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Virtual Sport and Fitness Showcase


February 17, 2023

Join us via Zoom!

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Featuring Buffy Filippell, founder of

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Buffy Filippell

On Friday, February 17 from 9:00-11:50 a.m., the Tiffin University Sports Management Program will host a virtual sport and fitness showcase, wherein TU students and community members are encouraged to engage with alumni and other seasoned professionals in the world of health and athletics.

The guest panelists will discuss and field inquiries on several pre-chosen topics, with each subject being given its own session. There will be twelve meetings in total, and each will be repeated once throughout the duration of the event. Breakout rooms via Zoom will be used to facilitate each individual conference, and attendees may attend up to four without being double-booked. The tentative topics of discussion include:

  1. Fan Engagement
  2. Fitness & Strength Training Certification
  3. Business Intelligence & Data in Sports
  4. College Athletics: Non-Coaching/Training
  5. Brand Sponsorships and Partnerships
  6. Starting a Club or Fitness Business
  7. Pro Sports: Agency Representation
  8. Social Media Marketing & Engagement
  9. Collegiate Sports Licensing & Name, Image, Likeness (NIL)
  10. Ticketing Marketplace
  11. Facility and Club Management
  12. Working in Pro Sports

General 12-topic Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m. Main Room: Welcome,
  • 9:20 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1-4
  • 9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1-4 Repeated
  • 10:10 a.m. Breakout Sessions 5-8
  • 10:35 a.m. Breakout Sessions 5-8 Repeated
  • 11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions 9-12
  • 11:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions 9-12 Repeated

The lineup of panelists will include representative university professors, NFL and NBA agents and coaches, former Olympic athletes, renowned trainers and many others. They include:

Dr. Lorenzo Guess, MSCC, CSCS, MBA*Michigan State University – Director of Performance
Dr. Noemi Zaharia, OlympianUniversity of AL Huntsville – Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Cory Schierberl, CSCS, TSAC-FLionel University – Exercise Science Graduate Department Chair
Dr. Calvin HunterWittenberg University – Program Director, Master of Arts Sports Administration
Courtney Funchess*Pyramid Sports & Entertainment – NFL Agent
Brett Norton*Sport Management Worldwide – NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor
Jim ConvertinoProfessional Athletes and Entertainers Insurance Solutions – Director
Amy PotterBMO Financial Group – Director North American Sponsorships
Joe Lofton*NFL Pittsburgh Steelers – Youth Football Coordinator
Ashley Madison*MLB Cleveland Guardians – Senior Account Executive Group Ticket Sales
Mark Thomas*Penn Fusion Soccer Academy – Executive Director
Sam Siebert*Cleveland SC Corp – President
Melvin Moss*Moss Therapy and Wellness, PLLC, Chief Operating Officer
Dylan Saunders*Learfield Sports & Ohio State University Athletics – Account Executive
Hayley Coppola*TikPik – Partnerships
Hayden DotsonIllitch Sports & Entertainment (Tigers & Red Wings) – Director of Inside Sales
Alfreeda GoffHorizon League – Retired Sr. Associate Commissioner & Chief of Staff
Scott Hughes*University of Alabama – Assistant Athletic Director for Development
Justin Hairston*University of Missouri Columbia – Director of Sport-Specific Giving
Alanna Widman*University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – Assistant Equipment Manager
Morgan Adcock*NCAA – Associate Director of NCAA Customer Service
Brian PerkinsToledo Walleye & AAA Mud Hens – Director of Ticket Strategy & Analytics
Raquel PasoAdidas Latin America – Sr Manager Range Architecture F-ball| Outdoor Specialty
Michael Virgin*Sandusky Sports Force Park – General Manager
Derek HalbaschLandmark Event Staffing Services Cleveland – Branch Manager
Chanel MurffNFL – Senior Manager, Emerging Products & Strategy
Bruce WimbashAnomaly Sport Group – Athlete Development and Protection
Ryan Paul*Towson University – Athletics Marketing and Engagement Manager
Melissa Bird*MB2 Communications – President
Meredith ScerbaUniversity of South Florida – Senior Associate Athletic Director / External Affairs
Leslie BarrNHL Columbus Blue Jackets – Group Events Specialist
Noah SkaldanNHL Columbus Blue Jackets – Manager of New Business Development
Anthony MadleNBA – Associate Manager, Project Management
Justin Roh Valient ManagementDirector of Partnership
Allison KimbroughHall of Fame Resorts & Entertainment Co. – Senior Director of Partnership Activation
Keiana Mitchell Columbus Parks & Recreation – Senior Manager Strategic Partnerships 
Brett Myers* AAA Louisville Bats – Vice President of Operations
Kelly DanielTiffin University – Assistant Vice President for Athletics, SWA, Director of Compliance
*Tiffin University Alumni