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Keynote Speaker: Becky Newell

At this year's forum, we are proud to announce LPGA Director of Tournament Business Affairs Becky Newell and the featured Keynote Speaker! Hear Becky talk about how she became the professional she is today and her stance on women's roles in modern sports. 

This year's forum will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 9:00 am in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (room 206). Registration forms can be found below. Admission is free to the event. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Event Director Angeline Seames at


Speakers photographs below are in alphabetical order

  • Kelly Andrews - Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, University of Toledo

  • Dr. Ketra Armstrong - Professor of Sport Management, University of Michigan

  • Dr. Kerry Bebie - Assistant Professor, Baldwin-Wallace University

  • Christine Burns - Marketing Manager, Dayton Dragons

  • Nan Carney-DeBord - Associate VP Director of Athletics & Recreation, Denison University

  • Ellen Chlumecky - Customer Success Specialist, Snapsheet, Inc.

  • Alexx Klein - Studio Production Coordinator, Big Ten Network

  • Rachel O'Connor - Director of Marketing and Promotions, Ashland University

  • Dr. Patty Raube-Keller - Sport Administration Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

  • Marissa Tashenberg - Academic Coordinator, Bowling Green State University

  • Megan Valentine - Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Women's Administrator, State University of New York at Fredonia

  • Rebecca Vanderwaal - Security Manager, Cincinnati Reds