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Success in Sport Panel

The Success in Sport Panel features program graduates and friends of the program who share their experience working in the sport industry. Each panelist provides a personal account of what it takes to be a successful professional in a Ted Talk format. The final portion of the panel is one-on-one time for students with the panelists and other alumni who attend.

Fall 2015 Panelists
Tyler Johnson – Tennessee Athletics, Business Operations
Tom Satkowiak – Tennessee Athletics, Media Relations
Drew Sims – VolShop
Katrina Phelps – Tennessee, Licensing
Drew Rutherford – Tailgate Tennessee

Spring 2016 Panelists
Mary Allen – Tennessee Athletics, Marketing
Jon Janis – Tennessee, Campus Recreation
Sara Mitchell – WVLT-TV
Tim Volk – Tennessee Smokies
Adam Wilgus – Tennessee Athletics, Development

Fall 2016 Panelists
Dave Feather – Knoxville Ice Bears
Rocky Kundert – Tennessee Athletics, Marketing
Katy Locke – Tennessee, Campus Recreation
Amanda Massey – Tennessee Athletics, Tennis
Heath Trentham – IMG/Vol Network

Fall 2017 Panelists
Scott Barron – Sacred Heart Cathedral School
Lucas Forstrom – Tennessee Golf Foundation
Jessica Leifheit – IMG/Vol Network
Jackie Parreco – UT Foundation

Fall 2018 Panelists
Sammie Charters – Tennessee Athletics, Sports Medicine
Kellen Hiser – Tennessee Athletics, Media Relations
Denise Jilka – Tennessee Athletics, Academic Counseling
Erin Simcox – Knoxville Sports Commission

Fall 2019 Panelists
Andrea Piercy – Tennessee Athletics, Development
Merce Poindexter – Tennessee Athletics, Academic Counseling
Kelsi Schaer – Tennessee Athletics, Academic Counseling

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Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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