Meet the Pros

IMPACT provides access to an unparalleled roster of high-level executives and industry leaders as speakers, mentors, and instructors. Our students learn about a variety of fields within Sports, Entertainment & Media and gain invaluable insight from the diverse career paths of our pros, all in an interactive, fireside chat setting that promotes personal connection and networking opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are just some of the 165+ pros that have participated in IMPACT.


Our world-class speakers join us in an interactive, fireside chat setting to share their career journeys and areas of expertise. Our students gain industry insight and invaluable networking opportunities as they learn from the best in their fields.

Aldis Hodge

Actor – Black Adam | One Night in Miami | Straight Outta Compton | The Invisible Man | Hidden Figures

Alice Shing

Executive Vice President, League Operations & Chief of Staff, SlamBall League

Angeline Buenaventura

Creative Talent Development Manager, Netflix

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Executive, Broadcaster, Analyst & Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer

Brian Fitzsimmons

Director, Licensing & Business Development, Barstool Sports

Cay Young

Vice President, Head of Revenue, Washington Spirit

Clark Gregg

Actor / Director / Writer – Best known for playing Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. & has appeared in 80+ films & TV shows

Dan Reed

Chief Operating Officer, Reality Labs & Vice President, Global Media & Business Equity, Meta

Dedan Brozino

President, Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation | Chief Development Officer, Member of Executive Leadership Team, Rose Bowl Stadium

Emilio Collins

Partner & Chief Business Officer, Excel Sports Management

Fabiola Torres

Senior Vice President, General Manager & Chief Marketing Officer, Energy Portfolio, PepsiCo

Gregg Winik

President, Content & Executive Producer, NBA Entertainment | Executive Producer of “The Last Dance”

Jay Harris

Journalist & Sportscaster, ESPN SportsCenter

Jennifer Lau

Vice President, Action Sports, IMG

Jerry Colangelo

Retired Managing Director, USA Basketball | Former Owner of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Arizona Diamondbacks

Jose Moreno

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, USA Pickleball

Kat Stickler

Social Media Influencer

Liliahn Majeed

Global Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer, Universal Music Group

Lionel Hollins

NBA Coach & Former Player

Melcolm Ruffin

Co-Founder & Chair, Sports & Entertainment Equity Network (SEEN) | The SpringHill Company, CAA

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Entrepreneur & Actor – Gen V | The Terminal List | The Staircase

Rick Welts

Retired NBA Team President & Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer

Russell Silvers

Chief Operating Officer, AEG Global Partnerships

Scott O'Neil

Chief Executive Officer, Merlin Entertainments | Former CEO, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, New Jersey Devils & Philadelphia 76ers

Tom Glick

President, Business, Chelsea Football Club

Uzma Rawn

Senior Vice President & Group Director, Global Corporate Partnerships, MLB

Executive Mentors

Our students work on tailored 3-week projects with executive mentors in the fields they aspire to work in. These mentors give real-world insight and guidance as they lead the students through their projects and help them hone their skills during the program and beyond.

Andrew Thomas

Basketball Marketing Agent, William Morris Endeavor (WME) Sports

Andy Bernstein

Co-Founder & Podcast Host, Legends of Sport | Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Sports Photographer

Arash Markazi

Founder & CEO, The Sporting Tribune | On Air Talent & Journalist – WWE, ESPN, LA Times

“Coach Dar” Darleen Santore

Mental Conditioning, Leadership & Life Coach Consultant, Phoenix Suns

Dr. Carrie Hastings

Team Sports Psychologist, Los Angeles Rams & Angel City Football Club

Eric Newman

Executive Producer, SHOWTIME Basketball | Co-Founder & Principal, UNTOUCHABLE CREATIVE

Jaime LaBelle

Director, Human Resources, Los Angeles Lakers

Jennifer Pope

Senior Vice President, Community & Hockey Development, Los Angeles Kings

Jennifer van Dijk

Chief Executive Officer, SUPERELASTIC | Former Executive – Wasserman, NBA, Los Angeles Clippers, IMG

Joe Branch

Head of On-Court Basketball Strategy & Business Development, William Morris Endeavor (WME) | Former Assistant General Manager, Minnesota Timberwolves

Libby Bush

Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships Department, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Lou DePaoli

President, Executive Search & Team Consulting, General Sports Worldwide | Former Executive – New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Hawks, NBA

Melanie Wallner

Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations, The Drone Racing League

Michelle McComas

Executive Director, Entertainment & Events, Chicago Bulls

Ned Colletti

Former General Manager & Dodgers TV Baseball Analyst, Los Angeles Dodgers

Noël Mirhadi

Senior Director, Theater Alliance, Oak View Group | Former Music Agent, United Talent Agency

Robbie Ellison

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Scott Messick

Emmy Award Winning Executive Producer/Showrunner, Consulting Producer & Content Creator, Mess Media

Tamala Lewis

Senior Director, Community Affairs & Foundation, AEG’s Dignity Health Sports Park

Tanesha Wade

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Chicago Bears

Workshops & Discussion Topics

We work with industry specialists to lead workshops and exercises that provide valuable training and teach tangible skills that accelerate the development of our students and help them stand out as young professionals.

Amanda Luftman

Attorney, Boren, Osher & Luftman, LLP | Contracts 101

Ben Cary

Chief Operating Officer, Omniverse Group; Co-Founder, South Bay Records | The Business of the Music Industry

Dr. Kristen Willeumier

Neuroscientist & Author (Biohack Your Brain) | Mental Health & Wellness

Evan Flagg

Senior Director, Membership & Group Sales, Los Angeles Kings | Ticket Sales & Team Revenue

Jayne Strand

West Region Senior Lead, Gatorade G Force, PepsiCo | Understanding Your Leadership Style

Lexie King

Chief Operating Officer, Management Plus Enterprises; IMPACT Learning Institute Co-Founder | Name, Image & Likeness (NIL)

Nygel Lewis

Talent Manager, Management Plus Enterprises, Inc. & IMPACT Learning Institute Alum | Name, Image & Likeness (NIL)

Tim Park

Director, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Analytics, Chipotle Mexican Grill | Sports & Entertainment Data Analytics

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DATES: June 24 - July 19, 2024
PRICE: $4,195 (Payment plans available!)
LOCATION: Virtual Learning Experience

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DATES: June 24 - July 19, 2024
PRICE: $5,995 (Payment plans available!)
LOCATION: UCLA Anderson School of Management

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