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The 17th annual Partners in Sports Fall Conference welcomed more than 170 guests Oct. 22 to the Wolf-Kaplan Center at Neyland Stadium. The theme of the day from the speakers was relationship building, persistence, and details can differentiate you the competitive job market.

Sue Buckley – Founder and President, Club VIBES
Che Mock – Founding Partner, ESQ Agency (Links to an external site.
Kendall Rainey – Athletic Director, University of Virginia – Wise
Brenda Staton – Marketing Assets & Activation Manager, Coca-Cola

Che, Kendall, and Brenda are all graduates of our master’s program.

Each speaker discussed their past experiences that led them to where they are today in their careers. The notion of relationship building was foremost a part of the message. Each speaker also discussed the notion of being persistent in career pursuits, and all stressed the importance of paying attention to details. No matter how small the task do it to the best of your ability, and people will notice.

The conference welcomed guests from Johnson University, Lincoln Memorial University, and Tusculum University.

Partners in Sports
Creating opportunities for tomorrow’s sports leaders

University of Tennessee Sport Management
1914 Andy Holt Ave., Room 354
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.