Warsaw Sports Business Network

Alumni Network

The Warsaw Sports Business Center has an award-winning team of educators and prominent industry specialists. They motivate and illuminate their students with a dynamic mixture of grounded theory and real-world application. Quoted in the media and respected in academia, as well as throughout the sports industry—Warsaw Center faculty members and alumni lead the way in their respective fields.

The Warsaw Center network is unmatched. We boast alumni at the industry's top sports businesses and organizations. Below is just a sampling of the companies and job titles where our graduates are leading the way:

Global Brand Digital Manager, NBA | Senior Director, Digital Business

Portland Trailblazers
Director, Community Programs

Grassroots Sports Marketing Manager

Seattle Seahawks
Director, Digital and Emerging Media

Seattle Storm
Senior Vice President, Ticket Sales and Service

USA Today
Director, Sports Marketing and Partnerships

Manager, U.S. Marketing

Red Bull
Field Marketing Manager, Manhattan and Bronx

Major League Soccer
Vice President, Brand and Integrated Marketing

Vice President, Cross-Platform Research

Orlando Magic
General Counsel

Director of Marketing Communications, Greater China

GMR Marketing
Senior Director, Global Sports and Entertainment Consulting

World Series of Poker
Executive Director

Sony Playstation
Director of Media and Agency Partnerships

Industry Connections

Industry Advisory Board

The program is closely tied to the sports industry, not only through alumni and guest speakers but also through our industry advisory board. The board helps shape the program content and opportunities and further strengthens the breadth of access given to our students. Current board members include the following: 

David Higdon
Warsaw Center board chair and Riot Games Global Head of Communication for esports

Kara Buckley
Warsaw alumna and former head of Visa Olympic Marketing

Akash Jain
Warsaw alumnus and NFL Vice President of International Development

Barbara Blangiardi
Fox Sports Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

Tom Kelley
Head of Nike North American retail



Bob Warsaw
Brother of Warsaw Center founder Jim Warsaw

Mike Belcher
T-Mobile Vice President of Sponsorship and Entertainment Marketing