Executive Board

Fall 2016 Executive Board

President – Ethan Cramer Gibbs (’17)


Vice President of Events – Joshua Klein (’18)

Josh Klein is a junior in the Industrial and Labor Relations School pursuing a business minor.  In addition to his position in SBS, he currently serves as the 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), Horizon Media, and the Metropolitan Golf Association.

Director of Operations – Matt Vani (’19)

Matt is a sophmore in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is from Long Island, New York and wants to pursue a career in the business of sports. His favorite sports teams are the New York Mets, Jets, Islanders, Knicks and Real Madrid. His special interests include minor league baseball, sports law and anything related to New York sports.

Director of Finance – Alex Zalesne (’18)


Creative Director – Sabrina Smith (’18)

Sabrina Smith is an undergraduate in the Industrial Labor Relations School at Cornell University and pursuing a minor in Informational Science. She has completed internships with OPT Central and Gabelli Asset Management. She is also one of the Cornell wrestling team’s managers and is interested in graphic design and marketing.

Director of Marketing – Hal Schwimmer (’18)

Hal Schwimmer is a junior in the ILR School. He is from Armonk, New York and and enjoys rooting for the Mets, Jets, Knicks, and Chelsea F.C. In addition to being a featured blogger, Hal serves as SBS’s Director of Marketing. His sports business interests include the compensation of college athletes, the legality of daily fantasy sports, and the collective bargaining in sports leagues. This past summer Hal was a human capital development intern for Bak USA, a technology company based in Buffalo, New York.

Director of Career Services – Cole Finke (’18)

Cole Finke is an undergraduate in the Industrial and Labor Relations School, pursuing a minor in business. He grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and is an avid Cincinnati sports fan. This past summer, Cole worked as an intern in a Private Wealth Management Group at UBS. After graduation, he hopes to use SBS to help him pursue opportunities in consulting and finance within the sports industry.

President of Radio and Vice President of Alumni Affairs  Ben Gilman (’18)

Ben Gilman is a junior in the Industrial and Labor Relations School pursuing a law and society minor.  He hosts the SBS Report on cornellradio.com and served as recruitment chair of his fraternity.  Ben has completed internships with the Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center and Omnicom Group Inc.  After college, Ben is looking to attend law school and work in sports law.

Vice President of Radio – Jared Katz (’19)


President of Blog – Skyler Kanfer (’18)

Skyler Kanfer is a junior 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 Batting Leadoff and Baseball Prospectus. He has a passion for sports and is interested in working in baseball operations (more specifically, baseball analytics) following his graduation. He has attended the Ivy Sports Symposium, Sabermetrics Seminar to Benefit the Jimmy Fund and the Angioma Alliance, and MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (twice).

Vice President of Blog – Bradley Wright (’18)


President of Magazine – Karthik Sekharan (’17)

Karthik Sekharan is an undergraduate in the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University pursuing a minor in Spanish. Karthik is very passionate about working in the sports industry and has been involved with the Sports Business Society since his freshman year. This is his second semester serving as the President of the Magazine but he has written many articles for the magazine throughout his time at Cornell. This past summer, Karthik worked with the Charlotte Hornets as a human resources intern where he had the opportunity to gain some relevant experience in the sports industry. Karthik is very excited for the upcoming year and to work with everyone in the club!

Vice President of Magazine – Noah Fink (’19)

My name is Noah Fink and I am currently a sophomore in the ILR School. In SBS I am serving my first semester as the Vice President of the SBS magazine, entitled Sports, Inc, for which I wrote an article last semester on baseball’s Competitive Balance Tax. My career interest in the sports business world is in baseball, particularly player compensation and the role of the MLBPA in collective bargaining. In addition to SBS I work at the Catherwood Library in Ives Hall and although I hail from the Philadelphia area, I am a big Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Vice President of Alumni Affairs – Hannah Blustein (’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

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