Executive Board

Fall 2017 Executive Board

Co-President – Alex Zalesne (’18)

Alex Zalesne is a senior in the Industrial and Labor Relations School, with a minor in business. Before serving as co-president, he worked on the E-Board as the VP of Marketing and the Treasurer. In addition to his position with SBS, he also serves as the President of Cornell Mundial club soccer team. Alex has spent his previous summers interning at the Democratic National Committee and at the Owen Steel Company. After college, Alex plans on working in the sports industry.  

Co-President – Ben Gilman (’18)

Ben Gilman is a Senior in the Industrial and Labor Relations School pursuing a law and society minor.  Previous to serving as Co-President, he hosted the SBS Report on cornellradio.com as the President of Radio.  Ben has completed internships with the Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center, Omnicom Group Inc and Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group.  After college, Ben plans on attending law school with a special interest in sports and employment law.

Director of Operations – Matt Vani (’19)

Matt is a junior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations pursuing a minor in business. He is from Long Island, New York and wants to pursue a career in the business of sports. Last summer he worked as an intern for the New York Islanders in their Community Relations and Events Department. He also worked as an intern on the inaugural Cornell ILR Sports Leadership Summit.  His special interests include minor league baseball, Real Madrid soccer, and anything related to New York sports.

Vice President of Finance – Sean Carver (’19)

Sean Carver is a Junior majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations with a minor in business. He currently serves as the Treasurer. He is also a member of the other club soccer team, Santos, that is better than Alex’s team. Sean has spent his previous summers interning at Huntington Bank in Columbus and went to as many Columbus Clippers games as he could. He is an avid Yankees and Rangers fan but is willing to discuss or watch any sport. His greatest sports achievement: bowling 200+ once.

Vice President of Events – Margot Werner (’19)

Margot Werner hails from Chicago, IL and is a junior in the Industrial and Labor Relations School. Actively involved in SBS, Margot also conducts a Cornell-funded research project focusing on how professional athletes can create career paths that make for long term success and happiness. A huge Chicago Blackhawks fan, she had the pleasure of interning with the National Hockey League this past summer.

Vice President of Member Development – Scott Symons (’19)

Scott Symons is a junior in Arts and Sciences studying Economics and History. In addition to his position in SBS, he serves as the Secretary of Big Red Sports Network (BRSN) and Internal Development Coordinator of Residential Student Congress (RSC). Scott has spent the past summer with the Child Care Council of Westchester and Overtime, a high school sports media app.

Vice President of Marketing – Conor Kiembock (’18)

Conor Kiembock is a senior bioengineering student minoring in business. Conor joined Sports Business Society for his love of sports, and has since used his engineering and marketing skills to further the club’s ambitions. He mostly follows European soccer, but enjoys taking part in the SBS discussions during general body meetings to hear what others believe or enjoy about sports.

Creative Director – Sabrina Smith (’18)

Sabrina Smith is a senior in the Industrial Labor Relations School at Cornell University and pursuing minors in Informational Science and business. Besides being involved in SBS, she is one of the managers of the wrestling team. Sabrina has completed internships with Gabelli Asset Management and Hashtag Sports.

Vice President of Career Services – Bryce Winkler (’20)

Bryce Winkler is a sophomore in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is a diehard Cleveland sports fan from Canton, Ohio who is pursuing a career in sports business. Bryce has worked at the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce setting up media relations for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. His interests in sports lie in all things NBA, the corruptness of the NCAA, statistics, and the modernization/future of sports.

Vice President of Alumni Affairs – Josh Klein (’18)

Josh Klein is a senior in the Industrial and Labor Relations School pursuing the business and law & society minors.  In addition to his position in SBS, he currently serves as Co-President of the Big Red Sports Network (BRSN) and Alumni Chairman for his fraternity. Josh has completed internships with NBC Sports (at the Rio Olympics) and Horizon Media, in its Scout Sports and Entertainment Marketing department.  This past summer, Josh was a Strategy & Operations Consulting Summer Intern at Deloitte.

Vice President of Alumni Affairs – Hannah Blustein (’19)

Hannah Blustein a junior in the ILR School pursuing minors in Business, Law and Society, and Inequality Studies. She is also involved on campus through College Mentors for Kids and is Secretary for her sorority. Hannah’s favorite sports team is the New York Giants and in 2011 she went to Super Bowl XLII for her birthday! Looking forward, Hannah’s dream job is to work in human resources for a sports team or league.

Senior Vice President – Skyler Kanfer (’18)

Skyler Kanfer is a senior in the Industrial and Labor Relations School. Skyler has been writing for the SBS blog since the start of his freshman year, which come in addition to his contributions for Baseball Prospectus. He has a passion for sports and is interested in working in baseball operations following his graduation. He has attended the SABR Analytics Conference, Ivy Sports Symposium, Sabermetrics Seminar to Benefit the Jimmy Fund and the Angioma Alliance, and MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

Senior Vice President – Hal Schwimmer (’18) 

Hal Schwimmer is a senior in the Industrial and Labor Relations School with a minor in business. In addition to being on the E-board at SBS, he is a peer mentor for the ILR school as well as an associate for Cornell’s European Business Society. Hal spent this past summer as a Marketing and Business Development Intern at Suite Experience Group, a sports technology startup based in San Francisco, CA.

President of Radio – Jared Katz (’19)

Jared Katz is a sophomore in the ILR School and is also pursuing a minor in business.  In addition to his position in SBS, he is an associate in Cornell Strategic Consulting and the Recruitment Chair of his social fraternity.  This past summer, he was a Corporate Intern at the Fireman Hospitality Group and completed an internship at Sirius XM in Ad Sales the previous summer.

Vice President of Radio – Ian Capell (’20)

Ian Capell is a sophomore in the ILR school pursuing a minor in business, and law & society.  In addition to his position in SBS, he is in the Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Club, and is the Vice President of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Ian interned at Old Orchard Capital this past summer and aspires to be a sports attorney.

President of Blog – Bradley Wright (’18)


Vice President of Blog – Daniel Kozek (’20)

Daniel Kozek is a sophomore in the Industrial and Labor Relations School pursuing minors in business and law and society. He has been a member of the Sports Business Society since the fall of his freshman year and has written for both the magazine and the blog. His interests include collective bargaining in the NFL and compensation for NCAA student-athletes and he is a passionate fan of the New York Knicks and Jets.

President of Magazine – Noah Fink (’19)


Vice President of Magazine – Harrison Marcus (’20)

Harrison Marcus is a sophomore in the ILR School pursuing a business minor. In addition to his position at SBS, Harrison is a Commissioner for the Cornell Student Activities Funding Commission, and he is the managing editor of a basketball media company, Last Word on Pro Basketball. This past summer, Harrison interned at Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Branch in Western Long Island.

Director of Research – Nathaniel Buchwald (’19)



One Comment

  • Ivan Dimitrov


    One of my friends that’s in the Cornell Sports Business Society told me about your organization. I am not sure what the process is to join; however, I am a huge sports, in particular an NBA fan, and would love to write for your blog.

    Thank you,
    Ivan Dimitrov

    • 9:01 pm - September 20, 2015