-Cola Still Brands
  • Dave DeCina, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, NY Islanders
  • Sheila Denneen, Vice President ,Reg. Mng. Director, *R Works
  • Jeff Eccleston, Vice President, SRi
  • Martin Foley, Vice President, Off-channel Advertising, NBC Universal
  • Donna Goldsmith, Chief Operating Officer, WWE
  • Christine Gonsior, Account Supervisor, Taylor
  • David Gross, Commissioner, Major League Lacrosse
  • David Haney, Senior Vice President, Marketing, AFL
  • Marc Horine, VP Partnerships & Revenue Development, ESPN Digital Media
  • Jon Lieber, Director, National Sponsorships, Feld Entertainment
  • * Evan Kamer, Executive Vice President, Fantasy Sports Ventures
  • John Kristick, Managing Director, US World Cup Bid Committee
  • Jurgen Mainka, Director Marketing & Comm. US World Cup Bid Committee
  • * Ed Manetta, Exec. Prod., Union Square Sports & Entertainment
  • Brian Manning, Senior Account Supervisor, Taylor
  • Dan Masonson, Director, Corporate Communications, NFL
  • Mike McCarley, SVP, Marketing, NBC Universal Sports and Olympics
  • *Chris McCloskey, VP Comm., NBC Universal Sports and Olympics
  • Andy McGowan, Vice President, New York Red Bulls
  • Jeff Meeson, VP, Octagon Insights and Research
  • Allyne Mills, Vice President, Taylor
  • *Scott Miranda, Partner, Dan Klores Communications
  • Mike Mooney, former VP, Int'l Mrktg. & Bus. Dvpt., MetLife
  • Emily Nasits, Senior Manager, National Television, NHL
  • David Newman, SVP, Marketing. & Comm., New York Mets
  • Kate Niven, Director, Global Brand Marketing, MetLife
  • Peg North, Business Development Manager, Ethnic Technologies
  • Scott Novak, VP, Communications, Sports Illustrated
  • Todd Parker, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, PBR
  • Doug Perlman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sports Media Advisors
  • Steve Phelps, Senior Vice President, CMO, NASCAR
  • Gary Pluchino, SVP, IMG
  • Jennifer Pogorelec O'Sullivan, CEO, Women's Professional Soccer
  • Jeff Price, Publisher, The Sporting News
  • Matthew Rego, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The Araca Group
  • Mike Reisman, Principal, Velocity, an Epic Company
  • Marielena Reller, Account Supervisor, Taylor
  • *Tom Richardson, President, Convergence Sports and Media, Inc.
  • Maureen Ryan-Fable, Chief Operating Officer, First Protocol
  • Michael Ritz, Principal, BucStar Consulting
  • David Sass, Founder & President, Apel, Inc.
  • Jim Schwebel, Principal, Apel, Inc.
  • John Shea, SVP, Consulting, Octagon
  • Brian Smith, Vice President, Human Resources, Octagon
  • Greg Simon, Sr. Vice President, G2 Marketing
  • John Sohigian, Senior Vice President, Orange County Choppers
  • Gary Spitalnik, Sr. Vice President Market, Marquis Jets
  • Susan Stashower, Vice President, Bank Marketing, AMEX
  • Harlan Stone, Chief Business and Marketing Officer, USTA
  • Frank Supovitz, Senior Vice President, Events, NFL
  • Noah Syken, Mgr., U.S. Media Sponsorship Advertising, IBM
  • * Meltem Tekeli, Corporate & Event Marketing Professional
  • Alison Wagner, Associate Counsel, NHL Media
  • Simon Wardle, Chief Strategy Officer, Octagon
  • Willie Weinbaum, Producer, ESPN
  • Chris Widmaier, Managing Director, Communications, USTA
  • Barry Wilner, Senior Writer, Associated Press
  • *Alex Withers, Managing Director, Digital Media, USGA
  • Stacey Wynia, Senior Vice President, Taylor
  • Ariel Yarmus, MTVN Sr. Director, Licensing, MTV/Comedy Central/Spike TV

* Current or past adjunct in Iona College's Sports and Entertainment Program