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Phillies College Winter Summit

Sponsored by Temple University's Fox School of Business

3:30 - 5 p.m. Networking Hour

  • Practice networking with executives from the Phillies front office and minor league teams during this informal hour. Students are invited to bring resumes, as well as follow the Philadelphia Phillies on LinkedIn. Among those taking part are those who spearhead the team's intern and Phillies Ballgirl program.
  • Meet Dan Bakerlegendary public address announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies. Plus, take selfies with Phillies players (to be announced) and 2008/1980 World Series trophies, as well as meet the Phillies Ballgirls.
  • Meet members of Temple University's Fox School of Business who will be on-site to share information about their graduate programs.
  • Meet with representatives from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounts (PICPA) - the second oldest CPA organization in the United States - who will have information on career opportunities, as well as membership and industry events. 

5 - 7:00 p.m. Ask the Major Leaguers

Bring plenty of questions for this interactive program! Highlights include:

  • Learn from Phillies General Manager Matt Klentak, who will provide a special welcome and talk about his career in baseballThe event will be moderated by Phillies Director of Public Affairs Scott Palmer.
  • Take part in Behind-the-Business of Baseball question-and-answer sessions with major league leaders including Bonnie Clark, Vice President, Communications, The Phillies; Jackie Cuddeback, Vice President, Partnership Sales and Corporate Marketing, The Phillies; Michael Harris, Vice President, Marketing & New Media, The Phillies; John Weber, Senior Vice President, Ticket Operations & Projects, The Phillies, among others.
  • Go behind-the-scenes in baseball analytics - including what it takes to land a position in this field - with key members from the Phillies' baseball operations and analytics team, including Assistant General Managers Bryan Minniti and Ned Rice along withSenior Quantitative Analyst Alex Nakahara
  • Phillie Phanatic! Take photos with the best mascot in the major leagues.

More Event Details

  • Free parking is available in Lot P off Darien Street.
  • Registration includes two tickets to any game in April (excluding Opening Day).
  • Event cost: $50.
  • Dress is business casual.

Speaker Bios

Speakers are subject to change.

Matt Klentak - Vice President & General Manager, The Phillies
Bonnie Clark - Vice President, Communications, The Phillies
Jaqueline Cuddeback, Vice President, Partnership Sales and Corporate Marketing, The Phillies
Michael Harris - Vice President, Marketing & New Media, The Phillies
Bryan Minniti - Assistant General Manager, The Phillies
Alex Nakahara - Senior Quantitative Analyst, The Phillies
Ned Rice - Assistant General Manager, The Phillies
Scott Palmer - Director, Public Affairs, The Phillies
John Weber - Senior Vice President, Ticket Operations & Projects, The Phillies

Other Special Guests

Dan Baker, Phillies Public Address Announcer
The Phillie Phanatic

Networking Hour Participants

Participants subject to change 

Baseball Operations & Research & Development

  • Corinne Landrey, Quantitative Analyst, Baseball Operations
  • Alex Nakahara, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Baseball Research & Development

Business Affairs & Facility Management

  • Ryan Clauser, Senior Operations Manager, Spectra Venue Management at Citizens Bank Park
  • Kevin Tedesco, General Manager, Aramark at Citizens Bank Park
  • Kristin Zeller, Manager, Retail Marketing

Communications, New Media & Broadcasting

  • Mark DiNardo, Director, Broadcasting & Video Services
  • Greg Giombarrese, Director of Communications & Radio Broadcaster, Lakewood BlueClaws
  • Kirsten Karbach, Director of Public/Media Relations & Broadcaster, Reading Fightin Phils
  • Missy Perez, Coordinator, Digital Media
  • Andy Shenk, Producer, MLB Advanced Media
  • Mike Ventola, Manager, Media Relations, Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Marketing, Community Outreach & Sales

  • TJ Farrell, Community Events Representative
  • Anthony Figazzotto,  Marketing & Events
  • Kaitlyn French, Community Initiatives
  • Kenny Johnson, Manager, Community Engagement
  • Bianca Robinson, Manager, Client Solutions
  • Jackie Sapio, Manager Community Initiatives
  • Ryan Simon, Manager, Ticket Services

Finance, Business Analytics & Technology

  • Josh Barbieri, Director, Business Analytics
  • Matthew Bryan, Technology Product Manager
  • John Fetsick, Director, Finance

 Human Resources & Intern Program

  • Phil Feather, Director, Ticket Services & Intern Program
  • Kathy Killian, Vice President, Administration
  • Jon Madden, Human Resources Generalist


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