Additional Faculty

Steve Rucks
Visiting Scholar
Senior Director of Accounting and Finance, United Center

Mark Pacchini
Visiting Scholar
Board of Directors, Minnesota Wild

Kevin Palmer
Director of Esports
Esports Arena


Sports Management Advisory Council

The Sports Management Advisory Council provides leadership and guidance for Carthage undergraduate and graduate programs in sports management. Members attend regular meetings; make recommendations on aspects of the program and its curriculum; teach classes and/or make presentations; connect Carthage and our students to industry partners; provide experiential learning opportunities for students such as internships; promote Carthage’s programs within their networks; and provide financial assistance including scholarships. Members are:

  • Craig Leipold P’18; owner, Minnesota Wild (chair)
  • Daniel Diaz ’11; Director of World Cup, Olympic, & Cross-Platform Partnerships, NBCUniversal Media, LLC
  • Peter Feigin; President, Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum
  • Jason Langwell ’96; Executive Vice President, Intersport (Rocket Mortgage Classic)
  • Matt Majka; President, Minnesota Wild
  • Jim Oboikowitch ’02; Assistant Director, Clubhouse Relations & Influencer Marketing, Chicago Cubs
  • Mark Pacchini; Board of Directors, Minnesota Wild
  • Steve Rucks ’07; Senior Director of Accounting and Finance, United Center
  • Andrea Rose, President of Operations for the Muskegon Lumberjacks
  • Stephanie Clanfield (Carthage alum), Marketing Manager for MolsonCoors
  • Jon Greenberg, President of the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
  • Dr. Damon Arnold, Director of Player Development for LSU Football