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
  • Sean Bell Partner Services Coordinator, IMG
  • Kimberly Borza Manager, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Fox Sports
  • Brooklyn Boyars Senior Director, Game Presentation & Events, Los Angeles Kings & AEG Sports
  • Steve Brener President, Brener Zwikel & Associates, Inc.
  • Amanda Brown Assistant Programing Director, ESPNLA
  • Adam BurkeChief Administrative & Financial Officer, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
  • Ryan Cavinder Marketing Manager, Conqur Endurance
  • 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
  • Sei Furutani Manager, Social Media, RSN Marketing, Fox Sports
  • Ryan Hayden Agent, UTA
  • Mark Kates Account Executive, ESPNLA
  • Natalie Matsumoto Senior Director, Marketing, STAPLES Center
  • Scott McCarthy Vice President / General Manager, ESPNLA
  • Matt Mesa Manager, Social Media, Digital and Print Content, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Claire Miller Manager, Fan Development, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Lagen Nash Vice President, Global Solutions, Fox Networks Group
  • 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
  • Laura Roenick Director of Training and Development, UTA
  • Tracey Russell Chief Executive Officer, Conqur Endurance
  • 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 Exectutive, ESPN
  • Haley Stevens Sales & Marketing Assistant, ESPNLA
  • Molly Stires Manager, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships , Fox Sports
  • Cara Vanderhook Sr. Director of Communications, AEG
  • 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.