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Advisory Board

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The Sport Business Management Program is supported by an Advisory Board comprised of prominent practitioners in the sport management field and some in academics.  Their insights and advice help keep the program relevant in an ever-changing sport and business environment. 

  • Art Berke, Sports Illustrated, MLB, ABC Sports 
  • Kevin Hallinan, Senior Vice President, Major League Baseball (Retired)
  • Rich Ensor, Esq., Commissioner, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
  • Joe Favorito, Former VP NY Knicks
  • Jim Millman, Millsport Founder CEO USA Boxing
  • Rod Mergardt, MAXPREPS, Professor and former Athletics Director
  • Barry Hyde, Chief Marketing Officer United States Golf Association
  • Mitch Hoffman, President & CEO Bobby Valentine Sports Academy
  • Dr. Annie Clement, Professor, Author, Researcher, Attorney, and Academic Leader
  • Albie Collins, Retired Executive/Tennis Coach and Ivy League Tennis Legend
  • Dr. Bernie Kish, Director of Facilities/Lecturer, University of Kansas School of Education, Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science
  • Mark Piazza, Senior Vice President, Sports Team Operations, Madison Square Garden
  • Rick Walls, Executive Director Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Jerry Cifarelli, President ANC Sports
  • John Samerjan, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority
  • Robert A. Correa, Senior Vice President, Programming CBS Sports
  • Tom McGovern, U.S. Director of Sports Media OMD, OmnicomMedia Group
  • Mark Jeffers, President, MARSAR Consulting
  • Shaun May, Director of Public Relations, Brotman, Winter, Fried Communications
  • Jon Goldman, Managing Partner at Reaching Our Goal 
  • Nikhil Kumar, Alumnus  & VP Enropllment Management Mville


Manhattanville Athletic Director (SBM graduate and adjunct) Keith Levinthal(center) with George Bodenheimer(right), President, ESPN Inc. & ABC Sports and Chris LaPlaca(left), Senior Vice President, Communications, ESPN.