ABOUT THE LASEC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PDP)

The Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission’s Professional Development Program focuses on preparing dedicated students for a successful career in the sports and entertainment industries. Students gain a competitive advantage as they develop the critical communication skills needed to get hired and thrive in these highly competitive industries. The program also includes direct access to a network of sports and entertainment leaders during interactive discussions at their offices and hands-on event experience. LASEC has a proud history of developing students for careers at world-renowned sports and entertainment companies nationwide.

Past Sports Industry Speakers Include:

  • Lindsay Amstutz SVP/General Manager, FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket, FOX Sports San Diego
  • Micaela Asercion Associate Manager, Strategic Partnerships, FOX Sports University
  • Sean BellPartner Services Coordinator, IMG
  • Otto Benedict SVP & GM, Facilities, Los Angeles Football Club
  • Alina Beruff Executive Director of the LAFC Foundation, Los Angeles Football Club
  • Kimberly Borza Manager Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Fox Sports
  • Brooklyn Boyars Senior Director, Game Presentation & Events, Los Angeles Kings & AEG Sports
  • Erik BravermanSenior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Broadcasting, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Steve Brener President, Brener Zwikel & Associates, Inc.
  • Heather Brooks Karatz EVP & General Counsel, Los Angeles Football Club
  • Amanda Brown Assistant Programing Director, ESPNLA
  • Adam Burke Chief Administrative & Financial Officer, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
  • Ryan Cavinder Marketing Manager, Conqur Endurance
  • Jon Chapper Assistant Director, Public Relations, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Oscar Delgado Director of Partnership and Development, LA84 Foundation
  • Armen Dembekjian Senior Director of Operations, STAPLES Center
  • Christina DePippo Director of Sales, AEG
  • Jalesia Duran Marketing and Promotions, ESPN
  • Rochelle Farnum Marketing Manager, LA28
  • Sei Furutani Manager, Social Media, RSN Marketing, Fox Sports
  • Chaitali Gala Director, Grants & Strategic Partnerships at Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
  • Emily GreenwoodContent Coordinator, Studio Production, FOX Sports
  • Rachel Grushkin Director, Marketing, FOX Sports
  • John Harper Chief Operating Officer, LA28
  • Ryan Hayden Agent, UTA
  • Dwayne Jones Director, Strategic Events & Protocol, LA28
  • Mark Kates Account Executive, ESPNLA
  • Will Kuntz Assistant GM, Los Angeles Football Club
  • Cristina Lucas Project Manager, Sustainability & Legacy, LA28
  • Natalie Matsumoto Senior Director, Marketing, STAPLES Center
  • Scott McCarthy Vice President / General Manager, ESPNLA
  • Tim McNeff Assistant GM, Facilities, Los Angeles Football Club
  • Matt Mesa Manager, Social Media, Digital and Print Content, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Claire MillerManager, Fan Development, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Lagen Nash Vice President, Global Solutions, Fox Networks Group
  • Brian Nelson Vice President & General Counsel, LA28
  • Brandon Newman Segment Producer, FOX Sports
  • Jenny Oh Senior Director Partnership Administration and Services, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Jennifer Pransky Coordinating Producer, Features, FOX Sports
  • Carsten Preisz Vice President, Brand Strategy, Marketing & PR, Conqur Endurance
  • Korrine Pro Coordinator of Events & Social Media, CMPR
  • Taylor Reid Account Director, Deutsch
  • Tiffany Rockman Manager, Special Events, LA28
  • Laura Roenick Director of Training and Development, UTA
  • Tracey Russell Chief Executive Officer, Conqur Endurance
  • Luca Servodio Communications Manager, LA28
  • Matt Schuman Director, Sales, STAPLES Center
  • David Sherman Presser, Digital Marketing Manager, FOX Sports
  • Alissa Siegel Office Manager, ESPN
  • Ashley Sinclair Special Events Planner, STAPLES Center
  • Allen Sliwa Account Executive, ESPN
  • Haley Stevens Sales & Marketing Assistant, ESPNLA
  • Molly Stires Manager, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Fox Sports
  • Rodrigo Soares Global Sports – Urban Planner, Buildings + Places, LA28
  • Corine Taylor Community Coordinator, LA28
  • Joslyn Treece Community Manager, LA28
  • Cara Vanderhook Sr. Director of Communications, AEG
  • Allen Vo Sustainability Coordinator, LA28
  • Colin Wachsner Director, Premium Seat Sales, Live Nation
  • Shelley Wagner Director, Advertising and Promotions, LA Dodgers
  • Steve Webster President, CMPR
  • Brynn Wheeler Manager, Events & Social Media, CMPR
  • Sheri Wish Vice President, Business Development, Conqur Endurance
  • Dan Zampillo Producer, ESPN
  • Alyssa Zeleznik Account Executive, Home Team Sports, Fox Sports

Applications for the summer Professional Development Program are available from March 1 – 31, annually.
Please email Allison Citelli at acitelli@lasec.us for more information or to apply.