Tyler Epp, Kansas City Chiefs
Tyler Epp (JD 2003) was hired as the Kansas City Chiefs’ Vice President of Business Development in 2013. Epp is skilled and experienced in partnership development, commercial program development and management, negotiation, team building, personnel hiring and management, creative problem solving, and implementing positive organizational change. In his role with the club, Epp oversees corporate partnership sales and service, local and regional media rights negotiation and implementation, premium sales and service, and ticket sales and operations. He is responsible for establishing the commercial direction for the franchise, including maintaining and establishing relationships with key members of the business community in Kansas City and throughout Chiefs Kingdom. Epp joined the Chiefs after four years as the Vice President of Business Development and later Senior Vice President of Business Development with MLB’s San Diego Padres.
Valerie White, Cowley College
Valerie White is currently the admissions coordinator at Cowley College. As the admissions coordinator, she supervises and assists Admissions Representatives in the implementation of the admissions recruitment plan through campus visits and events, high school visits, college fair's, adult education fair's, academic advising, billing and receiving, financial aid, and other recruitment strategies. White also manages all student-athlete and international student enrollment. Before joining Cowley’s admissions team, Valerie spent three seasons as the Coordinator for On-Campus Recruiting for football at Indiana University, bringing in the top recruiting classes in the school’s history as well as back-to-back bowl game appearances (the first in over 20 years). Prior to Indiana Football, White was a graduate manager for Florida Atlantic's men's basketball and graduate assistant for the football team with previous experience as an intern for the women’s basketball team for two seasons during her undergraduate career at KU.
Kent Weiser, Emporia State Athletics
Kent Weiser assumed leadership as Athletics Director of Emporia State University in 1999. Throughout the past 19 years, ESU Athletic programs have consistently competed at the national level of NCAA Division II. Emporia State programs continue a streak of 15 straight years with at least one program finishing with a top 10 national ranking. The Hornet softball team finished NCAA National Runner-up in 2006 and 2008. ESU Baseball finished National Runner-up in 2009. The Hornet Women’s basketball was NCAA National Champions in 2010. A native of Great Bend, Kansas, Weiser earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981, and a Master’s of Education degree in Sports Management in 1992, both from the University of Kansas. He began his career in athletics at KU, where from 1981-88 he served the Jayhawks as Women’s Golf Coach, Ticket Manager, and Athletics Marketing Director. From 1990-93, he was the director of Development at Ottawa University, and in 1993, joined the athletics department at Oregon State University, first as Director of Corporate Marketing, then promoted to Associate AD for External Operations.
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