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

Alice Shing

Executive Vice President, League Operations & Chief of Staff

SlamBall League

Angeline Buenaventura

Creative Talent Development Manager


Ann Meyers Drysdale

Sports Broadcaster & Analyst

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer

Brian Fitzsimmons

Assistant General Manager, Sports

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


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


Gregg Winik

President, Content & Executive Producer

NBA Entertainment

Executive Producer of “The Last Dance”

Jay Harris

Journalist & Sportscaster


Jennifer Lau

Vice President, Action Sports


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

Social Media Influencer

Liliahn Majeed

Global Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer

Universal Music Group

Lionel Hollins

NBA Coach & Former Player

NBA Coach & Former Player

Melcolm Ruffin

Co-Founder & Chair

Sports & Entertainment Equity Network (SEEN)

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


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

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


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

Robbie Ellison


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 Workshop

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

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 Workshop

Lexie King

Chief Operating Officer, Management Plus Enterprises; IMPACT Learning Institute Co-Founder

Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) Workshop

Nygel Lewis

Chief of Staff, Management Plus Enterprises, Inc. & IMPACT Learning Institute Alum

Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) Workshop

Tim Park

Director, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Analytics, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Data Analytics Workshop

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

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Online Experience

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

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In Person Experience

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

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