Sport Marketing & Management Undergraduate Program

Guest Speakers

One of the primary things that the IU Sport Management, Marketing, and Communication programs emphasize is exposing our students to prominent, interesting, or unique guest speakers from the sport industry. We have had speakers from a variety of sports, geographical locations, and backgrounds talk to our students, both in classroom settings and in public symposia.

Dick Enberg
School alumnus and world-famous broadcaster Dick Enberg talks with IU Sport Communication students during an appearance in October 2010.

The following represents a partial and ever-growing list of individuals who have spoken in an official capacity to our students.

Speaker Affiliation Year
Kevin Anderson New England Patriots – Football Operations 2009, 2010
Jeff Baldwin Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington – Executive Director 2007
Jonathan Benedek IU Athletics Marketing 2011
Aaron Biggs Twin Lakes Recreation Center - Spokesperson 2010
Jason Buckner Director of Basketball Operations, IUPUI 2011
J.D. Campbell IU Athletic Department - Director of Media Relations 2009
Josh Centor NCAA – Coordinator of New Media Communications 2006
Nansheng Chen Secretary General, Chinese Basketball Association 2011
Dr. Coyte Cooper University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Professor
2007 Sport Management (Ph.D.) alum
2008
Kyle DeVan Indianapolis Colts - Player 2010
Matt Dollinger Sports Illustrated - Staff Writer
Indiana Daily Student - Sports Editor
2010
Dr. Dick Enberg CBS/ESPN - Play-by-Play broadcaster
Author and Playwright
School of HPER alum
2010
Rick Fuson Pacers Sports & Entertainment - Chief Operating Officer 2010
Jay Gladden IUPUI – Dean and Professor 2010
Jeffrey Gorman Indianapolis Colts - Broadcast Manager / Director of Player Relations 2010
Jeremy Gray Indiana University - Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcast Services 2011
Rick Greenspan Indiana University – Athletic Director 2007
Chris Greenwell University of Louisville – Professor 2008
Jim Harris IU Varsity Club 2009
Darren Heitner, Esq. Dynasty Athlete Representation - Founder/CEO
SportsAgentBlog.com
2010
Arthur Hightower Director of Player Development, San Diego Chargers 2011
Dr. Tassos Kaburakis St. Louis University – Professor
2006 Sport Management (Ph.D.) alum
2008
Claudia Kozman Doctoral Student, School of Journalism 2011
Leslie King USA Gymnastics - Senior Director of Communications 2010
John Koluder Real Salt Lake - Media Services Manager, New Media Manager
2001 Sport Comm - Broadcast (B.S.) alum
2006, 2010
Chris Korman Baltimore Sun - Sportswriter
Bloomington Herald-Times - Sports Editor
2008
Kyle Kuhlman Indiana University Sports Information Department 2011
Jen Lowery USA Diving - Communications Manager 2010
Kevin Messenger Indiana Fever – Media Relations Director 2006
Jeff Montez de Oca DePauw University – Professor 2007, 2008
Barbara Osborne University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Professor 2007
Fritz Polite University of Tennessee – Professor 2007, 2008
Mike Pegram Peegs.com / Rivals.com - Founder and Publisher 2010
David Pickle NCAA – Managing Director of Publishing 2006
Dr. David Pierce Ball State University – Professor
2007 Sport Management (Ph.D.) alum
2004 Sport Management (M.S.) alum
2008
Chris Reynolds Indiana University – Senior Associate Athletic Director 2009
Pete Rhoda Indiana University – SID 2006
Kelvin Sampson Indiana University – Basketball Coach 2007
Derek Schultz 1260 WNDE Indianapolis - Sports Talk Show Producer/Host
2005 Sport Comm - Broadcast (B.S.) alum
2010
Matt Segal Horizon League - Director of Communications 2010
Jay Souers Indianapolis Colts - VP of Sponsorship Sales 2009
Ben Sturner Leverage Sports Agency - President / Co-Founder 2010
Terry Tiernon Pacers Sports & Entertainment - VP Corporate Partnerships 2010
Ted Van Zelst NASCAR - Director of Corporate Marketing
1995 Sport Mgmt & Mktg (B.S.) alum
2010
Travis Vogan Indiana University – Department of Communication & Culture 2009, 2010
Vince Welch ESPN / Versus - Broadcaster/Reporter 2010
Dr. Warren Whisenant University of Miami – Professor 2008
Nate Wiechers Indiana University Sports Information Department 2011
Crystal Williams, Esq. Barnes & Thornburg, LLP 2009
Joel Zawacki Indianapolis Indians - Director of Corporate Partnerships 2010