The Springfield College Department of Sport Management and Recreation hosted its annual Weckwerth Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, titled "Women in Sport Leadership." The evening featured a virtual panel discussion led by three Springfield College alumnae in sport leadership positions who shared their perspectives and experiences in talking about learning how to be successful in sport management and how to overcome adversity.
The panel included:
Lisa Feigenbaum ’08 - Vice President Groups, Premium Hospitality, and Event Sales, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Calif. Feigenbaum oversees strategy for the Kings and Golden 1 Center group sales, as well as the strategy for the arena’s nearly 100 premium suites, lofts, and balcony boxes. She also oversees a newly established team to facilitate the use of the arena for special events.
Ashley Meganck ’06 - Director of Corporate Sales, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, Buffalo, N.Y. Meganck is an experienced sports professional who has worked in the industry her entire career. As director of corporate sales for Pegula, she manages corporate sales initiatives for the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and all Pegula entities.
Erica L. Rivers ’98 - Chief Operations Officer, 3PointFoundation, Boston, Mass. Rivers has more than 20 years of experience in sports as a high school and collegiate athlete and intercollegiate athletics administrator. She has been actively involved with various boards and committees promoting athletics, women, and minorities.
The Weckwerth e-Series brings leading experts in the fields of sport management and recreation to Springfield College to address emerging trends in these areas.
The Weckwerth Lecture is named in honor of the late Charles F. Weckwerth, who was a distinguished Springfield College professor of Humanics, and annually brings leading experts in the fields of sport management and recreation to Springfield College to address emerging trends in these fields.