Sport Management Alumni Board

These eleven KU alums will provide invaluable insight to the faculty and students as the program continually grows and adapts in a ever-changing sporting landscape. We have hundreds of incredible alumni and it was extremely difficult to pick just eleven for this Board. Each of the members below are proud Jayhawks and have graciously agreed to serve a two-year term. Please take a few minutes to scroll down and learn more about the members of the first KU Sport Management Program Board of Directors.

Jennifer Dominguez
Assistant Director of Compliance for the Big Ten Conference

Jennifer Dominguez serves as the Assistant Director of Compliance for the Big Ten Conference. Prior to this position she worked as a Compliance Coordinator with Texas Tech athletics. She also served in compliance roles at Kansas and Iowa State. Dominguez was a four-year member of the soccer team... more

Tyler Epp
Kansas City Chiefs’ Vice President of Business Development

Tyler Epp (JD 2003) was hired as the Kansas City Chiefs’ Vice President of Business Development in 2013. Epp is skilled and experienced in partnership development, commercial program development and management, negotiation, team building, personnel hiring and management, creative problem solving... more

Lee Johnson
CEO of USA Diving

Lee Johnson is a 20-year veteran of the sports industry and is currently the CEO of USA Diving. Lee began his career in sports with University of Missouri-Kansas City Athletic Foundation as an intern that was part of the curriculum in the Kansas Sports Management program. He left UMKC to work... more

Jose Munoz | KU Sport Management Alumni Board
Director of Operations for Student-Athlete Development & Leadership/Rowing at Kansas Athletics

José Muñoz is the Director of Operations for Student-Athlete Development and Leadership/Rowing at Kansas Athletics. José also works with senior administration to develop diversity and inclusion initiatives for student-athletes and staff and serves on special committees through the University. He... more

Assistant Professor (NIU)

Claire Schaeperkoetter is currently an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Northern Illinois University. She has received two degrees from the University of Kansas – a PhD in Sport Management in May of 2017 and a M.S.E. in Sport Management in May of 2014. Dr. Schaeperkoetter’s research... more

Bailey Thayer
Assistant Director for the Williams Education Fund at KU Athletics

Bailey Thayer started at Kansas Athletics in August of 2013 and currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Williams Education Fund. A native of LaCygne, Kan., Bailey earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business in 2014, and earned her Master’s degree in Sport... more

Rob Thomson
Executive Vice President of Communications & Digital for Sporting Kansas City

Rob Thomson, Executive Vice President of Communications and Digital for Sporting Kansas City, has more than two decades of professional experience in sports communication, marketing, advertising, public relations and digital media. The Kansas City native, who began his first stint with the Major... more

Derek Trammel | KU Sport Management Alumni Board
Manager of Referee Programs with U.S. Soccer

Derek Trammell is the Manager of Referee Programs with U.S. Soccer; focusing on the business, operations & events within the department. Derek oversees a program that consist of 55 state associations, with 140,000 referees and membership, taking a hands-on approach to ensure the programs... more

Kerri Troyer | KU Sport Management Alumni Board
Director of Ticket Sales at Sprint Center

Kerri Troyer, Director of Ticket Sales at Sprint Center, is an experienced sales professional with 16 years of demonstrated history of working in the sports and entertainment industry. For the last 10 years, Kerri has cultivated relationships and created lasting memories for her clients at... more

Kent Weiser | KU Sport Management Alumni Board
Athletics Director of Emporia State University

Kent Weiser assumed leadership as Athletics Director of Emporia State University in 1999. Throughout the past 19 years, ESU Athletic programs have consistently competed at the national level of NCAA Division II. Emporia State programs continue a streak of 15 straight years with at least one... more

Valerie White
Admissions Coordinator at Cowley College

Valerie White is currently the admissions coordinator at Cowley College. As the admissions coordinator, she supervises and assists Admissions Representatives in the implementation of the admissions recruitment plan through campus visits and events, high school visits, college fair's, adult... more


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