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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, and the final portion of the panel is one-on-one time for students with the panelists and other alumni who attend.

YearPanelistsOrganization
Fall 2015Tyler Johnson
Katrina Phelps
Drew Rutherford
Tom Satkowiak
Drew Sims
Tennessee Athletics, Business Operations
University of Tennessee, Licensing
Tailgate Tennessee
Tennessee Athletics, Media Relations
VolShop
Spring 2016Mary Allen
Jon Janis
Sara Mitchell
Tim Volk
Adam Wilgus
Tennessee Athletics, Marketing
Tennessee, Campus Recreation
WVLT-TV
Tennessee Smokies
Tennessee Athletics, Development
Fall 2016Dave Feather
Rocky Kundert
Katy Locke
Amanda Massey
Heath Trentham
Knoxville Ice Bears
Tennessee Athletics, Marketing
University of Tennessee, Campus Recreation
Tennessee Athletics, Tennis
IMG/Vol Network
Fall 2017Scott Barron
Lucas Forstrom
Jessica Leifheit
Jackie Wise
Sacred Heart Cathedral School
Tennessee Golf Foundation
IMG/Vol Network
University of Tennessee Foundation
Fall 2018
Sammie Charters
Kellen Hiser
Denise Jilka
Erin Simcox
Tennessee Athletics, Sports Medicine
Tennessee Athletics, Media Relations
Tennessee Athletics, Academic Services
Visit Knoxville Sports Commission
Fall 2019Andrea Piercy
Merce Poindexter
Kelsi Schaer
Tennessee Athletics, Development
Tennessee Athletics, Academic Services
Tennessee Athletics, Academic Services

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1914 Andy Holt Ave., Room 354
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
partners@utk.edu

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