DeVos Distinguished Speaker Series

The DeVos Sport Business Management Program has the most established and comprehensive Distinguished Speaker Series in the industry. DeVos cohorts have an exclusive opportunity to engage with, and listen to, sport business professionals speak about their career experiences and path to success. Following the discussion, students have an opportunity to interact and discuss further topics with the distinguished speaker. Notable guests include:

  • John Skipper, President, ESPN Inc.
  • Adam Silver, Commissioner, NBA
  • Roger Goodell, Commissioner, NFL
  • Don Garber, Commissioner, MLS
  • John Saunders, ESPN Host, Sports Reporters
  • Dan Guerrero, Athletic Director, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Wendy Lewis, Senior Vice President Diversity & Strategic Alliances, MLB
  • Stacey Allaster, Former Chairman and CEO, Women’s Tennis Association
  • Alex Martins, President and CEO, Orlando Magic
  • Pat Williams, Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic
  • Max Siegel, CEO, USA Track and Field
  • Pat O’Conner, President and CEO, Minor League Baseball
  • Bob Ley, ESPN Host, Outside the Lines
  • Kevin Rochlitz, Vice President, Baltimore Ravens
  • Steve Lauletta, President, Chip Ganassi Racing
  • Phil Rawlins, Owner and President, Orlando City Soccer
  • Chad Estis, Senior Vice President, Dallas Cowboys
  • Jamey Rootes, President, Houston Texans
  • Donna Orender, Former President, WNBA
  • Kevin Warren, COO, Minnesota Vikings
  • Dr. Janice Hillard, Vice President Player Development, NBA
  • Rich DeVos, Owner, Orlando Magic
  • Rick Dickson, Athletic Director, Tulane University
  • Todd Stansbury, Athletic Director, Oregon State University
  • Wayne Embry, NBA Hall of Fame Inductee, First African­American NBA General Manager