Shenandoah University to hold third annual Sport Management Forum

newspaper-headerThe Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Sport Management program, in conjunction with the Sport Business Club, will present the 2016 Sport Management Forum from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium, on the campus of Shenandoah University.
The forum, titled “Women in Sport: Breaking Down the Barriers and Stereotypes in a Male Dominated Field,” is free and open to the public, and will include a panel discussion as well as an audience Q&A session.
“For years, women have worked in the field of sports and have made significant contributions to the business, and we are now seeing more and more women joining this industry,” said Assistant Professor of Sport Management Joey Gawrysiak, Ph.D., who will serve as moderator for the panel. “These women all have unique experiences and influence over different areas of sport and sport business, and I am looking forward to hearing the insight they have for our students and for community members who attend the forum,” he added.
The expert panel of prominent women in the sport industry will discuss the challenges, hurdles, and issues they have encountered in their careers, and how these issues might be addressed and overcome. The panel includes:
  • Jacqueline Donaldson, client executive, Level 3 Communications
  • Kim Hohman, assistant athletic director, Towson University
  • Gina Daddario, Ph.D., professor of mass communications, Shenandoah University
  • Sue Murphy, president, New World Sports
  • Kelly Wolf, vice president, Octagon Sports & Entertainment Agency
The panelists have succeeded in different areas of sport, including but not limited to coaching, administration and athlete representation. From their diverse experiences, they will further the discussion about and provide insight into what it means to overcome barriers and stereotypes within the sport industry and ultimately achieve success as a woman in the field.
For more information about the forum, please contact Dr. Gawrysiak at