The MSU Denver Sport Management Advisory board provides insight for the SM academic curriculum and provides students with opportunities to network and advance their careers. The following Advisory Board members are accomplished experts in their fields and provide valuable insight that ensures the degree requirements are rigorous and appropriate for entry-level positions in the sport management field.

Kelsey Bannister Headshot

Kelsey Bannister

Vice President, Premium Sales & Service

Milwaukee Bucks

Dillon Barkman Headshot

Dillon Barkman

Assistant Director of Facilities

Gold Crown Foundation & MSU Denver SM Alumni

Dillon Barkman Bio
Dean Ekeren Headshot

Dean Ekeren, Ph.D.

National Events Director

USA Swimming

Dean Ekeren Bio
John Kietzmann Headshot

John Kietzmann

Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing & Promotions/External Relations

MSU Denver Athletics

John Kietzmann Bio
Matthew Payne (2)

Matthew Payne

Executive Director

Denver Sports Commission

Matthew Payne Bio
Brian Schneringer Headshot

Brian Schneringer

Manager - Guest Services

Colorado Rockies & MSU Denver Alumni

Brian Schneringer Bio
Maricela Shukie Headshot

Maricela Shukie

Vice President of Operations

Forward Progress Athletics Consulting

Maricela Shukie Bio
Alyssa Svalberg Headshot

Alyssa Svalberg

Assistant Director of Facilities

Gold Crown Foundation & MSU Denver SM Alumni

Alyssa Svalberg Bio
Pat Tetrick Headshot

Patrick Tetrick, CVP

Director of Guest Relations

Empower Field at Mile High / Denver Broncos

Bill Smith

Bill Smith

Director, Partnerships


AOstrovsky Headshot

Aaron Ostrovsky

Sr. Director, Group Sales

Colorado Avalanche l Kroenke Sports and Entertainment

Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences

Email: [email protected] l Phone: 303-615-1818

Main Office Location:
Physical Education Building/Event Center (PE) 217

Mailing Address:
PO Box 173362
Campus Box 25
Denver, CO 80202