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Creating a New Platform, the Journey of Ken Zamkow

By: Amari Dryden, @Amari_Dryden Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Ken Zamkow, founder and CEO of SportsGuru Inc. Ken worked in several marketing and business development jobs and recently launched his own new sports video app. He was gracious enough to offer up his wisdom on how he developed a new way for fans to express their opinions on their favorite teams and how every experience in life can prepare you for the challenges ahead. What […]

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The Story Teller: The Career of Dustin Morse, Senior Director of Communications with the Minnesota Twins

By: Austin Weaver, @AustinTWeaver The Career “My career started in high school, I loved baseball but knew I wasn’t going to continue playing beyond graduation. That led me to the University of Wisconsin, where I met a bunch of like-minded individuals.” It was at the University of Wisconsin that Morse decided that he was interested in the Public Relations/Communications field and more specifically working for a Major League Baseball franchise. “Throughout college I tried to reach out to people, through […]

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PR on the Pitch

By: Travis Gorsch, @tgorsch3 Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Jake Pisani, Senior Coordinator of Media Relations for the San Jose Earthquakes. Jake was gracious enough to offer up his time to talk about his experience throughout the Bay Area in the sports industry and how to leverage your network. He talks about the importance of working hard, being patient and taking advantage of opportunities when they arise. Jake has experience in many different sports both […]

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Birds-Eye View, the Story of a Homegrown Hawkeye

By: Travis Grosch, @tgorsch Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Rob Miller, Manager — Business Development, Hawkeye Sports Properties. Rob was gracious enough to have offered up his time and insight into the world of sponsorships in college athletics, exploring different areas of the sports industry by dipping your toes in the water while you’re still in school, and leveraging your network when seeking future career opportunities. Rob talked about building meaningful relationships whether they are with sponsors […]

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Staying Productive Inside and Out of the Office, the Journey of Jeffrey Kotalik

By: Travis Smith, @travis_d_smith Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Jeffrey Kotalik, the Sports and Entertainment Group Director and Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. In this role, Jeff helps clients make smart choices about how they save, spend, invest, borrow, protect and give. Aside from the day-to-day grind of being a Financial Advisor, Kotalik is an NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor and also educates student-athletes on financial planning. He was gracious enough to offer insight into […]

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From Intern to Trusted Advisor, the Journey of Chris Kosmala

By: Austin Weaver, @AustinTWeaver Front Office Sports is happy to share insights from the mind of Chris Kosmala, Manager, CRM & Technology with Comcast-Spectacor/FanOne Marketing. A sports business veteran, Chris has made stops all over the country and has experience in a wide range of positions. On how he got his start in the sports industry. When I was in college, they [UC Irvine Athletics] posted that they were hiring sports marketing interns, it sounded kind of fun and like […]

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Dr. Brian Crow: Consulting with Passion for Higher Education

By: Joseph Barca, @BarkyCat Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Dr. Brian Crow, Founder and CEO of GameDay Consulting. Dr. Crow is a veteran Professor at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. He was gracious to share with us his passion for Higher Education and the story behind his consulting company, GameDay Consulting. How did you break into the Sports Business Field? Well, after my Graduate Assistant position I thought I wanted to be an Athletic Director. […]

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Finding Success On and Off the Court, the Journey of Luke Bonner

By: Adam White, @FOSAdam Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Luke Bonner, Brand and Marketing Executive for GYK Antler and Co-Founder of College Athletes Players Association. Growing up in a house with two other basketball playing siblings the pick up games were quite spirited and according to Luke, “If you ask Matt [Bonner] whether or not he has fouled me, he will say he hasn’t fouled me in his entire life.” For Luke, the basketball didn’t […]

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How Decision Making and Relationships Have Led the Path to Success, the Journey of Ricky Volante

By: Joe Barca, @BarkyCat Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Ricky Volante, Principal and Director of Consulting Services for Core 5 Sports Management, LLC. As a student-athlete at Lake Erie College, Ricky earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. He then earned his Doctor of Law degree at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Ricky’s smart decision making along with the relationships that he made have led to his current success. Where did you attend school? […]

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How a Student Job Turned Into a Career, the Journey of Heather Collart

By: Amari Dryden, @Amari_Dryden Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Heather Collart, the Senior Director for Community Relations and Executive Director of the Come Together Foundation at Palace Sports & Entertainment. After working in the athletic department at her alma mater Pepperdine University for twelve years, she transitioned into the professional sport industry when she took a community relations position with the Detroit Pistons. She was gracious enough to offer up her wisdom about the importance […]

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