41 min

Episode 22 - Kelly Mehrtens Invisible Women In Sport

    • Sports

Kelly Mehrtens, at the time of her interview was the Managing Director of The Trust (NFLPA – NFL Players Association). Since that time, she has been promoted to the Executive Director of The Trust. Mehrtens is a former senior level athletic administrator at several NCAA Division I, Power 5 conference institutions. She discuss the transition from the Power 5 environment to The Trust, which provides support and resources to NFL players transitioning out of football. Mehrtens gives us a lot of insight on how The Trust is using its resources to assist and support NFL players through racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mehrtens takes us back to her early years of discovering sports before she settles on track and field. “It takes a village,” is more than just family and close friends assisting in her growth and success. For Mehrtens, it is also the guidance, the mentorships, and the bridge builders who paved the path for her success. Mehrtens also shares some very sound advise for young women who have started or considering a career in athletics.
Hosted by Tolulope Omokore, graduate student, University of Central Florida, DeVos Sports Business Management Program
Produced by Garnett L. Overby III, Institute For Sport & Social Justice
“See Us Now – Invisible Women In Sport”

Kelly Mehrtens, at the time of her interview was the Managing Director of The Trust (NFLPA – NFL Players Association). Since that time, she has been promoted to the Executive Director of The Trust. Mehrtens is a former senior level athletic administrator at several NCAA Division I, Power 5 conference institutions. She discuss the transition from the Power 5 environment to The Trust, which provides support and resources to NFL players transitioning out of football. Mehrtens gives us a lot of insight on how The Trust is using its resources to assist and support NFL players through racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mehrtens takes us back to her early years of discovering sports before she settles on track and field. “It takes a village,” is more than just family and close friends assisting in her growth and success. For Mehrtens, it is also the guidance, the mentorships, and the bridge builders who paved the path for her success. Mehrtens also shares some very sound advise for young women who have started or considering a career in athletics.
Hosted by Tolulope Omokore, graduate student, University of Central Florida, DeVos Sports Business Management Program
Produced by Garnett L. Overby III, Institute For Sport & Social Justice
“See Us Now – Invisible Women In Sport”

41 min

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