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


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

Angeline Buenaventura

Creative Talent Development Manager


Ann Meyers Drysdale

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee

Sports Broadcaster & Analyst; VP, Phoenix Mercury & Suns

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

Emilio Collins

Partner & Chief Business Officer

Excel Sports Management

Fabiola Torres


Energy Portfolio, PepsiCo

Gregg Winik


Content & Executive Producer, NBA

Jay Harris

Journalist & Sportscaster


Jerry Colangelo

Managing Director

USA Basketball; Former Owner of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Arizona Diamondbacks

Kat Stickler

Social Media Influencer

Liliahn Majeed

Global Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer

Universal Music Group

Lionel Hollins

NBA Coach & Former Player

Patrick Schwarzenegger


Actor (Moxie, Daniel Isn’t Real, Midnight Sun)

Rick Welts

Former NBA Team President

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer

Scott O'Neil

Best-Selling Author

‘Be Where Your Feet Are’; Former CEO, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, New Jersey Devils & Philadelphia 76ers

Uzma Rawn

SVP & 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

WME Sports

Andy Bernstein

Hall of Fame Sports Photographer; Co-Founder & Podcast Host

Legends of Sport

“Coach Dar” Darleen Santore

Mental Conditioning, Leadership & Life Coach Consultant

Phoenix Suns; Occupational Therapist; Author; Speaker

Jaime LaBelle


Human Resources, Los Angeles Lakers

Joe Branch

Head of On-Court Basketball Strategy & Business Development

WME; Former Assistant GM, Minnesota Timberwolves

Lou DePaoli

Managing Director, Executive Search & Team Consulting

General Sports Worldwide; Former EVP & CRO, New York Mets

Michelle McComas

Executive Director

Entertainment & Events, Chicago Bulls

Robbie Ellison


Latham & Watkins

Scott Messick

Emmy Award winning Executive Producer/Showrunner

Consulting Producer & Content Creator; Owner, Mess Media

Tamala Lewis

Senior Director

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

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.

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 Discussion

Abbey Meitin

VP, Digital Marketing & Analytics

Bell Bank – Data Analytics

Amanda Luftman


Boren, Osher & Luftman, LLP – Contracts 101 Workshop

Evan Flagg

Senior Director

Membership & Group Sales, Los Angeles Kings – Ticket Sales & Team Revenue

Jayne Strand

Senior Market Development Associate

Gatorade – Understanding Your Leadership Style

Are You Ready to Learn from an Incredible Roster of Pros?

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DATES: Summer 2024
PRICE: $4,195 (Payment plans available!)
LOCATION: Virtual Learning Experience

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DATES: Summer 2024
PRICE: $5,995 (Payment plans available!)
LOCATION: UCLA Anderson School of Management

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