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Hosted by: Charles Campisi
Doug Holtzman - Vice President Business Development - Sportsdigita
Episode 43 of The Guys in the Cheap Seats with Charles Campisi features Sportsdigita Vice President of Business Development Doug Holtzman. In his current role, Doug is tasked with expanding the reach of the SportsDigita product across the sport business landscape. In this episode, he’ll share stories of the company’s growth and where he envisions its future.
In addition to his work with Sportsdigita, Doug has worked for ONtrac Sports and Entertainment, Media Brokers International, Learfield IMG College, the Houston Rockets, Tampa Bay Rays, New Orleans Saints, Rockford Lightning, and CAA. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a Master’s from Northern Illinois University.
Michele Powell - Vice President for Programming and Development - Haslam Sports Group
Episode 42 of The Guys in the Cheap Seats with Charles Campisi features Michele Powell, the Vice President for Programming & Development at the Haslam Sports Group, which includes the Columbus Crew and Cleveland Browns.
Michele oversees the development plans and ideas to bring in and execute new and exciting events to the Haslam Sports Group venues which include Historic Crew Stadium, Lower.com Field, and First Energy Stadium.
Prior to joining the Haslam Sports Group in April 2021, Michele was the Sr. VP & General Manager of Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. working with the Capitals, Georgetown University, Mystics, Wizards and all other arena events. She also spent time with Feld Entertainment and the Washington Wizards, prior to the creation of Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
Michele was also a four-year letter-winner in Track and Field at the University of Oregon, where she earned her degree in Sports Marketing.
Jessica Reo - Executive Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator - Temple University
Episode 41 of The Guys in the Cheap Seats with Charles Campisi features Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator at Temple University Jessica Reo. In her current role, Jessica plays a key role in the overall operations with a focus on student athlete services, compliance, special projects, and strategic plans.
In addition to her work with the Owls, Jessica has worked at Clemson University, the University of Miami, the University of Central Florida, and Florida International University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, Master’s degree from the University of Central Florida, and has begin her Ph.D. at FSU.
*Dane Chester - Assistant Director, Video - Miami Dolphins
Episode 40 of The Guys in the Cheap Seats with Charles Campisi features Miami Dolphins Assistant Director of Video Dan Chester. In his current role, Dane combines his love for video and sport by providing coaches and players everything they need from a practice and game video standpoint to help them perform at the highest level.
In addition to his work with the Dolphins, Dane has worked with the Cleveland Gladiators, Ohio State University, Cleveland Browns, DV Sport, and University of Illinois, and also earned his Bachelors degree from Baldwin Wallace University.
*Jason Elias - Associate Athletic Director - IMG Academy
Episode 39 of The Guys in the Cheap Seats with Charles Campisi features IMG Academy Associate Athletic Director Jason Elias. In his current role, Jason helps run the day-to-day of the world’s most competitive high school athletic department.
In addition to his role as the Associate Athletic Director at the IMG Academy, Jason has a served as the Baseball Operations Coordinator, Head JV Coach, Head Baseball Coach and Player Development Lead, Baseball Student-Athlete Advisor, and a Sales Outreach Manager and been with IMG since August 2007 and is a Baldwin Wallace University Alum – Go Jackets!
*Cole Horan - Account Executive, Group Sales - Tennessee Titans
Episode 38 of The Guys in the Cheap Seats with Charles Campisi features Tennessee Titans Group Sales Account Executive Cole Horan. In his current role, Cole works with groups and individuals interested in attending a Titans game to elevate their game day experience.
In addition to his work with the Titans, Cole has worked for the Miami Heat and Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment/New Jersey Devils, interned for the Washington Wild Things and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, worked Super Bowl XLVIII, XLIV, L, and LI and the 2017 CFP National Championship Game, and earned his degree in Sport Management from Baldwin Wallace University.
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Cool podcast focused on sport management professionals and their careers and career paths