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College of Business Administration

Business of Sports & Entertainment Speaker Series

The Business of Sports & Entertainment Speaker Series is organized by marketing professors Dr. Doug Walker and Dr. Janis Crow as part of the curriculum for their MKTG630: Sports Marketing and MKTG625: Entertainment Marketing classes, respectively. All students and the public are welcome to attend. All speaker events are held in the Business Building Lecture Hall (BB1088). All sessions will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the dates listed below. 

Fall 2019 Speaker Schedule

Tuesday, September 3 

360 Sports
Teddi Domann - Sports Rep and Chief Marketing Officer

Thursday, September 5 

Avocados from Mexico
Alvaro Luque - President and CEO

Thursday, September 12 

Sports in Kansas
Chet Kuplen - Founder and CEO

Thursday, October 10 

Learfield IMG College - K-State Sports Properties
Brett Foltz - Senior Manager, Business Development

Thursday, October 17

K-State Athletics
Gene Taylor - Athletic Director

Thursday, October 31 

Kansas City Chiefs
Kellen Begnoche - Director of Service & Activation
Anthony Matthies - Director of Suite Sales

Thursday, November 14 

Kansas City Sports Commission
Kathy Nelson - President and CEO

Dallas Cowboys
Ben Fallin - Senior Motion Graphics Designer
**Lecture will be held in Business Building 1070 at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 19

Kansas City Royals
Britt Gardner - Senior Account Executive
Anthony Meier - Manager of Digital & Social Media






Doug Walker, PhD
Associate Professor, Marketing

Janis Crow, PhD
Instructor, Marketing

Business of Sports & Entertainment Certificate


Spring 2019 Speakers

Fall 2018 Speakers

Spring 2018 Speakers