Professional Development Session
POWER PLAY - THE FACE OF MARKETING;
HOW COVID CHANGED EVERYTHING
March 17, 2022 from NOON - 1:00 p.m.
join Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Pittsburgh for a virtual Power Play session on March 17,
2021, from 12-1 pm. We will focus on how Covid changed Sports. In the office, in the venue, and with the media and fans, nothing is what it
once was. See how our major league sports teams have pivoted their brands in the front office and fan-facing to become more focused on what people want in 2022.
- Dr. Laura Miller
- Laura is a Professor of Sports Management and Program Director of the Sports Management Program at
the University of California. She also has a seat on the WISE Pittsburgh Board and manages the Collegiate Club Program.
Your panelist line-up:
- Jackie Riggleman
- Jackie is the Director of Facility Operations and Strategy for the Pittsburgh Pirates. She
currently oversees facility project management, the maintenance staff, facility services offered to employees, and the strategy for all Pittsburgh Pirates facilities (Pittsburgh, Florida &
Dominican Republic). Jackie previously worked in Bradenton, Florida, at the Pirates Spring Training Facility where she worked with both Spring Training and Marauders games. Prior to that, she began
her career in Morgantown, West Virginia with the West Virginia Black Bears (formerly a short-season Affiliate of the Pirates). She graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Journalism and
an MS in Sports Management. When not at the ballpark you can find her exploring the city looking for the best restaurants and hiking trails!
- Carey Cox - Carey is currently the Senior Director of Integrated
Marketing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In her role, she acts as a cross-departmental connector in bringing Pirates initiatives to the marketplace. She oversees Advertising, Digital Marketing, Social
Media, Promotions, Licensing, and Authentics for the Pirates. Before joining the Pirates in September, Carey spent 6.5 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 11 years with the Tampa Bay Rays. A
graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carey bleeds Carolina blue! In her spare time, she is adjusting to the cold and exploring the city with her dog by her
- Angela Tegnelia
- Angela was named the Communications Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers in July of 2019. She
was originally hired as the team’s public relations assistant in 2017. Angela’s experience in sports PR spans six professional teams and three professional leagues, including the NBA and NHL. She’s
spent a total of eight seasons in NFL communications and has worked as an NFL PR representative at three Super Bowls. In her current role, Angela’s responsibilities include managing public relations
activities for the Steelers offensive coaches, as well as a number of key players on the team. She also operates as the media contact for community relations activities and manages media
credentialing for all football activities including Steelers games. Angela is a 2013 graduate of the University of Florida.
- Tracey McCants Lewis
- Tracey is the Vice President of Human Resources and Deputy General Counsel at the Pittsburgh
Penguins. She is the immediate past director of the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education at Duquesne University School of Law and a tenured Associate Professor of Law. She taught the
Civil Rights Clinic and Unemployment Compensation Clinic and coordinated the law school’s pro bono program. She is currently an adjunct professor of clinical legal education at Duquesne Law
School where she teaches in the Civil Rights Clinic. The clinic focuses on providing re-entry assistance to individuals with a past criminal background through the legal channels of criminal
record expungement and the Governor’s pardon.
2019 Woman of
Excellence Award Cocktail Reception honoring Director of Athletics at the University of Pittsburgh, Heather Lyke.