Northwood University to Host Second Annual Entertainment & Sport Management Symposium

Northwood University will host its second annual Entertainment & Sport Management Symposium from 10p.m. till 3p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. This Symposium, sponsored by the Entertainment & Sport Promotion Management Association and Professor Preston James IV, will be held in the Griswold Lecture Hall, on Northwood’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

The symposium will consist of two panel discussions. The morning panel discussion will be on the topic of women in the sports industry, followed by the afternoon panel discussing how to get into the sports industry. Featured speakers include Chris Howard, director of football NCAA; Danielle Harris, assistant commissioner of compliance GLIAC; Erin Mazurek, director of private event sales Detroit Red Wings; Talia Mark, associate director USA Track & Field; Arionne Allen, associate director of youth programs USA Track & Field; Theodore Moye, stage manager Tyler Perry Productions and sound engineer for Prince, and Howie Bell, comedian & promoter.

For more information about the Entertainment & Sport Management Symposium or Northwood University’s ESPMA Program, please contact Professor Preston James IV, assistant professor of Entertainment & Sport Promotion Management, at or 989.837.4485.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.