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Advisory Board

The Center for International Sport Business Advisory Board is comprised of individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders across varied sectors of the sport industry, in the United States and abroad. Board members will lend their collective expertise to help strengthen the Sport Management curriculum in the College of Business at Western New England University, and importantly, help Western New England University students gain a competitive edge in obtaining professional opportunities in the sport business field.

Doug Beal, CEO, USA Volleyball

Val Belmonte, Vice President for Athletic Marketing and External Relations, Quinnipiac University

Ken Berger, Managing Director, Sports Marketing Japan

Susan Blackwood, Executive Director, San Antonio Sports Foundation

Karin Buchholz, Vice President, Community Relations & Field Marketing/Fan Development, New York Knicks

Don Catlin, M.D. and President ,
Anti-Doping Research, Inc.

Michael Cleary, Executive Director,
 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics

Donna de Varona, 
Broadcast journalist, sports commentator and Title IX advocate,
ABC/ESPN

Hugh Dugan,
 Senior Advisor to the U.S., Mission to the United Nations 
and Founder of the Truce Foundation of the USA

Ron Froehlich, President, 
International World Games Association

Kostas Georgiadis, Dean,
International Olympic Academy

Greg Harney,
 President,
 Global Sports Partners

George Killian,
 President, 
International University Sports Federation (FISU)

Ichiro Kono, M.D.,
Chairman and CEO, 
Tokyo 2016 Olympic Games Bid Committee

Peter Levin, 
President,
 Bellrock Media, Inc.

Hernando Madronero, 
Branch Vice President,
 General Casualty Insurance Co.

Bill Martin, 
Director of Athletics,
 University of Michigan

Edwin Moses,
 Chairman, 
Laureus World Sports Academy

Dale Neuburger,
 Director,
 TSE Consulting and Vice President of the International Aquatic Sports Federation (FINA)

Dave Ogrean,
 Executive Director,
 USA Hockey

Richard Palmer, 
Executive Vice President, 
British Olympic Association

Don Porter,
 President,
 International Softball Federation

Andrew Ryan,
 Director, 
Association of Summer Olympic International Federations

David Simon, 
President, 
Los Angeles Sports Council

Jim Small,
 Vice President and Managing Director, Asia
Major League Baseball

Rob Urbach,
 Executive Vice President, Octagon Worldwide

Wang Wei, 
Executive Vice President & Secretary General, Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad