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Jim Van Stone is the Chief Revenue Officer overseeing ticket sales and services, executive suites, and corporate partnerships for all Monumental Sports brands as well as for Georgetown University's men's basketball team and various other Verizon Center events. Before joining Monumental Sports, Van Stone worked with the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Coyotes.
Wim is the Chief Architect & Co-Founder of Kiswe. He is the former President of Alcatel-Lucent Wireless, Founder and Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, and an Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia University.
Mike is the Chief Executive Officer & President at Kiswe. Previously, he was the General Manager of Small Cells Business at Alcatel-Lucent and the General Manager & Co-Founder of the Wireless Network Guardian at Alcatel-Lucent.
Juan has more than 12 years of experience working for Villarreal CF and currently leads the Villarreal CF International Department in which he oversees international business development and manages a multitude of projects worldwide with the support of his team of marketing, communications and sporting professionals.
3 years experience in United Soccer League (USL) at Richmond Kickers
3 years experience in Major League Soccer at Chicago Fire FC
Background in Partnership development for both teams
Since May 2020 back in the Netherlands to start new Partnerships department for FC Groningen」
Dennison manages all Chicago Fire FC communications functions, including soccer communications, public relations and broadcast. He has been with the Club for three years.
Before joining the Fire in April 2018, as vice president of communications at Major League Soccer & Soccer United Marketing, Dennison oversaw all business and non-sports communications for the League and its commercial arm. He worked closely with all then-23 MLS clubs, as well as all prospective expansion groups, to support growth in each local market. He spent 13 years with MLS/SUM.
Melissa Brennan is a sports executive with over 17 years of experience in the industry. She started her career in the running industry working for both Disney Sports and New York Road Runners (NYC Marathon). She managed relationships with a number of sponsors for the NYC Marathon including the title sponsor at the time, ING. She then went on to work for Madison Square Garden to learn the sales side of the business as part of the Corporate Hospitality team. She later joined the New York Red Bulls to oversee the corporate partnership activation team at the MLS Club. During her time with the Red Bulls she took over partnership sales as well and built a team that increased revenues by 300% in 3 years. after leaving the Red Bulls, Melissa joined Rugby International Marketing the revenue generating arm of USA Rugby. During her tenure there she sold a supplementary kit partnership as well as global and national partnerships for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. Most recently, Melissa was the VP, Corporate Partnership Sales for the Orlando Magic (NBA).
Matt Cacciato brings 23 years of experience from the cable sports television industry to Ohio University's distinguished Department of Sports Administration. He began his career in New York City with PK Network Communications working on a variety of cable television network accounts. From there he went on to SportsChannel New York as Manager, Affiliate Sales & Marketing before moving to ESPN in Los Angeles as a Sr. Account Executive in Affiliate Sales. After 15 months he was promoted to ESPN's Bristol, CT headquarters as Director of Affiliate Sales & Marketing for the Northeast region. Matt returned to Los Angeles after Disney's purchase of ESPN to run their West region, and work on the company's plans for a regional sports network. Soon thereafter he was recruited to join Fox Cable Networks as Vice President, Western region, where he spent 5 successful years. in 2004 Matt moved onto the Yankees Sports & Entertainment Network, better know as YES Network, where he served as Sr. VP for Distribution through 2011. Matt then founded and ran American Education Television Network for 6 years, and recently completed the sale of the company. He joined O.U. as an adjunct in 2016 then accepted a full time position as a Lecturer in August of 2017. Matt recently added Executive in Residence and Director, Masters of Sports Administration Program to his responsibilities. He serves on the Foundation Board of Recreation Unlimited, and co-founded Blue Beautiful Skies, a non-profit focused on raising awareness and funding for lung cancer research.
Jada joined the Milwaukee Bucks in January 0f 2017 in their Sales Academy and was hired as a full-time Sales Associate that May. After a successful first year Jada was promoted to the role of Account Services Executive in April of 2018. Prior to joining the Bucks Jada participated in sales training programs with the Philadelphia 76ers and ProCamps Worldwide. Jada earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Ohio University in 2017 majoring in Sports Management.
Jim Kahler is the Executive Director of the Center of Sports Administration at Ohio University. He accepted the position in December of 2005 and oversees the day to day operation of the center that carries forward the university’s pioneering tradition in sports management education. The center links faculty, students, and alumni to sports-related organizations and businesses, emphasizing research and harnessing knowledge to benefit the industry.
Ohio University has been the leader in preparing students for careers in the sports business industry since 1966, when it founded the first graduate program in sports administration. Today, four decades since its birth, both the sports administration program and the industry have grown exponentially. The sport industry’s expansion and globalization present today’s leaders with new challenges, ones that highlight the need for research, academic preparation and professional development. OHIO's AECOM Center for Sports Administration is meeting this challenge.
Prior to returning to Ohio University, where Kahler was a member of the MSA Class of 1981, he spent the previous 3 1/2 years at Arizona State University were he helped develop the MBA Sports Business Program at the W.P. Carey School of Business. From November of 1991 until July of 2002 Jim served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) and Rockers (WNBA). In this position he was responsible for ticket, corporate and broadcast sales, as well as, marketing and public relations for the Cavs / Gund Arena Company. During these years his responsibilities included the development of MAC Properties and Gund Sports Marketing, two subsidiaries of the organization that focus on collegiate sports marketing and sponsorship sales for the Mid-American Conference (Miami University and Bowling Green State University). Jim accepted this position after working as the Director of Marketing for the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, the Director of Marketing for the St. Louis Arena, and as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SRO/PACE in Chicago. Jim was excited for the opportunity to not only work for the Cavs, but to return to his hometown of Cleveland.
Jim received his BSBA from Xavier University in 1980 and went on to receive his Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University. He was honored in 1994 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the O.U. Sports Administration Program. This award has been given annually since 1982 and is the program’s highest honor. He has remained actively involved with Ohio University as a guest lecturer and as a past member of Ohio’s Alumni Advisory Board.
Jim currently serves on the Board of the United States Table Tennis Association as an Independent Director. . He currently serves on the Advisory Board for a number of sports business organizations including the National Sports Forum (San Diego, CA), Navigate Sports Marketing (Chicago, IL) and In Stadium Advertising (Chicago, IL). He also served a three-year term (1997 – 2000) on the NBA’s Marketing Advisory Committee.
欧米大学のスポーツ経営学コースを対象としたランキング世界1位、世界で初めてスポーツ経営学修士課程を設立した大学のオハイオ大学のDr. Elizabeth Wanless教授がアナリティクスについて講義
Prior to her academic career, Dr. Wanless competed for Nike, Asics, the New York Athletic Club, and Team USA as a professional track and field shot putter maintaining top 20 in the world for 5 consecutive years. In 2004, Wanless was recognized as the NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Maine.