ABOUT THE LASEC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PDP)

LASEC’s Professional Development Program is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate program and takes place each summer. In addition to the professional development training each person receives, students help promote major events occurring in Los Angeles like NBA All-Star, Breeders’ Cup, the U.S. Amateur and others.

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.