Meet the 2019 Cohort

 


 
Name: Reece Acree
Email: reeceacree@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Reece-Acree
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Radio-Television Broadcast; Minor in Leadership
Current G.A.: DeVos Sport Business Management Front Office
Career Aspirations: Sports Broadcasting or work for the ATP, WTA, or USTA

 
Name: Nick Bartley
Email: nbartley14@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Nick-Bartley
Hometown: Marysville, MI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S.B.A. in Management; Minor in Sport Business
Current G.A.: UCF Athletics Facilities and Event Management
Career Aspirations: Event Management or Stadium/Arena Event Operations in Collegiate Athletics

Name: Ashleigh Boyd
Email: shleigh.boyd@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Ashleigh-Boyd
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S.B.A. in Accounting; B.S.B.A. in Finance
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Accounting/Finance for a professional sports organization

 
Name: Nataliya Bredikhina
Email: nbredikh@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Nataliya-Bredikhina
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, College Park
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Sport and Society; B.A. in French
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Pursue a PhD in Sport Management

 
Name: Stephen Brisson
Email: sbrisso2@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Stephen-Brisson
Hometown: Reidsville, NC
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in History; B.A. in Political Science
Current G.A.: National Consortium for Academics and Sports
Career Aspirations: College or professional basketball team; long-term goal of starting an International Scouting Firm

 
Name: Keegan Brown
Email: keeganbrown@me.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Keegan-Brown
Hometown: Ladera Ranch, CA
Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Business Management, emphasis in Marketing
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Basketball Operations with a NBA or G-League Team

Name: Devinn Cartwright
Email: devinnscartwright@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Devinn-Cartwright
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.A in Interdisciplinary Studies; Minor in Mass Communication
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Sports Tourism in the Bahamas

 
Name: Cortney Cesarini
Email: chez1018@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Cortney Cesarini
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations; Minor in Event Management
Current G.A.: National Consortium for Academics and Sports
Career Aspirations: Marketing, Events, and Promotions for a sports organization

Name: Kaylee Chicoski
Email: chicoskikaylee@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Kaylee-Chicoski
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Economics; Minor in Business Administration
Current G.A.: Dr. C. Keith Harrison
Career Aspirations: Player Development Coordinator for an NFL franchise or other professional sports team

Name: Andrew Connor
Email: andrewjconnor1@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Andrew-Connor
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in  Sports Management; Minor in Business
Current G.A.: Teaching Assistant – Department of Management
Career Aspirations: Operations with a NBA team or Collegiate Athletic Department

 
Name: Joe Corbisiero
Email: joecorbisiero@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Joe-Corbisiero
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Hofstra University
Undergraduate Degree: B.B.A. in Management; B.B.A in Legal Studies in Business
Current G.A.: Michael Redlick J.D.
Career Aspirations: Sports Broadcasting or Sports Marketing

 
Name: Gustavo Costa
Email: gustavo.costa@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Gustavo-Costa
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Undergraduate Institution: IBMEC – RJ
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Business Administration, emphasis in Management Information Systems
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Endurance Sports Operations

 
Name: Julia Cusumano
Email: julia_cusumano@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Julia-Cusumano
Hometown: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Business Management
Current G.A.: Teaching Assistant – Department of Management
Career Aspirations: Community Outreach Director for a Major League Baseball team

 
Name: Brett Estrella
Email: brett.estrella20@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Brett-Estrella
Hometown: Pepperell, MA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Sport Management; Minor in Information Technologies
Current G.A.: Dr. Richard Lapchick
Career Aspirations: Improving customer experience through technology in the NBA League Office or within a sports merchandise company

 
Name: Alexis Feller
Email: alexisfeller25@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Alexis-Feller
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Undergraduate Institution: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Sport Management and Business Administration; Minor in Marketing
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Director of Marketing/Operations in Collegiate Athletics or for an NHL franchise

 
Name: Zach Gerhart
Email: zacharygerhart@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Zach-Gerhart
Hometown: Starkville, MS
Undergraduate Institution:  Mississippi State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Accounting
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Division 1 Athletic Director

 
Name: Sara Hayes
Email: hayessarac@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Sara-Hayes
Hometown: Irving, Texas
Undergraduate Institution: Baylor University
Undergraduate Degree: B.B.A. Sports Sponsorship and Sales
Current G.A.: Professor Scott Bukstein, J.D.
Career Aspirations: Player Development or Team Operations for an NCAA or NFL Team

 
Name: Kayla Henderson
Email: kaylahenderson@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Kayla-Henderson
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Accounting; Minor in International Studies
Current G.A.: National Consortium for Academics and Sports
Career Aspirations: Student Athlete Development & Welfare and become an Athletic Director for a DI institution

 
Name: Kyle Jaimes
Email: jaimeskyle@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Kyle-Jaimes
Hometown: Temecula, CA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.A in History
Current G.A.: The Office of Student Involvement
Career Aspirations: Fan Experience

 
Name: Brooke Keber
Email: keber.7@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Brooke-Keber
Hometown: Van Wert, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution: Ohio State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Education
Current G.A.: Teaching Assistant – Department of Management
Career Aspirations: Community Relations for a professional sports team

 
Name: Chevelle Lee
Email: chevell.lee@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Chevelle-Lee
Hometown: Pemberton, NJ
Undergraduate Institution: South Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Computer Science
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: High School Athletic Director

Name: Blair Neelands
Email: bneelands@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Blair-Neelands
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, Califorina
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland University College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Communications Studies
Current G.A.: Dr. Richard Lapchick
Career Aspirations: Public Relations or Community Outreach

 
Name: Cymonne New
Email: cymonne.n.new@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/cymonne-new
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Undergraduate Institution: University of Missouri
Undergraduate Degree: B.J. in Journalism, emphasis in Strategic Communications; Minors in Business Administration and Black Studies
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Marketing, Events and/or Community Outreach in professional sports

 
Name: Tatiana Patton
Email: tatippp33@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Tatiana-Patton
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Marketing
Current G.A.: Professor Scott Bukstein, J.D.
Career Aspirations: Marketing for a professional sport team or league office

 
Name: Paris Rainey
Email: rainey.paris@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Paris-Rainey
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate Institution: Hampton University
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Public Relations, emphasis Sports Management
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Entertainment and Sports Law – Sport and Entertainment Agency

 
Name: Anton Sealey II
Email: asealey@sportadvisory.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Anton-Sealey
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas

Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.B.A. in Business Administration
Career Aspirations: Event and Facilities Management or Sales and Business Development

 
Name: Naomi Session
Email: naomi.session@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Naomi-Session
Hometown: Riviera Beach, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Business Administration- Management; Minor in DeVos Sport Business Management
Current G.A.: DeVos Sport Business Management Front Office
Career Aspirations: Director of Basketball Operations

 
Name: Kalee Simpson
Email: kaleesimpson@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Kalee-Simpson
Hometown: Oviedo, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tennessee
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Advertising; Minor in Business
Current G.A.: National Consortium for Academics and Sports
Career Aspirations: Sports Marketing

 
Name: Brittany Solis
Email: bmsolis9@knights.ucf.edu

Hometown: West Hills, CA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Marketing
Current G.A.: National Consortium for Academics and Sports
Career Aspirations: Event Coordinator for the MLB

 
Name: Chelsea Stewart
Email: chelsbs19@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Chelsea-Stewart
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Business Economics
Current G.A.: Dr. Richard Lapchick
Career Aspirations: Athletic administration in intercollegiate sports

 
Name: Trevor Troutman
Email: trout25@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Trevor-Troutman
Hometown: Normal, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Marketing
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Player Development

Name: Carter Young
Email: carterwyoung@knights.ucf.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Carter-Young
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Undergraduate Institution: University of Utah
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Business Management
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Career Aspirations: Athletic Director

Team Sport Business Management (Team SBM) is our cohort’s student elected leadership team that serves as the liaison between the class and the program’s directors. Team SBM is responsible for student driven initiatives such as fundraising opportunities, brand management, and program events to enhance the DeVos experience.

Pictured left to right: Zach Gerhart (Treasurer); Reece Acree ( Secretary); Kayla Henderson (Fundraising Chair); Kalee Simpson (Brand Committee); Joe Corbisiero (Vice President); Cymonne New (Brand Co-Chair); Brett Estrella (Brand Co-Chair); Nataliya Bredikhina (Brand Committee); Gustavo Costa (President).