Our Bridge to the Sport Industry


Our MBA SEM Advisory Board volunteer members provide expertise and guidance to establish connections with local and national sport organizations, they also provide professional insight into business standards to ensure our curriculum is designed to meet the needs and challenges of the sport and related industries, they are also our executive ambassadors furthering the program mission and standing in our community.

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Sarita Carter

Vice President, Human Resources
Seattle Seahawks

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Frances Traisman

Senior Vice President, Sales
Seattle Mariners  

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Erin Vagley

SVP, HR & Administration
Seattle Sounders FC

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Dr. Natalie Welch

Assistant Professor / Faculty Athletics Representative / Consultant
Linfield University

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Kelli Rodriguez Currie

Director of Graduate Programs
Seattle University School of Law

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Shaney Fink

Director of Athletics
Seattle University Athletics

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Jordan Babineaux

Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Pivot to Win, Inc.

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Lisa M Bregman

Director of Campaigns
Opendorse

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Buffy Filippell

President
TeamWork Online LLC

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Santiago Gallo

Associate General Manager
OL Reign

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Mary Lee Gilliland

Director Key Partnerships, Opendorse
Lecturer, 
Albers School of Business and Economics.

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Ryan Gustafson

Senior Vice President
Ilitch Sports + Entertainment

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Mari Horita

VP, Community Engagement & Social Impact
Seattle Kraken

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Ann Jackson

Chief People and Culture Officer
Oak View Group

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Talisa Rhea

General Manager
Seattle Storm

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Thomas Ross

VP Finance & Strategy
Brooks Sports, Inc.

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Rosie Selle

VP Marketing
Climate Pledge Arena

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Tosh Semlacher

President
Outage, LLC

CONTACT

Maylon Hanold

Director

(206) 296-2231

hanoldm@seattleu.edu

Rose Kaser

Assistant Director of Operations

(206) 398-4610

kaserr@seattleu.edu

Kendrick Kronthal

Graduate Admissions Counselor

(206) 220-8010

kkronthal@seattleu.edu