Meet Our 2015 ILS Future Industry Leaders Scholars: Richelle Smith

Updated_Richelle_Smith_Headshot September 9th marks the beginning of the 2015 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit. Executives from all corners of the sports and fitness industries will come together in New Orleans’s historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel to connect over two days of networking opportunities, and seminar talks from notable industry innovators and corporate figures. During this time, SFIA will recognize some of the industry’s best up-and-coming executives that make up the 2015 class of SFIA’s Future Industry Leaders Scholarship program. These executives have displayed a potential to lead the industry forward for years to come through their executive talent, and vision for the future.

SFIAinsider, in collaboration with the SFIA Weekly Newsletter, will be posting profiles of each of the five winners of this year’s competition. Winners will be recognized for their achievement during ILS. In this edition, meet Richelle Smith, apparel product manager at Champro Sports.

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Meet Our 2015 ILS Future Industry Leaders Scholars: Ed Kane

Ed%20Kane%20Head%20ShotSeptember 9th marks the beginning of the 2015 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit. Executives from all corners of the sports and fitness industries will come together in New Orleans’s historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel to connect over two days of networking opportunities, and seminar talks from notable industry innovators and corporate figures. During this time, SFIA will recognize some of the industry’s best up-and-coming executives that make up the 2015 class of SFIA’s Future Industry Leaders Scholarship program. These executives have displayed a potential to lead the industry forward for years to come through their executive talent, and vision for the future.

SFIAinsider, in collaboration with the SFIA Weekly Newsletter, will be posting profiles of each of the five winners of this year’s competition. Winners will be recognized for their achievement during ILS. This edition highlights RAGE Fitness Brand Manager Ed Kane.

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Meet Our 2015 ILS Future Industry Leaders Scholars: Chuck Rodrigues

Chuck%20Rodriques%20New%20Headshot September 9th marks the beginning of the 2015 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit. Executives from all corners of the sports and fitness industries will come together in New Orleans at the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel to connect over two days of networking opportunities, and seminar talks from notable industry innovators and corporate figures. During this time, SFIA will recognize some of the industry’s best up-and-coming executives that make up the 2015 class of SFIA’s Future Industry Leaders Scholarship program. These executives have displayed a potential to lead the industry forward for years to come through their executive talent, and vision for the future.

SFIAinsider, in collaboration with the SFIA Weekly Newsletter, will be posting profiles of each of the five winners of this year’s competition. Winners will be recognized for their achievement during the summit. In this edition, meet Chuck Rodrigues, Director of Sales at SKLZ.

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Meet Our 2015 ILS Future Industry Leaders Scholars: Aretha Thurmond

           New%20Photo%20Aretha%20Thurmond September 9th marks the beginning of the 2015 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit. Executives from all corners of the sports and fitness industries will come together in New Orleans at the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel to connect over two days of networking opportunities, and seminar talks from notable industry innovators and corporate figures. During this time, SFIA will recognize some of the industry’s best up-and-coming executives that make up the 2015 class of SFIA’s Future Industry Leaders Scholarship program. These executives have displayed a potential to lead the industry forward for years to come through their executive talent, and vision for the future.

            SFIAinsider, in collaboration with the SFIA Weekly Newsletter, will be posting profiles of each of the five winners of this year’s competition. Winners will be recognized for their achievement during the summit. This edition highlights USATF’s Associate Director of International Teams, and accomplished US discus thrower, Aretha Thurmond.

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Meet Our 2015 ILS Future Industry Leaders Scholars: Nathan Adelman

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September 9th marks the beginning of the 2015 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit. Executives from all corners of the sports and fitness industries will come together in New Orleans at the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel to connect over two days of networking opportunities, and seminar talks from notable industry innovators and corporate figures. During this time, SFIA will recognize some of the industry’s best up-and-coming executives that make up the 2015 class of SFIA’s Future Industry Leaders Scholarship program. These executives have displayed a potential to lead the industry forward for years to come through their executive talent, and vision for the future.

SFIAinsider, in collaboration with the SFIA Weekly Newsletter, will be posting profiles of each of the five winners of this year’s competition. Winners will be recognized for their achievement during the summit. This edition highlights Nathan Adelman, Associate Marketing Manager at SFIA member Callaway Golf.

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SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholars Wrap Up

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With the inaugural SFIA Industry Leaders Summit two weeks away, we couldn’t be more excited to have the leaders of the sports and fitness industry in Baltimore to learn about where the future of our industry is headed and to discuss what they’re seeing from their own professional experiences. We’re also excited to have five very talented and goal-oriented young people attend in our Future Industry Leader Scholars. Alex Stone, Bob Najduk, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Keenan Long, and Nathaniel Woo have all proven themselves to be worthy of such an honor to be called Future Industry Scholars. From Isaiah’s past career as a former NFL player to Nathaniel competing in the Ironman, all five have a passion and desire for the sports and fitness industry. For this week’s post, we’re going to do a best-of summary from their individual Q&A sessions.

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Future Industry Leader Scholars Profile: Isaiah Kacyvenski

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This summer, five young professionals in the sports and fitness industry were selected as the 2013 SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholarship recipients. All five of these recipients will be present at SFIA’s inaugural Industry Leaders Summit this coming September 25th-26th in Baltimore, MD.

Each of our scholarship recipients is incredibly talented and display an incredible amount of promise as they rise to the top of their field. In the next few weeks, SFIAinsider, in collaboration with SFIA Weekly, will be posting exclusive interviews with each of our five winners, in order of participant’s response. We are honored to have the opportunity to put them in the spotlight before the event.

This week, meet Isaiah Kacyvenski, a former NFL player, Harvard grad and current MC10 employee. Continue reading to see the full interview.

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