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Sports Marketing Speaker Series

The Sports Marketing Speaker Series is organized by marketing professor Doug Walker as part of the curriculum for his MKTG630: Sports Marketing class, however, all students are welcome to attend. All speaker events are held in the Business Building Lecture Hall (BB1088), 11:30am-12:45pm. 

Spring 2018 Schedule

Tuesday, February 6, K-State Athletics

Joni Smoller - Associate Athletic Director, Fan Experience & Sales

Adam Prough - Director of Sales and Analytics 

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Tuesday, February 20, New Orleans Pelicans/New Orleans Saints

Ben Fallin - Senior Motion Graphics Manager 

Tuesday, February 27, Kansas City Royals 

Brad Zollars - Senior Director of Advertising and Marketing

Britt Gardner - Senior Account Executive, Group Sales and Season Tickets

Thursday, March 1, Kansas City Chiefs

Kellen Begnoche - Director of Service and Activation 

Anthony Matthies - Director of Suite Sales 

Tuesday, March 13, Kansas City T-Bones 

Morgan Kolenda - Director of Promotions and Public Relations 

Tuesday, March 27, Kansas City Sports Commission

Kathy Nelson - President and CEO 

Tuesday, April 3, Sporting Kansas City 

Gerald Holland - Vice President of Marketing 

Thursday, April 12, Esports Panel 

Matt Thompson - President, Kansas Wesleyan University | Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Collegiate Esports 

Kevin McCarty - Director of Digital Media, K-State Athletics 

Cody Baldwin - Former President, K-State Esports 

Sam Smith - President, K-State Esports

Layne Shirley - Esports Manager, National Associate of Collegiate Esports 

Thursday, April 19, USA Triathlon

Chuck Menke, Chief Marketing Officer 

Thursday, April 26, K-State Athletics

Gene Taylor - Athletic Director 

Tuesday, May 1, Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment 

Kristin Johnson - Account Executive, Group Events



Doug Walker, Associate Professor of Marketing