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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

2023 News, Notes and Awards

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    Marissa Bayer, '20, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Marissa Bayer was promoted to director of marketing and fan experience with the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics.

  • Riki Benniger headshot

    Riki Benninger, '18, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Riki Benninger started a new position as sales manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station.

  • Eric Bischofberger headshot

    Eric Bischofberger, Hospitality Management

    Eric Bischofberger accepted a new position as director of operations at Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head.

  • Madison Butler headshot

    Madison Butler, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Madison Butler accepted a guest experience internship with the Miami Dolphins for the summer of 2023.

  • Shalonda Goins headshot

    Shalonda Goins, '12, Hospitality Management

    Shalonda Goins was promoted to region manager with Waffle House.

  • Aaron Henderson headshot

    Aaron Henderson, '13, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Aaron Henderson accepted a new position as an agent with Klutch Sports Group.

  • Kristin Malek headshot

    Kristin Malek, '12, Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management

    Kristin Malek won the  International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the Year Award. The award is presented to IAEE members who possess outstanding creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to transfer knowledge through good communication skills and innovative teaching to promote life-long learning to exhibitions and events industry professionals.

  • Katlynn Motz headshot

    Katlynn Motz, '22, Retailing (Fashion Merchandising and Digital Innovations)

    Katlynn Motz accepted a new position as an assistant fashion buyer at It's Fashion, a division of Cato Corporation.

  • Elli Peltonen headshot

    Elli Peltonen, '18, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Elli Peltonen was promoted to director of ticket services with the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Carla Vaca Pinacho headshot

    Carla Vaca Pinacho, '22, Tourism Management

    Carla Vaca Pinacho accepted a new position as DEI project coordinator for Miles Partnership.

  • Liliann Pineda headshot

    Liliann Pineda, '18, Retailing

    Liliann Pineda received the Continuing Excellence Award from USC’s Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support.

  • Frank Terrapin IV headshot

    Frank Terrapin IV, '19, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Frank Terrapin IV was promoted to assistant director of athletics parking with USC Athletics.

  • John Thomas headshot

    John Thomas, '05, Retailing

    John Thomas was named to Morgan Stanley’s prestigious Pacesetter's Club, a global recognition program for financial advisors who have demonstrated the highest level of professional standards and first-class client service.

  • Addison Williams headshot

    Addison Williams, '10, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Addison Williams was promoted to defensive coordinator for the University of Central Florida football team.

  • Rebecca Yepez headshot

    Rebecca Yepez, '22, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Rebecca Yepez accepted a position as assistant, ballpark operations with the Seattle Mariners.

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