Testimonials

This program provided a great opportunity for learning in-depth about sports management and its allied fields. From the expert instructors and from the outstanding guest speakers, I learned so much about the diversity and multidimensional world of sports management.

Limin Liu

Student, CEO of High Mountain Education Associates LLC (HMEA), Silver Medal Winner at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Limin Liu is the CEO of High Mountain Education Associates LLC (HMEA), which facilitates medical, educational and sports business between the U.S. and China. As part of her portfolio, Liu developed Nevada's international office in Beijing, accompanied the lieutenant governor's delegations to China and significantly enhanced Nevada-China trade. Before coming to Nevada, Liu competed in the Olympics several times and won a silver medal for the butterfly in 1996. While at the University, she won three Division I, NCAA Individual National Championships, breaking NCAA time records. She was also the first Nevada athlete to win in any sport in the NCAA. Liu was inducted into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

Kevin Snow

Kevin Snow was born in Northern California and moved to Reno only one month before starting high school. He became a two sport athlete in high school, lettering in baseball and football and was also voted to the All-League team in both sports. Snow finished his undergraduate degree in Heath Science with a minor in Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. He continued to stay involved in sports after graduation, coaching both baseball and football at the high school level. He completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at Sierra Nevada University and now earning the Executive Certificate in Sports Management in hopes of using his background in athletics to break into a career in the sports industry.

Our students engage in a dynamic project-based certificate program and earn an important credential for their resume and, if they want to continue, they have already earned 9 hours towards an executive MBA program from a highly competitive business school. It’s brilliant!

Sandy Hatfield Clubb

President of the PICTOR Group, Former Athletic Director, Drake University

Meet our Executive Board

Marc Badain
President, Las Vegas Raiders

Sandy Barbour
Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Penn State University

Bo Bernhard
Vice President of Economic Development, UNLV

Kerry Bubolz
COO and President, Vegas Golden Knights

Tim Cass
General Manager, United States Tennis Association

Katie Cavender
Assistant Director of Communications, College Football Playoff

Carrie Cecil
Founder and President, Anachel Communications, Inc.

Chris Cox
Owner, Amplitude Training

Rick Dixon
Director of Athletics, Tulsa University

Jerry and Roxie Enneking
Donors

Eric Edelstein
President, Reno Aces

Sean Fraizer
Directory of Athletics, Northern Illinois University

Charles Harris
CEO, Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor's Authority

Sandy Hatfield Club
President, the PICTOR Group

Steve Hill
CEO and President, Las Vegan Convention & Visitor's Authority

Chuck Johnson
General Manager and Vice President of Sales, Las Vegas Aviators

Dixie May
Donor

Christine Monjer
Vice President of Business Operations, Las Vegas Aces

Donnie Nelson
Assistant Director, Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association

Patti Phillips
CEO, Women Leaders in College Sports

Marcel Reece
Senior Advisor, Las Vegas Raiders

Carolyn Schlie-Femovich
Vice President, The Pictor Group

Mary Beth Sewald
CEO and President, Vegas Chamber of Commerce

John T. (Jack) Shannon
President, Christian Brothers University

Jerry Smith
Donor

Ann Silver
CEO and President, Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce

Pamela Sloan
of Student Athletics and Activities, Clark County School District

Rollins Stallworth
CSA Coordinator, Washoe County School District Department of Activities & Athletics

Sarah Wilhelmi
Senior Director, Collegiate Partnerships, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

Josh White
Vice President of Investor Relations, Metonic Real Estate Solutions and Founder of Lightbox Coaching and Consulting

Vick Wowo
Head of Sports and Live X Industry Strategy, Microsoft