6253_fullWith the 2015 Careers in Sport Symposium approaching (tomorrow, 9/26), the Department of Sport Management and Media wishes to announce our 2015 Award Recipients, which recognizes outstanding alumni, alumnae, and industry contacts.

Department of Sport Management and Media Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus/na Award (10+ years)

Sandra Brumer
• Sport Management, 1998
• Current Position: Chief Marketing Officer, Doctors to Doctors Sales Solutions
• Previous Positions: Executive Director, Tigris Sponsorship & Marketing; Manager of Client Services, The Bonham Group

Tessa Caffrey
• Sport Management, 2000
• Current Position: Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships Activation, Boston Celtics
• Previous Position: Director of Corporate Partnerships Activation, Boston Celtics

Michael Schaffer
• Sports Information and Communication, 2004
• Current Position: Vice President, Edelman Digital; Founder and Owner, The Fatherhood Guide; www.thebuzzbymikeschaffer.com
• Previous Position: Adjunct Professor, American University


Distinguished Young Alumnus/na Award (9 years and less)

Gregory Dietz
• Sport Studies, 2012
• Current Position: Director of Ticket Sales, Syracuse Chiefs

Andy Malnoske
• Sport Media, 2007
• Current Position: Sports Anchor/Reporter, WSTM-TV (NBC Affiliate)
• Previous Position: Sports Director, WENY-TV

Uzma Rawn
• Sport Management, 2006
• Current Position: Senior Director for Sponsorship Sales, Office of the Commissioner (MLB)
• Previous Positions: Vice President, Premier Partnerships; Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, Premier Partnerships; Coordinator of Team Marketing and Business Operations, NBA

Ian Rebhan
• Sport Media, 2012; M.S. Communications, 2013
• Current Position: Baseball Operations Assistant, Arizona Diamondbacks
• Previous Position: Baseball Operations Assistant, Washington Nationals (Syracuse Chiefs)

Melissa Reilly
• Sport Management, 2005
• Current Position: Associate Commissioner, East Coast Conference
• Previous Positions: Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Women’s Athletic Administrator, NYIT; Assistant Commissioner and Senior Women’s Athletic Administrator, East Coast Conference; Director of Media Relations, East Coast Conference; Marketing Coordinator, Dowling University


Alumnus/na Professional Service & Leadership Award

Jon Gregory
• Sport Management, 2010
• Current Position: Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations, Johns Hopkins University
• Previous Position: Athletic Facilities & Operations Assistant, Ithaca College

Tristan Lenhart
• Sport Media, 2006
• Current Position: Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships Activation, Boston Celtics
• Previous Positions: Manager of Corporate Partnerships Activation, Boston Celtics; Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships Activation, Boston Celtics

Daniel Ruzow
• Sport Management, 2009
• Current Position: Manager of Ticket Operations, New York City Football Club, LLC
• Previous Position: Ticket Sales Account Manager, Brooklyn Nets


Sport Industry Professional Service & Leadership Award

Ryan Lake
• Communications, 2005
• Current Position: Marketing and Sales, CemeCon, Inc.
• Previous Positions: Senior Manager of Public Relations, Watkins Glen International; Adjunct Professor, Ithaca College

Michael Schafer
• Current Position: The Jay R. Bloom Head Coach of Men’s Hockey, Cornell University


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