Pizza with the Pros

  • Pizza with the Pros receives strong student support for 12 straight weeks during the fall and spring semesters
  • Students hear from a variety of guest speakers including former ESPN.com Deputy Editor, Michael Huang who took over the Managing Sports Editor position for the Philadelphia Inquirer
  • NBC Sports Philadelphia anchor Amy Fadool is welcomed by Neil Hartman and Edelman CCCA Dean, Sandy Tweedie
  • Students take advantage of one-on-one interactions with guest speakers afterwards, like - Marc Zuoff, former longtime voice of the Philadelphia 76ers
  • The casual environment is the perfect setting for behind-the-scenes stories and valuable career advice from guests like Zack Hill, Senior Director of Communications for the Philadelphia Flyers

Pizza with the Pros

Pizza with the Pros

Pizza with the Pros is an outstanding networking opportunity for Rowan students. Industry professionals discuss their profession and career path weekly during the fall and spring semesters. Students engage with the professionals during a question and answer period and one-on-one interaction. 

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SPRING 2022

  • Feb. 7      Kate Scott  - TV Broadcaster, Philadelphia 76ers

  • Feb. 14    Cindy Webster - Sports Marketing, PR & Event Planning Professional

  • Feb. 21    Jordan Strauss - Broadcast Producer, Philadelphia Union

  • Feb. 28    Barrett Brooks - College & Pro Football Analyst, ESPN & NBC 

  • March 7   Philadelphia Phillies Night - Gregg Murphy, Broadcaster & Sean Rainey, Dir. Video Production & Dee Kelchner ‘14, Video Production Coordinator

  • March 21  Martin Brown - President & CEO, Steel Sports                                                                                                                            

  • March 28  Joe DeCamara - Midday Talk Show Host, Sports Radio 94WIP

  • April 4      NFL Films Night - Jason Weber '97, Senior Producer & Cara Rodgers '05, Production Manager & Kelly Viseltear '97, VP Project Management and Budgeting 

  • April 11    Jon Runyan - VP Policy and Rules Administration, NFL

  • April 18    Zach Berman - Staff Writer, The Athletic

  • April 25    Greg Casterioto '99 - Former Director of Communications, Philadelphia Phillies

 

FALL  2021 

  • Sept. 20  Michael Huang - Managing Editor Sports, Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Sept. 27  Marc Zumoff, Retired TV Broadcaster, Philadelphia 76ers 

  • Oct. 4      Scott O’Neil - Former CEO, Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment 

  • Oct. 11    Zack Hill - Senior Director of Communications, Philadelphia Flyers

  • Oct. 18    Leslie Gudel, COO Elevate Sports Media & Andy Talley,former Villanova Coach

  • Oct. 25    Brian Dawkins - Pro Football Hall of Fame 

  • Nov. 1     John Kincade - Morning Talk Show Host, 97.5 The Fanatic, Philadelphia

  • Nov. 8     John Brazer - Director of Fun and Games, Philadelphia Phillies

  • Nov. 15   Amy Fadool - Anchor/Reporter, NBC Sports Philadelphia

  • Nov. 22   Mike Sielski - Sports Columnist, Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Nov. 29   Natalie Egenolf - Parx Sportsbook

  • Dec. 6    Dave Raymond - Original Phillie Phanatic

SPRING 2021 (Virtual)

  • Feb. 8      Seth Joyner - Eagles Hall of Fame & NBC Sports Philadelphia

  • Feb. 15    John Ricco - SVP & Senior Strategy Officer, New York Mets

  • Feb. 22    Jabari Young - Sports Business Reporter, CNBC

  • March 1   Corey Vann - Creative Artist Agency (CAA), NBA Division

  • March 8   Joe Lunardi - Bracketologist, ESPN

  • March 15  Rachel Micali - Player & Talent Coordinator, NFL Films

  • March 22  Lara Toscani Weems - VP Corporate Communications, HBSE

  • March 29  Geoff Brown - Associate Vice President, NBA

  • April 5       Wilmington Blue Rocks/Rowan Announcement - Vince Bulik, President &  Liz Welch, Assistant General Manager

  • April 12     Colleen Wolfe - Host, NFL Network

  • April 19     Kevin Negandhi - Sportscenter Anchor, ESPN

  • April 26     Mike Missanelli - Sports Talk Host, 97.5 The Fanatic

FALL 2020 (Virtual)

  • Sept. 21  Rob King - Senior VP & Editor-at-Large, ESPN Content

  • Sept. 28  Lara Price - Chief Operating Officer, Philadelphia 76ers

  • Oct. 5      Scott Hanson - Host, NFL RedZone

  • Oct. 12    Nathan Maciborski - Executive Editor Publications, NY Yankees

  • Oct. 19    John Sadak ‘00 - Play-by-Play Broadcaster, Cincinnati Reds & CBS Sports

  • Oct. 26    Dana O’Neil - Senior Writer, The Athletic

  • Nov. 2     Deb Boulac - NFL Game Producer, CBS Sports

  • Nov. 9     Krystle Rich - Anchor/Reporter, NBC Sports Philadelphia

  • Nov. 16   Frank Lazar Jr. - Assistant Multimedia Producer/Editor, NY Jets

  • Nov. 23   Deirdre Lester - Chief Revenue Officer, Barstool Sports

  • Nov. 30   Blue Coats/Rowan Announcement - front office, Tom Mcginnis & Dei Lynam

  • Dec. 7     Brendan Kaminsky - Senior Manager Talent Social Strategy, ESPN 

SPRING 2020

  • Feb. 3    Bonnie Clark - VP Comm., Phillies & Molly Arbogast - President, POV Sports Marketing & Cynthia Weiss - VP of Marketing, NBC Sports Philadelphia & Aileen Dagrosa - Sr. VP, General Counsel, Eagles

  • Feb. 10  Tom McCarthy - Phillies Broadcaster, CBS Sports & Westwood One

  • Feb. 17  Chris Shearn - Anchor/Reporter, YES Network, Art Gallery

  • Feb. 24   Eric Nemeth - Sr. Dir. Publicity, Harlem Globetrotters & Zeus McClurkin - Harlem Globetrotter,  Art Gallery

  • March 9   Marc Weiner - Coordinating Producer, MLB Network, King Auditorium 5:45pm

  • March 23 - April 27 Canceled due to COVID-19

FALL 2019 

  • Sept. 23   Kelsey Boyd - NFL PR

  • Oct. 1       Charles Barkley - Pro Basketball Hall of Fame & Broadcaster

  • Oct. 7       Matt Howley - Ex. Producer/Director Netflix Docuseries

  • Oct.14      Rob Kuestner - Eagles Content Producer, NBC 10

  • Oct. 21     Phil Anastasia- Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Oct. 28     Dave Spadaro - Philadelphia Eagles Insider 

  • Nov. 4       Dave Sholler - Sr. VP Communications, Philadelphia 76ers

  • Nov. 11     Joe Finley - Owner, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs & Trenton Thunder

  • Nov. 18     Jim McCormick - Fantasy Football, ESPN

  • Nov. 25     John Clark - Anchor/Reporter, NBC Sports Philly/Ch. 10

  • Dec. 2       Mike Rosenstein - Sr. Sports Producer at NJ Advance Media (NJ.com)

  • Dec. 9       Mike Perman - VP Programming, NBC Sports Group

 

Class Guest Speakers

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

  • Center for Responsible Leadership  John Langel - Attorney US Women’s hockey/soccer
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia       Ray Didinger – Eagles Encyclopedia
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia       David Didinger – NFL Films
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia       Joe Watson – Former Philadelphia Flyer
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia       Merrill Reese – Broadcaster Philadelphia Eagles
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia       Fran Dunphy – Former Temple Basketball Coach
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia       Ruben Amaro Jr. – Former Phillies GM
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia       Jim Lynam - Former Philadelphia 76ers Coach
  • IACS Conference Rob Brooks          Phillies Director of Broadcasting
  • IACS Conference Larry Needle        Phila. Chamber of Commerce
  • IACS Conference Amy Fadool         Anchor/Reporter, NBC Sports Phila.

Fall 2019 – Spring 2021

  • History of Sport in Philadelphia        Ray Didinger – Eagles Encyclopedia
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia        David Didinger – NFL Films
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia        Joe Watson – Former Philadelphia Flyer
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia        Merrill Reese – Broadcaster Philadelphia Eagles
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia        Fran Dunphy – Former Temple Basketball Coach
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia        Ruben Amaro Jr. – Former Phillies GM
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia        Larry Bowa – Former Phillies Player & Manager
  • History of Sport in Philadelphia        Jim Lynam – Former Philadelphia 76ers Coach
  • Strategic Communications               Dave Sholler - Sr. VP Communications, 76ers
  • Senior Seminar                               T.J. Farrell – Coordinator, Phillies Charities
  • Senior Seminar                               Larry Needle – Phila. Chamber of Commerce
  • Senior Seminar                               Dave Spadaro – Philadelphia Eagles Insider
  • Center for Responsible Leadership   Wayne Kimmel - Managing Partner, 76 Capital