Sports businesswoman Tyler Tumminia to speak at USF

Public invited to talk by co-owner of Pittsfield Suns,

JOLIET, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) is pleased to present “A League of Her Own”-- a talk by businesswoman Tyler Tumminia on something near and dear to her heart: gender and sports leadership.


On March 21 at 3 p.m., Tumminia, who is senior vice president at Goldklang Group, will talk about her role with the successful sports entertainment consulting and management firm. Goldklang Group provides operational consulting and management services in all areas relating to sports franchise and event acquisition, promotion and operation.


Tumminia is a renowned businesswoman in the world of sports and has managed the day-to-day responsibilities of five minor league baseball teams. In addition, she is responsible for the development of the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame, which has received tremendous recognition in the industry and has been hailed as a game-changer in how scouts are perceived at local levels.


In February 2012, she became co-owner of the Pittsfield Suns, a summer collegiate baseball team that plays in the Futures League in Pittsfield, Mass.


Tumminia has been keynote speaker at the NCAA Women’s Leadership Symposium in Boston; at the world’s leading sports digital conference, “Blogs with Balls,” in Toronto; and at the Ivy Sports Symposium at Columbia University in New York. In July 2013, Tumminia will be a keynote speaker at the “Sport is Fantastic” conference in Melbourne, Australia.


Said USF Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management professor Lyle Hicks, “Ms. Tumminia is highly recognized in the sport marketing industry as ‘the best of the best’ for developing award-winning marketing strategies. She will educate our students empowerment, important leadership skills, market trends in sports, how to be successful in the sports industry, how to become a change agent, and how to break through the glass ceiling. In general, she’ll enlighten the group on how to achieve goals and expand professional horizons.”

Tumminia’s talk in the University of St. Francis Sexton Auditorium will be open to the public and is offered in conjunction with Women’s History Month and the university’s College of Business and Health Administration Symposium. Admission is complimentary. For more information on attending, contact USF’s Chris Zielinski at (815) 740-5067 or czielinski@stfrancis.edu.


The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing and health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.

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