Brian and Linda Mihalik presented a refereed paper at the 2019 North American Society for Sport Management
Conference in New Orleans. Their topic was "360 Virtual Reality's Impact on Olympic
Legacy Venue Tourism."
Lauren Ann Johnson (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, '12) started a new position as senior director
of Global Partnerships, Strategy & Development at Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
Alison Lindsey (B.S. Tourism Management, '17) started a new position as assistant front office manager
at the Omni Parker House, the oldest hotel in America.
Brittany Jones Brady (Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management, '10), president and
CEO at Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, has been named to the
Pardee UNC Health Care Board of Directors. Read more about Brittany's new appointment.
Aaron Henderson (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, '13) started as the executive director
for the Sucherman Group.
Cameron Moss (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, '07) has started a new position as lead
consultant to the inaugural Druid City Music Festival. Read more about Cameron's new position.
Blake Taylor (B.S. Retailing, '02) was named the “Outstanding Young Banker,” by the South Carolina
Lori Anna Varnadoe (M.S. Sport and Entertainment Management '11) and Lee Davis (Criminal Justice '01)
were married on April 6, 2019, in Columbia, South Carolina. Lori Anna and Lee met
on the front steps of the Osborne Administration Building when both were employed
by the UofSC Division of Administration and Finance. The two continued to cross paths
when Lori Anna sold tickets for the UofSC Athletic Ticket Office and Lee provided
security during events.
Christina Saragnese, CGMP (B.S. Hotel, Restaurant Tourism Management, '11) was inducted into the 2019-2020
SGMP (Society of Government Meeting Professionals) National Chapter Board.
Frank Sullivan (B.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, '94) started a new position as vice president,
ticket sales at GF Sports, LLC.
Rachel Meeks (B.S. Retailing, '15) started a new position as assistant buyer at Nordstrom.
Catherine Snyder (Hospitality Management, '18) accepted a position as the front desk manager at The
Sinclair, an Autograph Collection by Marriott hotel set to open this fall in downtown
Fort Worth, Texas.
Emily Ruble (Retailing, '19) accepted a position in the Neiman Marcus Executive Development Program
in Dallas, Texas.