#CollegeSeries Finance & Accounting Night

Sponsored by Temple University's Fox School of Business

On Wednesday, March 30, college students and recent graduates are invited to go behind the scenes in the business of baseball with top finance/accounting executives from the Phillies, Citizens Bank and KPMG at this exclusive #CollegeSeries event.

Event Details

  • Learn from top finance executives from the Phillies, Citizens Bank and KPMG during a moderated question-and answer-session at Pass and Stow at Citizens Bank Park. Panelists will provide excellent insight into the business of baseball as it pertains to the finance, accounting and audit industries, as well as share their career experience and advice. Speakers include:
  • Practice networking with Phillies executives and other special guests during a Phillies Networking Hour. Meet informally with front office personnel from various departments, as well as those who spearhead the Phillies intern and Phillies Ballgirls programs. Attendees are invited to bring their resumes. During this time, attendees are also welcome to take photos with the World Series Trophies, as well as meet 1993 National League Champion Mickey Morandini.
  • Meet members of Temple University’s Fox School of Business, who will be on-site to share information about their graduate programs.
  • Introduce yourself to recruiters from KPMG LLP, a long-time partner of the Phillies, who will be on site to answer questions about career opportunities with the audit, tax and advisory firm.
  • Meet with representatives from PICPA, whose student members gain access to scholarships, CPA Exam guidance, networking opportunities, discounts, and more. Free memberships, as well as scholarship information, will be provided to #CollegeSeries attendees. Plus, students are invited to enjoy refreshments at the Networking Hour, compliments of PICPA. More than 22,000 accounting professionals, recent graduates, and students are members of the PICPA because they know there is strength, knowledge, and power in numbers.
  • Program includes a Phillies game ticket with $12 concession credit to select games in April at Citizens Bank Park.

Additional Details

  • Check-in begins at 4 p.m. and features an hour-long Networking Hour, as well as the opportunity to take photos with the World Series Trophies and 1993 National League Champion Mickey Morandini.
  • The panel portion of the program officially starts at 5 p.m., and continues until 6:15 p.m.
  • The event is limited to 120 students. Interested professors, recent graduates, and parents of students are welcome to attend.
  • Dress is business casual.
  • Students are urged to ask questions throughout the program.
  • Program cost: $20. In addition to the above networking and panel, the program cost includes a Phillies game ticket with $12 concession credit to select games in April at Citizens Bank Park. Note: Following the event, an email link will be sent to each registered attendee to select the game date.

Speaker & Special Guest Bios

Shannon Snellman, Director, Finance and Controller, The Phillies

Lisa Joshua, Assistant Controller, The Phillies

Daniel Astolfi, SVP Middle Market Regional Executive Mid-Atlantic Region, Citizens Bank

Kevin Murphy, Partner, KPMG LLP

Moderator: Kenny Johnson, Manager, Community Engagement, The Phillies.

Special Networking Hour Guest: Mickey Morandini, 1993 National League Champion and Phillies Club Ambassador

Networking Hour Participants

Group A

  • Shannon Snellman, Director, Finance and Controller, The Phillies
  • Sam Drapeau, Senior Software Engineer, Baseball Operations - Research & Development
  • Adina Lowry, Coordinator, Human Resources & Benefits, The Phillies
  • Mark Pyne, Senior Accountant, The Phillies

Group B

  • Lisa Joshua, Assistant Controller, The Phillies
  • Justina Campana, Manager, Business Operations, The Phillies
  • Richard Cucinotta, Manager, Accounting, The Phillies
  • J.P. Dunne, Coordinator, Payroll & HR, The Phillies

Group C

  • Dan Astolfi, EVP & Eastern Mid-Atlantic Region Market Executive, Citizens Bank
  • Denise Caines, Manager, Payroll, The Phillies
  • Kenny Johnson, Manager, Community Engagement, The Phillies
  • Chris Schlitt, Lead Software Engineer, Baseball Operations – Research & Development

Group D

  • Kevin Murphy, Partner at KPMG LLP
  • Bobby Della Polla, Senior Accountant, The Phillies
  • Kathy Killian, Vice President, Administration, The Phillies
  • Joann Milorey, Director, Accounts Payable & Cost Management, The Phillies

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Wednesday, March 30 – Phillies #CollegeSeries Finance Night for accounting, finance, economics, business & sport management students

Monday, April 25 – Phillies #CollegeSeries Business of Sports Media & Marketing Night for communications, journalism, broadcasting, advertising, marketing/digital marketing, social media, business & sport management students

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