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Sport Management: A Field of Opportunities

SNHU sport management faculty and alumni recently participated in a panel discussion on this exciting and competitive field. Watch the video to learn about the many career options in sports business, advice about breaking into the market and the real-world value of a sport management degree.

Meet Our Sports Administration Panelists

Stephanie Arpaia ‘10G

Stephanie Arpaia '10G earned her Master of Science in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University, with the goal of breaking into the sports industry. She is now a Director of Consulting at a sports marketing and representation agency.

Dr. Doug Blais ’84 ‘90MBA (moderator)

Dr. Doug Blais '84 '90MBA (moderator) has worked with some of the best sports organizations in the world including the Boston Celtics and reporting on the Olympics with NBC. A Sport Management professor, Blais is a two-time SNHU Excellence in Teaching Award winner and the former department chair.

Greg Gosselin ‘11G

Greg Gosselin '11G is the director of membership service and retention for the Washington Capitals. A career changer targeting the sports industry, he earned his Master of Science in Sport Management at Southern New Hampshire University.

John Guppy ‘90

John Guppy '90 is the founder of Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing, building his reputation over the past 25 years as one of the leading authorities on the business of soccer marketing in the U.S. He is the former President and CEO of Chicago Fire and Group Director at Octagon.

Dr. Mark Hecox ‘02DBA

Dr. Mark Hecox '02DBA is the former director of new business development, licensing and equipment at Reebok International. The department chair and a professor of Sport Management at Southern New Hampshire University, Hecox teaches a range of courses on both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Marc de Grandpre ’96 ’00MBA

Marc de Grandpre '96 '00MBA is one of the original North American marketing gurus behind a billion-dollar energy drink brand. Grandpre earned his BS in Sport Management and MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and is now the general manager of Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.