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Alana Gattinger, Operations Manager At Rugby Canada Became First Female Rugby Manager At World Cup

Anthony Clark | October 30, 2019
Alana Gattinger is the Operations Manager for the Men's National 15s Team at Rugby Canada. In fact, when it was announced that she'd be the Operations Manager just in time for the Rugby World Cup, tons of press came out! Why? Because Alana Gattinger was making history! She became the...
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The Youngest Woman Ever Certified As An NBA Agent, Colby Schinto, Chats With Us

Hayley Michie | October 14, 2019
Well... this is a first for us. We've never had an agent featured on our SPort MAnagement (SPMA) Hub! So, when I first reached out to one after seeing her amazing stuff, I was hoping she'd agree. I couldn't be more pleased that she, Colby Schinto, agreed to chat. Colby...
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Utah Jazz VP Of Marketing & Fan Development Elaina Pappas Shares Player’s Championship Vision

Mat Israelson | October 11, 2019
Elaina Pappas is the Vice President of Marketing & Fan Development with the Utah Jazz. We began following her work since she was named one of Utah Business’ 20 in Their 20s for her outstanding work with the Jazz in the 2017 playoffs. Her calm, poignant and confident demeanor caught...
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For Angel McGee, Working For Kansas City Royals & 2020 Super Bowl Winning Chiefs Goes Beyond The Field

Dekota Kirby | October 7, 2019
Angel McGee is the Manager of Communications and Outreach of the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy for the Kansas City Royals. In the fall/winter, Angel McGee is the Field Coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. When one season ends, the next begins for Angel. My favourite thing about talking...
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Andrea Johnson Toggles Between Student President & Coaching Association of Canada

Naeem Ahmed | October 4, 2019
Andrea Johnson is Project Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion at the Coaching Association of Canada. At the same time, she's completing her Master's degree and heading up the uOttawa Sport Business Club (uOSBC). With the biggest part of the club happening tonight, I thought it'd be timely to release this...
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IIHF Referee Katie Guay Poised To Become First Female NHL On-Ice Referee

Anthony Clark | October 3, 2019
Katie Guay is an International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) referee and leads the USA Hockey Foundation as Director of Philanthropy. Her life is all about hockey and has been that way for a long time. Katie Guay's hockey journey started at age 6. Her siblings played the game so she...

Emily Jaenson, GM of MiLB’s Reno Aces Brings Creativity, Innovation & Experience to Nevada Baseball Team

David Minor | August 7, 2019
Emily Jaenson is the General Manager (GM) of the Reno Aces. It was announced just over a year ago and caught widespread attention from the media. A common theme in the headlines was that Emily Jaenson had just become the highest-ranking female executive in Minor League Baseball (MiLB). At the...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Brittney Pagniello, Account Manager Of Sales At MLSE

SPMA | July 30, 2019
Brittney Pagniello is an Account Manager of Sales at MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership). She'll also at this evening's Summer Social, in charge of capturing it all on camera. In Brittney's own words, she's by no means a photographer but will look pretty convincing with her DSLR camera....
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GroundbreakHER Story: Marlee Shinoff, Account Executive Of Membership At MLSE

SPMA | July 28, 2019
Marlee Shinoff is an Account Executive of Membership at MLSE. She's also one of several MLSE employees who help make GroundbreakHERs come to life. Time is ticking! The Summer Social is just a couple of sleeps away. So, it's only right that we chat with the remaining few individuals who...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Nico Serratore, Account Manager for Premium LIVE Events and Concerts at MLSE

Haley Morey | July 26, 2019
Nico Serratore is an Account Manager for Premium LIVE Events and Concerts at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). Just like fellow MLSE employees Genadyne Charr, Nicole Sefarty, Danielle Henry, Ainsley Northam, and others, Nico Serratore is a co-founder of GroundbreakHERs. In fact, it was Danielle Henry and Nico Serratore...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Ainsley Northam, Account Executive In Sales At MLSE

SPMA | July 26, 2019
Ainsley Northam is an Account Executive in Sales at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). Just like fellow MLSE employees Genadyne Charr, Nicole Sefarty, Danielle Henry, and others, Ainsley Northam is a co-founder of GroundbreakHERs. In case this is the first GroundbreakHER Story you've seen from SPMA, here's the low...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Nicole Serfaty, Account Manager Of Premium Service For MLSE

SPMA | July 25, 2019
Nicole Serfaty is an Account Manager of Premium Service at MLSE. Just like fellow MLSE employee Genadyne Charr, Nicole is a co-founder for GroundbreakHERs. Actually, she's playing a large role in planning, organizing and executing the upcoming Summer Social in particular. In fact, she's leading it! [showmodule id="277368"] What's more,...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Genadyne Charr, Sales Account Executive For MLSE

Dekota Kirby | July 24, 2019
Genadyne Charr is a Sales Account Executive for MLSE. First and foremost, she is my friend and former basketball teammate. We played college basketball together during the 2016-17 season. Genadyne is one of a kind. She was one of the most inspirational, well-spoken, hard-working, supportive, and positive teammates I had...
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GroundbreakHER Story: Melissa Robinson, Account Executive, Experience & Event Sales at MLSE

SPMA | July 23, 2019
Melissa Robinson is an Account Executive, Experience & Event Sales at MLSE. She's also one of several MLSE employees who help make GroundbreakHERs come to life. Time is ticking! The Summer Social is TONIGHT! So, it's only right that we chat with the lone GroundbreakHERs co-founder we haven't featured yet;...

Nao Okumura Is Studying Sport Leadership In The UK To Help Less Fortunate With Homeless Rugby

SPMA | July 17, 2019
Nao Okumura first came to our attention when emerging data analyst Sonia Ścibor, said his understanding of rugby culture is on another level. When we asked Nao why Sonia would bring him up, he answered, "Probably because I'm only Japanese guy on campus! And I'm always talking about rugby culture...

WNBA in Toronto? Here’s Why Bid Group Leaders Daniel Escott and Max Abrahams Say It Will Work

Haley Morey | July 10, 2019
There's been a lot of buzz in sports media lately about the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) possibly coming to Toronto, Canada. The buzz is worthy. That's because Daniel Escott and Max Abrahams say they'll be delivering a bid to bring a team to Toronto to WNBA head offices very...

Sports Media Business for Women: Roslyn McLarty “Side-Hustled” & Co-Founded The GIST

Haley Morey | June 21, 2019
Along with two friends, Roslyn McLarty "side-hustled" for the better part of a year to make their premonition of starting a women-focused sports media platform come to life. And oh my! Have they ever made that happen. Their sports media business, designed mainly for a female audience as well as...

Morgan Campbell’s Sports Prism: The Intersection of Sport and Society

Mat Israelson | April 19, 2019
Sport fans are addicted to sports. There is little else in the world that influences people to wear a group’s or organization’s logo on their clothing or to tattoo it to their skin like a sports team does. It is that influence on society that sports journalist Morgan Campbell attempts...

Women’s Hockey: Why the Pro Canadian League is Folding

SPMA | March 31, 2019
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) announced its end today. Most professional female hockey players played in the CWHL when not vying for a spot on their national team. Canada's Pro Women's Hockey League It was considered a women’s version of the NHL. They had six franchises: the Boston Blades,...

Dear John: Every Team Needs a Fan like Kimmy Moisa

Mat Israelson | March 13, 2019
Anticipating the return of John Tavares to the Island as a Toronto Maple Leaf, Channel 12 News, Long Island television station, had a mission. Their mission: to create a video portraying the feelings of six Islander fans willing to share their feelings. So looking into the camera, participants were asked...
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