THE WHARTON
SPORTS BUSINESS SUMMIT

Overview

Founded in 2017, the Wharton Sports Business Summit is spearheaded by the Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club (WUSBC) with the support of the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI).

This year’s event took place on October 21, 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. ET, at Jon M. Huntsman Hall and consisted of keynote presentations, a variety of panels with diverse speakers in the industry, and networking opportunities.

WSABI Data Competition

Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative is excited to announce that we are hosting our 1st data competition this spring. Students will have the opportunity to analyze a proprietary dataset and compete in front of industry experts for cash prizes. Follow us at @WhartonSABI for details about the competition and dataset in the coming months.

WSBS Continues Its Winning Streak

As part of the 2022 Wharton Sports Business Summit, students, journalists, and faculty alike gathered in the auditorium-style classrooms at The Wharton School’s Huntsman Hall to hear from prominent sports voices, including Philadelphia 76ers player Tobias Harris, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner, Marc Lasry, and a parade of esteemed alumni currently working in sports.

Speakers

Marc Lasry

Co-Owner, Milwaukee Bucks; Co-Founder and CEO, Avenue Capital Group

Tobias Harris

Professional Basketball Player, Philadelphia 76ers

Eric Babitz

Manager of Baseball Operations, Milwaukee Brewers

Kristin Connelly

VP of Global Branding, Activision Blizzard Esports

Dean Costalas

Director of Analytics, Philadelphia Union

Allison Doran

Corporate Development Manager, Playfly Sports

Sabrina Hannam

CEO and Chairman, Boardswell

Amanda Herald

Vice President Marketing Strategy, NFL

Ishveen Jolly

CEO + Founder, OpenSponsorship

Ani Kilambi

Assistant GM, Philadelphia Phillies

Noah Klayman

Business Development Manager, DraftKings, Inc.

Fan-Hal Koung

Assistant GM, Philadelphia 76ers

Seth Ladetsky

SVP of Client Partnerships and Head of Digital Sales, Turner Sports

Yadir Lakehal

Data Scientist, Stats Perform

Bruce Lefkowitz

Founder and Principal, Six Pack Media, LLC

Kelly Lewis

VP, TurnkeyZRG

Matt MacDonald

Assistant General Manager, Long Island Nets

Carson Miller

Managing Consultant, IBM Sports & Entertainment

Will Misselbrook

Chief Creative/Content Officer, Washington Commanders

Nikhil Oza

Director, Baseball Analytics, Big League Advantage

Ella Papanek

Quant Sports Trader, SIG

Lauren Reiss

Strategic Partner Manager, Meta

Sandra Richards

Managing Director of Sports & Entertainment, Morgan Stanley

Kelly Schrader

Associate Manager – Global Strategy and Innovation, NBA

Ben Sosenko

Chief of Communications, Overtime

Halle Wilf

Partner, WISE Ventures

Susan Williamson

SVP of Business Operations, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor!

Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment: A division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management dedicated to serving the unique and sophisticated needs of professional athletes and entertainers.

Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club

The Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club (WUSBC) aims to educate students on the world of sports business, build awareness of career & internship opportunities in the industry, and help students to reach those positions. On one of the most competitive campuses in the nation, we strive to be the inclusive and welcoming club, offering a great sense of community.