Advisory Board

Professionals standing holding an Iowa flag

The UI Sport and Recreation Management motto – Student focused. Industry Centered. – is behind everything the program does. The latest initiative in support of the program’s philosophy is formation of the UISRM Advisory Board. The inaugural board consists of 14 sport and recreation industry professionals that are passionate about supporting the UISRM program, the faculty and the students at an elevated level. The board’s first meetings and activities together were a tremendous success and coincided with the fall SRM Symposium in early September.

Board members (see the following table) bring experience from the NFL, the NBA GLeague, campus and community recreation, intercollegiate athletics, broadcasting, agencies and other industry segments. While most board members graduated from the UISRM program (or an earlier version of the program before it became known as UISRM), there is no requirement for members to be alumni. The common trait our board members share is a belief in the UISRM program mission, the way the UISRM program prepares students for the industry, and a strong desire to support the continued success and advancement of UISRM.

UISRM Board Members
Name Degree Information Current Employment Information
Erin Mykleby Leisure Studies MA 2014 New Mexico State University, Assistant AD for Development
Thomas Stolley Leisure Studies BS 2013 Logistics Sales (previously IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions, Northern Illinois University)
Sarah (Kurtz) Vollaro SRM BS 2018 (Event Planning Certificate) George Washington University Athletics Administration and Leadership Development Intern
Michael Ropp SRM BS 2015 Dimensional Innovations, Client Development Lead - Sports Practice
Kyle Bowlsby Health and Sport Studies BA 2010 (Entrepreneurship Certificate) Bowlsby Sports Advisors, Founder and Principal
Scott Schneider SRM BS 2017 Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, Account Manager, Suite Services
Jody Henton Leisure Studies BS 2014 (Entrepreneurial Management Certificate) Indianapolis Colts, Suite Services Manager
Jordan Loperena Communication Studies BA / Health and Sport Studies BA 2010 Big Ten Network, Associate Producer
Rachel Henton Leisure Studies BS 2013 (Entrepreneurial Management Certificate) Grand Park Sports Campus, Client Services and Event Coordinator
Cole Benson SRM BS 2015 CoreXpand, Account Acquisition and Market Specialist
Kate Wakenight Leisure Studies MA 2012 Iowa Track & Field/Cross Country Director of Operations
Jazmine Constantino BBA (Management) 2013 (Leadership Studies Certificate / Spanish Minor) Windy City Bulls Business Development Manager
Riley McMinn Leisure Studies MA 2016 Miami Dolphins Membership Development Manager
Tony Price Sport, Health, Leisure and Physical Studies MA 1997 University of Colorado, Boulder, Director of Recreation Services