sunday, October 19th

4:00-6:00 PM    Registration at the Peabody

6:00PM    Meet in Peabody lobby, walk to FedEx Forum

6:00-7:00 PM    Fed Ex Forum Tour

7:00 PM    Opening Dinner in the Grand Lobby @ Fed Ex Forum - Sponsored by University of Memphis & Nike

Welcome & Opening Remarks 
Tom Bowen, Director of Athletics, University of Memphis
Brad Martin, Retired Chairman & CEO, Saks Incorporated - Former Interim President, University of Memphis

 

Monday, OCTOBER 20TH

7:00-7:55 AM    Breakfast
        Hernando DeSoto Room

8:00-9:00 AM    Current Issues in College Athletics

        Tommy McClelland, Director of Athletics, Louisiana Tech University

        Bernadette McGlade, Commissioner, Atlantic 10 Conference 

        Billy Walker, Director of Athletics, American University

        Kevin Weiberg, Former Commissioner, Big 12 Conference

            Moderator: Chad Weiberg, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Kansas State 

9:00-10:00 AM    Building and Leading a Winning Coaching Staff 

        Joe Karlgaard, Director of Athletics, Rice University

        Chris Kingston, Director of Athletics, Bowling Green University

        Terry Mohajir, Director of Athletics, Arkansas State University

        Billy Walker, Director of Athletics, American University 

        Chris Wallace, General Manager, Memphis Grizzlies

            Moderator: Danielle Josetti, Associate Athletic Director, Marquette University

10:00-10:15 AM    Break

10:15-11:00 am    Lessons from the AD’s Office

        Ross Bjork, Director of Athletics, University of Mississippi

        Joe Castiglione, V.P. & Director of Athletics, University of Oklahoma

            Moderator: Mark Massari, Deputy Athletic Director, Oregon State University

11:00-12:00 PM    An Interview with our Host

        Tom Bowen, Director of Athletics, University of Memphis 

            Interviewer: Jane Kleinberger, Founder, Paciolan

12:00-1:00 PM    Lunch   Sponsored by ARMS Software  Hernando DeSoto Room

1:00-2:30 PM    CALS Breakout Sessions presented by WinAD
    
Attendees can find their breakout rooms on the back of their nametag
    and will participate in two of the following:

WinAD Leadership Clinic: Best Practices in Vendor Contract Design and Structure
Winning the Interview: Tips on Preparation and Execution
Lessons from the AD’s Chair

        1:00-1:40 PM    Breakout Session #1

        1:40-1:45 PM    Transition

        1:45-2:25 PM    Breakout Session #2

2:25-2:45 PM    Break

2:45-3:45 PM    Leading a 21st Century Athletics Department

        Tom Bowen, Director of Athletics, University of Memphis

        Blake James, Director of Athletics, University of Miami

        Eric Sexton, Director of Athletics, Wichita State University

            Moderator: Terry Tumey, Director of Athletics, University of California, Davis

3:45-4:45 PM    Creating, Implementing and Executing a Strategic Plan

        Peter Fields, Director of Athletics, Montana State University 

        Brian Mackin, Director of Athletics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

         Tom Wistrcill, Director of Athletics, University of Akron  

        Danny White, Director of Athletics, The State University of New York at Buffalo

            Moderator: Nick Salis, Associate Athletic Director, University of Tulsa

4:45-5:30 PM    Executive Leadership: The Crossroads of Business and Sport

        Greg Brown, CEO, Learfield Sports

        Mike Glenn, Executive Vice President, FedEx

            Moderator: Jeff Mitchell, Associate Athletic Director, Santa Clara University

5:30-7:00 PM    Reception Sponsored by SportSource Analytics
        Peabody Skyway & Rooftop

 

Tuesday, October 21st

7:00-7:55 AM    Breakfast
        Hernando DeSoto Room

8:00-9:00 AM    The New Age of Collegiate Athletic Facility Development

        Kyle Adams, Southeast Region Manager, Daktronics

        Charlie Cobb, Director of Athletics, Georgia State University

        Joe Costanzo, CTO, Signal Share

        Jon Niemuth, Director, AECOM Sports-Americas 

            Panel Lead by: Chris Nations, President, Nations Wright

9:00-10:00 AM    Put a Ring on It: Engagement- Fans, Donors, Recruits

        Heather Lyke, Vice President & Director of Athletics, Eastern Michigan Univ.

        Jason Potter, Director, Promotions & Event Presentation, Memphis Grizzlies

        Scott Stricklin, Director of Athletics, Mississippi State University

            Panel Lead by: John Roberson, CEO, Advent

10:00-10:15 AM    Break

10:15-11:15 AM    Growing the Pie: Generating Revenue to meet Rising Costs 

        Mario Moccia, Director of Athletics, Southern Illinois University

        Bernie Mullin, Chairman & CEO, The Aspire Group

        Derek Shewmon, Director Team Partnerships, OneUp Sports

        Wil Spiers, Executive Vice President, LRG

            Moderator: Fred Smith, Associate Athletic Director, Northwestern Univ.

11:15-12:00 PM    Navigating the Career Path

        Karlton Creech, Director of Athletics, University of Maine, 

        Mark Harlan, Director of Athletics, University of South Florida

        Nate Pine, Director of Athletics, College of Holy Cross

            Moderator: China Jude, Assistant VP & Director of Athletics, Queens College

Symposium Closes