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SEME 2020 Announces First 40 Speakers for April 3-4

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 20, 2020) –  The 17th Annual Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME 2018) – the premier national sports career and networking conference –  is set for April 3-4, 2020, in Washington, D.C. and has kicked off Early Bird Discount Registration online at  

The SEME will feature over 75+ executives and experts from over 40+ organizations in 15+ different sports career fields, including top decision  makers from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR, College Sports, Action Sports, Minor Leagues, the Olympics and other public and private organizations.  Highlighting Day 2 includes the impactful Breakfast with Buffy immersion with Buffy Filippell of TeamWork Online, the nationals leading and trusted sports job placement resource.    

We will see a unique Sports-A-Palooza this year. SEME Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a live professional sports weekend with home games for the World Series Champion Nationals (MLB), Wizards (NBA), Capitals (NHL) and DC United (MLS) all playing between April 2-5, in Washington, D.C.  Tickets are available for purchase for SEME attendees below:

First 40+ Speaker Set for SEME 2020:

Joe Briggs – NFL Players Association  (NFLPA)

Brian Burke – ESPN

Buffy Filippell– Teamwork Online

John Ourand – Sports Business Journal 

Jimmy Lynn – Kiswe Mobile

Jen Gallagher – U.S. Olympic Committee

Abe Frank – NCAA

Alyssa Romano – Octagon

Tim Money – Fanatics

Jacque Showvron – Dick’s Sporting Goods

Brooke Beyer – NASCAR

Arinze Emeagwali – Gatorade

Grant Hastings – Monumental Sports Network (MSN)

Danielle Krachie – New York City FC (MLS)

John Fitzpatrick –  NFL Players Association (NFLPA)

Britton S. Miller – Fortress 

Brian Josephs – Sportradar US

Adam Kilonsky – New England Revolution (MLS)

Amanda Zimmer – NBC Sports Washington

LaRhonda Burley – NFL Players Association (NFLPA)

Letty Booth – MLS Players Association

Ryan Murphy – U.S. Sports Diplomacy

Chris Hudgins – Team Services LLC 

Meredith Geisler – Tandem Sports + Entertainment 

Scott Lewis – Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

Dan Kaufman – SportTechie

Alex Kerman – Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)

Chris Weiner – Washington Nationals (MLB)

Bram Weinstein – ESPN Radio 

Greg Kershaw –  Washington Wizards  (NBA)

Ashley Forrester –  Events DC

Marc Goldman – The Marine Coprs Marathon

Steve Beck – Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Megan Rosburg – Under Armour

Connor Gregoire – SeatGeek

Scott Horner – Octagon

Joe Schoenbauer – Director, U.S. Operations, James Grant Sports

Brett Sullivan – NBC Sports Regional Networks

Rod Nenner – Washinigton Redskins (NFL) 

Darien Johnson – Everfi

Tony Korson – KOA Sports

Matt Sincaglia – RedPeg Marketing

Shawn McBride –  Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Keenan Harrell – Baltimore Ravens (NFL)

Previous SEME Keynote Speakers:   

Kevin Plank (Under Armour), Mark Waller (National Football League – NFL), Phil de Picciotto (Octagon), James Brown (CBS Sports), Tim Brosnan (Major League Baseball – MLB), Tobias Sherman (WME/IMG), Ross Greenberg (HBO Sports), Mark Abbott (MLS), Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports & Entertainment),  Sunil Gulati (U.S. Soccer), Christine Brennan (USA Today), Matt Mirchin (Under Armour), Honey Thialijeh (FIFA), John Brenkus (ESPN Sport Science), Geoff Bough, FanDuel), David Albrutyn (IMG), Seth Winter (NBC Sports Group), Donald Dell (Lagardere/ProServ), Tom Buesse (USA Today Sports Media Group),  Dan Rossomondo (NBA), Burke Magnus (ESPN), Josh Centor (NCAA), Ryan Kuehl (Under Armour), Tom George (Octagon), Charlie Casserly (NFL/CBS Sports), Larry Miller (Nike), Larry Jones (Fox Sports), Jimmy Lynn (AOL Sports),Dan Kaufman (SportTechie), Dave Morgan (Yahoo! Sports), Ed Foster-Simeon (U.S. Soccer Foundation), Buffy Filippell (Teamwork Online),  ( IMG/WME) and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).  

 “We are at critical juncture in the sports industry today – with the convergence of digital media platforms and a global audience   – and we feel the role and scope of SEME has never been more valuable for new professionals looking to break into the sports industry,” says Matt Winkler, SEME Executive Director.   “SEME has been fortunate over the years to have such an inspiring commitment from our hundreds of executives and sports industry professionals from all over the country who take time to serve as speakers and panelists each year.” This innovative and interactive experience for college students and recent graduates builds upon an exceptional track record formed over the past thirteen years with a cast of over 400+ keynotes, panelists and speakers from its previous three locations – SEME East (D.C.), SEME Central (Chicago/Northwestern) and SEME West (Los Angeles/ U.S.C.) – which SEME now has combined the reach of those three exceptional conferences into one.

Supported by a staff of all student volunteers, SEME offers attendees a special opportunity to gain the insight, strategy, and contacts necessary to break into this ultra-competitive industry.  Continuing the setting of unique access to those seeking careers in the sports industry, SEME’s two-day event brings career seekers and advanced students together with the leaders in the sports industry. Participation in this unique industry experience allows attendees to gain first-hand knowledge and real-world career insight, interact with global leaders in the sports and event fields, participate in one-on-one interviews and explore internship and job opportunities. Key features of the event include the Networking Reception, the Career Workshop and Job/Internship Fair, all of which provide answers to the ultimate career and job question: “What Makes Me Marketable?”