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 Scholar Profile: Elyse Winer

Elyse Headshot smallNext week in Chicago, five young professionals in the sports and fitness industry will be recognized as the Class of 2014 SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholars. All five of these recipients will be present at SFIA’s Industry Leaders Summit on September 16-17, 2014 at the Drake Hotel.

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

Meet Elyse Winer, windersurfer, former healthcare professional, and Senior Manager for Marketing & Brand at SFIA member MC10. Continue reading to see the full interview.

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SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholar Profile: Jocelyn Vande Velde

Jocelyn Vande VeldeNext week in Chicago, five young professionals in the sports and fitness industry will be recognized as the Class of 2014 SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholars. All five of these recipients will be present at SFIA’s Industry Leaders Summit on September 16-17, 2014 at the Drake Hotel.

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

Meet Jocelyn Vande Velde, Director of Education & Sales Training for SFIA member Johnson Health Tech N.A., a former softball ump who has biked on the same roads as the Tour de France. Continue reading to see the full interview.

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SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholar Profile: Mike Gugat

Mike Gugat 2Next week in Chicago, five young professionals in the sports and fitness industry will be recognized as the Class of 2014 SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholars. All five of these recipients will be present at SFIA’s Industry Leaders Summit on September 16-17, 2014 at the Drake Hotel.

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

Meet Mike Gugat, Oakland A’s fan and Senior Sales manager for SFIA member adidas Running and Reebok Cross Fit who knows the value of customer service. Continue reading to see the full interview.

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SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholar Profile: Ryan Farrar

Ryan FarrarNext week in Chicago, five young professionals in the sports and fitness industry will be recognized as the Class of 2014 SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholars. All five of these recipients will be present at SFIA’s Industry Leaders Summit on September 16-17, 2014 at the Drake Hotel.

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

Meet Ryan Farrar, Director of Fall Hardgoods at SFIA member company Rawlings, former college baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in high school. Continue reading to see the full interview.

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SFIA Member Rawlings to ring Opening Bell at NYSE

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Officials from Rawlings’ parent company, Jarden, will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow, November 7th. Rawlings’ annual Gold Glove awards ceremony will follow and be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 8th. Mike Thompson, Rawlings senior vice president of marketing, said sponsors include Gold Sport Collectibles as the title, along with American Airlines, Bank of America, Baseball America and Sony.

Willie Mays will receive a lifetime achievement award and present the Gold Glove for center fielders. Other hall of famers presenting include Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan,Ozzie Smith, Al Kaline and Brooks Robinson.

Below is the full list of 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove winners:

2013 Gold Glove Winners
Position AL Winner Times Won NL Winner Times Won
C Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1 Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 6
1B Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 1 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
2B Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox 3 Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds 4
3B Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 1 Nolan Arenado, Colardo Rockies 1
SS J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles 2 Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta Braves 1
LF Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals 3 Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies 3
CF Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles 3 Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers 1
RF Shane Victorino, Boston Red Sox 4 Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
P R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays 1 Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals 2

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