Sport Management Hall of Fame
Carol Bonner – (Bachelor’s 2006)
Bio: Carol has over 16 years of athletic administration experience under her belt. After completing her master’s degree from Robert Morris University, Carol landed a full-time job there as the Assistant Director of Compliance, then as the Athletic Certification Specialist. In May of 2014, Carol became the Associate Registrar of Athletic Certification at Texas Tech University. She has held this position for over 8 years. Carol was a member of the inaugural SPMT Alumni Advisory Board
Trisha Burgan (Bachelor’s 1999, Master’s 2002)
Bio: Trisha Burgan is the Vice President for Licensed Sports Group at G&G Outfitter and has been for the past four years. She has experience as a sales manager, director of partnerships, and client development. She has been in the sport industry for many years, including the WNBA and University of Akron. She has made many notable contributions to SRU and has supported SPMT through multiple donations and hiring SPMT alums.
Brian DeAngelis – (Bachelor’s - 2012)
Bio: Brian is currently the President and General Manager of the Winston-Salem Dash minor league baseball team and has held this position for a year and two months. Brian’s sports career has primarily revolved around baseball. Prior to this major career accomplishment, Brian worked his way up from Sales Intern to Senior Account Executive at Ripken Baseball, Senior Sales Director for State College Spikes Baseball, and Senior Vice President of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Brian has supported SPMT
through hiring multiple interns and practicum students.
Jodi Hummert – Bachelor’s – 1999, Master’s – 2001)
Bio: Jodi Hummert is the Director of Operations at the UPMC Events Center at RMU – Oak View Facilities Group. Her previous experience includes 11+ years as the Event Manager at Official ASM Global and has strong skills in event planning, marketing, and public speaking. Jodi has supervised multiple interns and practicum students, has spoken at SMA multiple times, and assisted with many SPMT recruiting events.
Tim Jarocki – (Master’s – 2002)
Bio: Tim Jarocki is currently the Director of Team Operations at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has previously worked with the Tampa Sports Authority, the Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has contributed to the sport industry with jobs such as game day marketing and experience and stadium operations. He has spoken to SPMT students and regularly provides practicum and internship
experiences for SPMT students.
Carrie Michaels – (Master’s 2001)
Bio: Carrie is currently the Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator at Shippensburg University. In 2023 she was named Chair of the NCAA Division II Management Council. She was named NCAA Division II Administrator of the Year in 2018 by Women Leaders in College Sports. She also serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics Equity at Ship. Prior to her current position with Shippensburg, Carrie was the Assistant Athletic Director for Slippery Rock University, and the Commissioner of the Atlantic Women’s Colleges Conference.
Erica Nelson – (Master’s 1999)
Bio: Erica currently holds the title of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at United States Tennis Association in Texas. She started as a Graduate Assistant with the women’s basketball team at SRU, then moved into an internship with the Women’s Sports Foundation. She became a sport manager for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and then became the Coordinator of Community and Player Programs for the NBA. Her work with college athletics began in 2010 where she spent 7 years as the
Director of Life Skills and Community Outreach for the University of South Carolina, the as the Director of Student-Athlete Development at the University of Arkansas until 2021. Erica has served as a mentor for many female, Black, and minority students in SPMT, and in 2022 established the SPMT Robertha Abney Scholarship with a generous donation.
Montelle Sanders – (Master’s – 2006)
Bio: Montelle Sanders is the current Director of Player Engagement at the Las Vegas Raiders. He has previously worked with the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland State University. Sanders has been contributing to the sport industry for 15+ years and is continuing to grow. Over the past 4 years he has served as the Director of Player Engagement with the Raiders. Montelle currently sits on the NFL Steering Committee for player engagement. He has organized rookie symposiums at both
the Jets and Raiders, both in person and virtually. Montelle has assisted several SPMT students find positions, and has remained engaged by speaking at multiple SPMT events.