Thank you to everyone who attended this year's symposium and helped make it a success! Check back often to get updates on our next event . . . tentatively coming in Fall 2015.

This unique event features top executives and athletes from the leading sports management companies and major professional leagues including the NFL and the NBA discussing the best route to getting a job in the rapidly expanding and highly competitive sports industry. Open to high school and college students, and working professionals the symposium is a must for anyone who has ever wanted to work in sports. 

Date:  July 12, 2014

Time:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:  Soda Center, Saint Mary's College campus

Registration Fee: *$40.00 per person

*Includes networking lunch & opportunities for internships!

Speakers Include:

  • Brenton Sullivan, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, FieldLevel

    Brenton Sullivan is the CEO of FieldLevel. He oversees FieldLevel's overall strategic vision and product roadmap. He works closely with the engineering team to lead product innovation. Named to the Los Angeles Business Journal's "Twenty in Their 20's," Brenton previously worked at the University of Southern California for the varsity baseball team as the Director of Operations. Prior to working at USC, Brenton was a production assistant at Fox Sports, building highlights for both "The Final Score" and "Fox NFL Sunday." Brenton received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business with a core concentration in entrepreneurial studies. FieldLevel's business plan was awarded the 2007's Best Business Plan honor from the Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Brenton is a passionate basketball fan and plays in a number of competitive adult leagues in Los Angeles.

  • Kai Sato, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, FieldLevel

    Kai is responsible for the business execution of FieldLevel. He oversees all outward-facing facets of the company, primarily business development, sales, and marketing. Named to the Los Angeles Business Journal's "Twenty in Their 20's," Kai is also a regular columnist for the Huffington Post and Entrepeneur Media, where he writes about entrepreneurship, sports, technology, and mentorship. Prior to FieldLevel, Kai worked in leasing, asset management, marketing, acquisitions, accounting, and property management for various real estate companies, most recently, the Macerich Company. In addition to FieldLevel, he serves as an advisor to Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can Foundation, on the Cate School Technology Advisory Board, and coaches youth lacrosse. He enjoys golfing, watching sports, traveling, and eating great food with great people. He completed his undergraduate studies as a Presidential scholar at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and School of Cinematic Arts.

  • Andy Dallin, Co-founder, ADC Partners

    In 2002, Andy co-founded ADC Partners, an agency providing strategic marketing solutions for the unique challenges faced by both new and established businesses. ADC clients include the American Automobile Association, Amtrak, Blue Shield of California, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Memphis Grizzlies and several universities including U.C. Berkeley, San Diego State and U.C. Davis. Prior to launching ADC, Andy worked at two Bay Area based agencies (MGO Marketing Group and The Wilkinson Group) helping corporate clients and properties address the unique challenges of the sponsorship, sports, entertainment and leisure-lifestyle industry. During this time he worked with various clients including Pacific Bell, Fresno State University, Clorox, Marine World Africa U.S.A. and the California Milk Advisory Board. On behalf of Fresno State University, he was part of a team that helped create the record setting collegiate naming rights partnership for the new on-campus venue, the SaveMart Center. He also helped launch the Pete Newell Challenge, a unique collegiate basketball event which has featured Duke, Kansas, Stanford, Cal, North Carolina, and Indiana among its line-up of teams. In only its second year of existence, the Newell set a California state attendance record (19,267) for college basketball. Andy started his career selling for the Golden State Warriors and credits that experience as the foundation for his professional development. He held several positions at the Warriors and ultimately was responsible for all sales and marketing efforts.

  • Stephen Eriksen, Founder, Bay Area Sports Management

    Born and raised in Vallejo California, Stephen has over 15 years experience in the Sports and Entertainment Industry. Having served mid-management roles on the Professional Team Level, he has also worked directly with Professional Athletes on Development projects raining from Foundation Development to Business and Post Career projects. In 2008, he founded Bay Area Sports Management which focuses on supporting Professional Athletes playing in, residing, or originally from the greater San Francisco Bay Area region. A husband and father of two, he enjoys reading, field trips with his daughter’s Kindergarten class, and picking up Adonal Foyle’s dry cleaning.

  • Robert Rowell, Former President, Golden State Warriors

    Robert Rowell served as the team president for the Golden State Warriors from 2003 through 2011. Prior to that Rowell worked in various capacities as part of the Warriors front office staff including assistant controller, financial controller, and chief operating officer. In 2001 he was awarded Street & Smith's Sports Business Journals Forty Under 40 Award - which honors the top 40 executives in professional sports under the age of 40.

  • Brian Atlas, President, Street Skate League

    In 2008, Atlas created the Street League business plan for founder, Rob Dyrdek and became the League’s first official employee; maintaining direct involvement in all aspects of operations since its launch. Prior to becoming GM, Atlas was the Director of Business Development for the tour, leading the business modeling and strategy of the series during its start-up phase. He was promoted to president in November 2013.

  • Rudy Thomas, President, The BluePRINT

    Rudolph Cline-Thomas is a Washington DC native of Sierra Leone descent and has enjoyed a successful career within the sports management industry. After a successful basketball career at Good Counsel High School in Silver Spring, MD, he went on to attend Providence College in Rhode Island, where he received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Finance and Management as a Martin Luther King Scholar. In 1998, Rudy joined the Consumer Products Group of the NBA, managing the accounts of Licensees, creating value for athletes, while advising the league on new trends. It was there that Rudy built key relationships with top league officials, sponsors and licensees, while learning league and team operations. After the NBA, Rudy worked for the athlete representation arm of the renowned law firm of Williams & Connolly. He built strategic branding and long term career planning that helped guide the careers of Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, Chamique Holdsclaw, Andre Miller, Ray Allen, and others. Rudy's understanding and knowledge of each athlete, specific trends, career and financial goals have helped his clients succeed. In 2006, Rudy started the business management firm, The BluePRINT, to address the common financial pitfalls that even the savviest athletes make during their careers. The BluePRINT assists athletes in balancing the demands and responsibilities of playing at an elite level, while managing personal and business affairs in the complex world of today's professional athletics. Rudy resides in Philadelphia, P.A.

  • Terrell Jones, Founder & CEO, T Jones Group, LLC

    Terrell Jones, the founder and CEO of the T Jones Group, LLC has been involved in professional sports as a coach and consultant for over 16 years. In December 2006 Terrell was hired as a sports consultant for the law firm Matheny, Sears, Linkert, & Jaime LLP, in the firm’s sports agency department. During his time at Matheny, Sears, Linkert, & Jamie, Terrell was responsible for signing six NFL players and one NFL assistant coach as clients. Previous to his stint at Matheny, Sears, Linkert, & Jamie, Terrell was the Director of Strength and Conditioning for San Jose State University athletics. Under his tutelage 5 athletic teams qualified for the postseason during the 2006 collegiate athletic seasons in their respective sports, including a New Mexico Bowl victory by the Spartans football team, the team’s first bowl appearance and win in 16 years. Terrell joined the Spartans after spending eight NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In March of 2005 he joined the Buccaneers coaching staff as the assistant strength and conditioning coordinator, the same year the Buccaneers were the NFC South Divisional Champions. The native of Duluth, Minnesota, is a 1998 graduate of San Jose State University who majored in Kinesiology with a concentration in movement science. He has many areas of expertise including general and specific training, cardiovascular conditioning, plyometerics and speed development. He also has a degree in Industrial Security he completed while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Terrell is currently the Director of Business Development for Secret Golf and the marketing consultant for Phenoh. He also consults for FanKave and Social Mobile Sports, and is a member of the Board of Advisors for GAGA Sports and Entertainment, and Brand Cap Advisors.

  • Scott Savor, Founder, Secrets in Sports

    Scott Savor, B.S., is the Founder of Secrets in Sports, LLC. Savor has distinguished himself as a professional educator, trainer, coach, consultant, motivator, student, author, and a change agent for success and high thinking. Savor reigns from the small town of Deerwood, near Brainerd, Minnesota. His education consisted of two years at Central Lakes Community College in Brainerd prior to attending Moorhead State University for his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and later he received a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Sports Psychology. While a graduate student at Tennessee, he was the strength coach for all sports. Prior to founding Secrets in Sports, LLC, Savor served as the Head Strength/Conditioning Coach at University of Detroit Mercy (2002-2006) where he became the youngest Head Strength/Conditioning Coach at the division one level in the country. Before that, he was a member of the Strength/Conditioning Staff for the Minnesota Vikings (2000-2002), and the Head Strength/Conditioning Coach at Shakopee High School in Shakopee, Minnesota (2001-2002). Savor has extensive experience with injury rehabilitation, mental/physical conditioning, nutritional guidance, weight management, and has also positively influenced the development of many successful high school, college and professional athletes. In addition, Savor has given numerous presentations and is a professional consultant on such topics as; healthy lifestyles, nutritional guidance, peak performance training, motivation, leadership and time management.

  • Adonal Foyle, Former NBA Star, Golden State Warriors

    Adonal Foyle is a retired veteran NBA player, who was the eighth overall NBA draft pick in 1997. He played a total of 13 NBA seasons, the first ten with the Golden State Warriors and last three with the Orlando Magic. Upon his retirement from playing professional basketball, Adonal served for 2 NBA seasons with the Orlando Magic as their Director of Player Development. Adonal currently operates two consulting practices – Foyle Consulting and Foyle Sports Performance. He is also the Founder & President of Kerosene Lamp Foundation and Democracy Matters. Read more:

  • Ronny Turiaf, NBA Center, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Ronny Turiaf was born on January 13, 1983 in Fort de France to parents Georges Louis Turiaf and Aline Cesar. Ronny is the oldest of four with three younger sisters, Elodie, Florence and Rachelle. In 1998, when he was 15 years old, he left his home on Martinique for Paris, France where he attended the INSEP (National Institute of Physical Education), a school that combines rigorous secondary education with elite level athletic training. In 1999 he made the French Under 18 National Team, and a year later helped lead the team to the European title along with future NBA stars Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Mickael Pietrus. In 2001, Ronny left France and headed to the United States where he attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He went on to play four years of basketball and graduated with a degree in Sports Management and Communication. During his collegiate career, Ronny was named First Team All-West Coast Conference, and in his senior year, he was named the WCC Player of the Year. During the 2005 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Ronny with the 37th overall pick, signing him to a two year, $1 million contract. But after a physical exam found an enlarged aortic root in his heart, a potential life-threatening condition, Ronny’s contract was voided. On July 26, 2005, Ronny underwent a successful six-hour open-heart surgery at Stanford Medical Center. His expected recovery time was between six months to a year. However, on January 17, 2006, less than six months after his surgery, he resigned with the Los Angeles Lakers and made his NBA debut on February 8, 2006. Ronny has continued to have a long lasting and successful NBA career, playing for some of the most reputable franchises in the history of the game. Although Ronny has achieved a great measure of success on the court, his NBA exploits pale in comparison to his achievements off the court. Notably, in August of 2009, inspired by his own experience, Ronny started the Heart to Heart Foundation to spread heart health awareness and education to underprivileged children and families. The Foundation seeks to provide community classrooms with defibrillators and educational materials on the importance of heart health awareness as well as providing funding for early detection tests. As illustrated, Ronny’s passions continue to exist both on and off the court, as he remains committed to utilizing his NBA career to make an impact in his community and beyond.

  • Lynne Longmire, President, Global Business Development and Corporate Sponsorships at Alpha 8 Sports and Entertainment

    Lynne brings 29 years of marketing and sales experience. She owned and operated her own sporting goods store which was focused on team sales from 1985 thru 1995 servicing 96 teams in the Bay Area including the Walnut Creek Aqua Nut Gold Medal Olympic team. In 1995 Lynne transitioned into professional sports by becoming the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Oakland Football Marketing, and the NFL Oakland Raiders. She secured a 19 million dollar deal for the naming rights to the Oakland Coliseum. After a 3 year tenure with the Raiders Lynne was offered a position with NxNetworks as the Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing working with AT&T, PacBell, Alcatel, Lucent, and Ascend Communications. After her success in the global market Lynne went into venture capital raising money for start-up companies in the Silicon Valley, and directed her interest in the areas of sports and entertainment, high tech and medical, as well as, received her real estate license and began to evaluate real estate development opportunities. In 2006 she became the Director, New Partnership Ventures with the Golden State Warriors. In June 2012 Lynne became the Director of Business Development at Redbox tickets. She was responsible for developing partnerships for ticket allocations with promoters, venue owners, sports franchises, and ticket inventory owners. Lynne opened her own sports marketing and entertainment company, Alpha 8 Sports Marketing & Entertainment in 2013. Alpha 8 is a multi-platform marketing firm that offers a host of services that are diverse and wide range with a focus on; distribution strategies, sponsorships, naming rights, social media promotions, digital campaigns, hospitality and corporate responsibilities. Currently, Alpha 8 has secured partnerships with Professional Teams, Colleges, Minor League Teams, Live Entertainment, and Global Venues. Lynne attended St Mary’s College where she studied Business. As a SMC Alum Lynne is still very active at the college, and works with the athletic department with sponsorship opportunities. Lynne’s two oldest daughters are also graduates of St Mary’s College, 2002 and 2004. Her youngest daughter received a full ride athletic scholarship at the University of San Diego, a WCC school.

  • Jerica Williams, Owner & Founder, JACE

    Jerica Williams, Owner and Founder of JACE, is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after Publicists in the Sports & Entertainment industry. Known for her basketball background, Jerica broke onto the entertainment scene after her collegiate career was complete. She has built a stellar reputation for helping clients build their brand and execute their vision as her clients. As a standout basketball player at Mount Miguel High School, she would take her talents to UCLA on a basketball scholarship before transferring to San Diego State where she would finish her basketball career and graduate with a degree in Women’s Studies (Minor in sociology) class of 2012. Being introduced to the entertainment world after college, Jerica gained direct experience working with Hip Hop Artists, DJ’s, radio personnel, clothing lines, talk shows and more. By attending events where she would help, intern, and volunteer for production and contribute behind the scenes, she was exposed to the world of Public Relations. Over the years and countless events later, Jerica has over 7 years of Public Relations, Event Planning, and Press & Media experience under her belt. In 2011, Jerica gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Taking motherhood head on, Jerica decided to pursue her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Although becoming a Publicist was never something she directly dreamt of becoming, it wasn’t until a potential client coined her as “Publicist” that she realized she had found her niche. “I was doing everything a publicist does, but didn’t have a title for it. After someone gave me a title, I owned it, and ran with it.” With a solid foundation, support, countless references, and endless drive, Jerica decided to turn her reputation into a brand. JACE was built not only to embody the world of Sports & Entertainment through Public Relations, but to bridge gaps for a common good. Jerica Williams represents caring for people, their dreams, and ultimate success – that is JACE.

  • Jay Fragus, Founder, Represent, LLC

    Jay J. Fragus is a sports and entertainment attorney and NFL Agent based in Los Angeles, California. Jay is the President of Represent LLC, a company that represents both individuals and companies in the entertainment and sports world. Most recently, Jay worked at a boutique, entertainment law firm in Beverly Hills representing a variety of entertainment clients, which included writers, actors and producers in connection with motion picture, television and new media projects. He previously worked in an entertainment practice group of a full service AmLaw 100 firm in Century City, focusing on transactional work that included drafting the foundational documents for a U.S.-based professional rugby sports league and also worked with various Olympic Committees, including the Japanese Olympic Committee in their bid to receive the rights to host the 2020 Summer Games. Most recently, in 2013 he became a certified NFL Agent through the National Football League Players Association and is currently in talks to become an adjunct professor and teach a Negotiations class at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. While at Loyola Law School, he was the Chief Justice of the Scott Moot Court Justice Program and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the entire program. He was also the Senior Articles Editor on the Entertainment Law Review and was heavily involved in the Entertainment and Sports Law Society as Vice President, where he was responsible for controlling the sports division, which included organizing the 2011 Sports Law Symposium at Loyola and bringing various sports speakers from the Greater Los Angeles area to campus. Originally from the Bay Area, Jay graduated from Loyola Law School (J.D.) in 2011 and the University of California, Berkeley (B.A.) in 2007.

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