2018-19 Executive Board

RYAN DELANEY, PRESIDENT  

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Email: rpdelaney22@gwu.edu

Hometown: Manhasset, NY | Year: Senior | Major: Sports Management

Career Interests: I have always been interested in working for a professional baseball or basketball team, however, I have recently become especially interested in working for an agency in athlete representation. 

Professional Experiences: Game day staff volunteer for the Long Island Ducks, marketing game day intern for the Washington Redskins, Special Olympics intern for Potomac Strategic Development Company

Favorite Sports Teams: New York Yankees, New York Giants, Los Angeles Clippers

Fun Fact: I am ambidextrous.

 

RISHAB JAIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Email: rishj999@gwu.edu

Hometown: Closter, NJ  | Year: Senior | Major: International Affairs with a concentration in International Economics

Career Interests: I am very passionate about working in the intersection of consulting, behavioral data, and sports.

Professional Experiences: Intern with the Washington Redskins, The United States Department of Commerce, Merck, CG/LA Infrastructure, and The Polling Company

Favorite Sports Teams: New York Giants, New York Yankees

Fun Fact: I was featured on a New York Giants Podcast (Locked On Giants).

 

SIMON HEIDINGSFELDER, OFFICER OF ALUMNI RELATIONS

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Email: sheidings19@gwu.edu

Hometown: Charleston, SC | Year: Senior | Major: Sports Management

Career Interests: Sponsorship marketing with an NHL or soccer team.

Professional Experiences: Training camp intern with the Washington Redskins, marketing intern with the Washington Redskins, sales intern with DC United

Favorite Sports Teams: Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, FC Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC

Fun Fact: I was born in Munich, Germany and spent three years living in Shanghai, China.

 

ZACH SLAUGHTER, VP OF MEMBER RELATIONS

Email: zachslaughter@gwu.edu

Hometown: Orange County, CA  | Year: Senior | Major: Sports Management

Career Interests: Athlete representation, sports and entertainment, hospitality

Professional Experiences: Intern at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, GW Athletic department, The Jessie Reese Foundation

Favorite Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Lakers

Fun Fact: I am on the men's water polo team at GW. 

 

AGAM MITTAL, VP OF COMMUNICATIONS

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Email: amittal@gwu.edu

Hometown: Potomac, MD | Year: Senior | Major: Electrical Engineering

Career Interests: Undecided

Professional Experiences: Intern at the National Institutes of Health, Naval Research Lab and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Favorite Sports Teams: Washington Wizards, Washington Nationals, Carolina Panthers

Fun Fact: I used to have a Southern accent.

 

NICOLA KARASIK, EDITOR IN CHIEF

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Email: nicolakarasik@gwu.edu 

Hometown: Oakland, CA | Year: Senior | Major: Journalism and Mass Communications

Career Interests: I want to be an MLB and/or NBA reporter and eventually become a professional sports analyst.

Professional Experiences: Web content assistant in GW's Communications and Marketing Office, sports programming intern for SiriusXM MLB Network, production intern for NBC Sports Washington

Favorite Sports Teams: Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Wizards

Fun Fact: I lived in Peru for a year.

 

MUSTAFA GHASLETWALA, VP OF PARTNERSHIPS

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Email: mghaslet@gwu.edu

Hometown: Hightstown, NJ | Year: Senior | Major: Sports Management

Career Interests: To become an agent for NBA players

Professional Experiences: Washington Wizards, Special Olympics International, Tandem Sports & Entertainment, The Sports Entertainment Group, iSportsWeb

Favorite Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs, San Antonio Spurs

Fun Fact: I have been to six continents.

 

NIRAV KUMAR, OFFICER OF FINANCE

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Email: kumarn@gwu.edu

Hometown: Roslyn Heights, NY | Year: Sophomore | Major: BBA with a concentration in Business Analytics

Career Interests: Sports management, working with large data on Excel, analyzing business transactions

Professional Experiences: Corporate finance intern with Steve Madden

Favorite Sports Teams: New York Giants, New York Yankees, New York Knicks

Fun Fact: I love to watch cricket and am on GW’s cricket team.

 

MARIETTE GERVITZ, OFFICER OF EVENT PLANNING

Email: mgervitz@gwu.edu

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico | Year: Sophomore | Major: Marketing

Career Interests: Sports marketing

Professional Experiences: Interned at DDB Latina PR, Founder of Students Bring the Holidays to P.R. Nonprofit Corp. and with a showcase producer in PR

Favorite Sports Teams: Golden State Warriors, FC Barcelona, New York Yankees

Fun Fact: I played the violin at the Carnegie Hall when I was seven years old.

 

JONATHAN PRETE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

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Email: jonathan_prete@gwu.edu

Hometown: North Haven, CT | Year: Junior | Major: Sport Management and Finance

Career Interests: Sports agent, front office, investment banking

Professional Experiences: Washington Redskins CRM & analytics intern, Washington Redskins Rewards game day staff, Roadmap Advisors Investment Banking intern, U.S. SEC intern, Washington Analysis Marketing Administrative assistant

Favorite Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Brooklyn Nets, New York Giants

Fun Fact: I'm really into cars and go to the car show in New York every year.

 

STEPHANIE LEE, VP OF ALUMNI RELATIONS

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Email: steff7337@gwu.edu

Hometown: North Caldwell, NJ | Year: Senior | Major: Sports Management and Business Analytics

Career Interests: Corporate side of professional sports team/league (specific interest in the NBA)

Professional Experiences: Retail operations intern with the Washington Nationals

Favorite Sports Teams: I don't have favorite sports teams (I follow players more)

Fun Fact: I share a birthday with LeBron James,  Tiger Woods and Carson Wentz.

 

KOHEI ITO, OFFICER OF ALUMNI RELATIONS

Email: kohei_ito40@gwu.edu

Hometown: Paramus, NJ | Year: Senior  | Major: Business Administration

Career Interests: Sports sponsorship, community relations, marketing

Professional Experiences: Rockland Boulders, Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, SponsorUnited, PublicRelay

Favorite Sports Teams: New York Yankees

Fun Fact: I play club ultimate frisbee at GW. 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLEN ZHAO, VP OF MEMBER RELATIONS

Email: allentzhao10@gwu.edu

Hometown: Dalian, China | Year: Senior | Major: Sports Management

Career Interests: Basketball or baseball operations, youth sports and sports marketing

Professional Experiences: Youth sports coach with Kare Youth League, strategic marketing intern with the Washington Redskins, marketing intern with Sports and Fitness Industry Association

Favorite Sports Teams: USC Trojans football, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kentucky Wildcats basketball

Fun Fact: I have watched the entirety of The Office eight times.

 

GUTHRIE EDSON, OFFICER OF COMMUNICATIONS

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Email: edsong14@gwu.edu

Hometown: Falls Church, VA | Year: Junior | Major: Sport Management

Career Interests: Youth and high school athletics

Professional Experiences: Public address announcing

Favorite Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers, Washington Nationals, Washington Wizards, DC United, Liverpool FC

Fun Fact: I can name the capital and correctly identify the flag of every country in the world.

 

WILIAM DAVIS, OFFICER OF COMMUNICATIONS

Email: willrobdavis@gwu.edu

Hometown: Washington, DC | Year: Sophomore | Major: Finance

Career Interests: Financial advisor/analyst, possibly working in financial services for a sports team, being a mentor to the youth

Professional Experiences: World Bank, Urban Alliance

Favorite Sports Teams: Boston Celtics, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, New England Patriots

Fun Fact: I’m a good bowler, my highest score is a 220.

 

DIVYA ODAYAPPAN, VP OF EVENT PLANNING

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Email: divyaoday@gwu.edu

Hometown: Mansfield, MA | Year: Junior | Major: International Affairs and Economics

Career Interests: I don't know exactly what I want as a career, but I hope it incorporates policy, economics and sports; possibly sports data analytics or market research.

Professional Experiences: Intern at MASSPIRG and the Obama Foundation, math tutor for high school students

Favorite Sports Teams: New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics

Fun Fact: I met President Barack Obama last year.