SportsBiz Free Agent of the Week: Brett Bush

It’s time for the SportsBiz Free Agent of the Week. Instead of featuring a top job posting, I like to feature a qualified industry professional who is looking for their next opportunity. If you are interested in being a future SportsBiz Free Agent of the Week, you can apply here. Now it’s time to introduce our next free agent, Brett Bush! Let’s learn more about him.

Goal: I would like to use my Sports Management Masters Degree to help me launch my career in the industry using the training and experiences that I have developed while interning in various positions with several professional teams and colleges.

Experience:

Premium Services Game Day Employee, Philadelphia Phillies, 2010

  • Direct face-to-face interaction with guests
  • Ensure guests receive “World Class” customer service as part of their game day experience

Athletics Special Events Coordinator, Drexel University, 2009- 2010

  • Created and implemented a marketing plan, including advertising and grassroots campaigns, for games and events (Field Hockey Play 4the Cure game and Midnight Madness)
  • Helped the field hockey team raise double the amount of donations from the prior year
  • Assisted in creating, planning and execution of events
  • Coordinate all aspects of assigned projects within marketing, promotions and special events
  • Coordinate the development and execution of secondary activities (donations and apparel sales) at collegiate athletic events

Event Manager, Coaches v. Cancer: Bowl for the Cure, Drexel University, 2009

  • Managed all aspects of the charity event, including budgeting and team supervision
  • Coordinated with the American Cancer Society
  • Coordinated the event marketing material with the public relations department

Athletic Operations Intern, Drexel University, 2008-2009

  • Ensured media outlets received official stats for basketball games
  • Assisted in the operation of athletic events (set-up, break-down, in-game operations, official scoring)
  • Trained in ticket sales and distribution and event management

Complex Marketing Department Intern, Comcast-Spectacor, 2009

  • Responsible for grassroots marketing efforts in my local area
  • Lead the most successful sales and marketing efforts out of 35 individuals to target new fan base for the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Trained in the basics of athletic event management including marketing, sales, public relations, media relations, advertising,  and event planning

Media Center/Public Relations Intern, World TeamTennis: Philadelphia Freedoms, 2009

  • Brainstormed, wrote, proofread and edited promotional documents and press releases regarding upcoming events, matches and athletes
  • Liaised with World TeamTennis Vice President of Communications
  • Coordinated media credential requests from various news organizations
  • Helped manage journalists and photographers at media deck & responsible for Press Room setup
  • Coordinated Press Conferences and interviews with media outlets and marquee players
  • Tracked and filed media clippings regarding the Freedoms from media outlets in attendance

Sports Information Director Intern, Philadelphia Force, 2009

  • Wrote press releases regarding all team and league activities and edited team media guide

Athletic Communications Student Aid, Hofstra University, 1997-2000

  • Edited Media Guides and other game day publications
  • Worked with PA Announcer syncing with on-field acts and on-screen advertisements
  • Official statistician for collegiate athletic games
  • Assisted in the operation of athletic events (set-up, break-down, in-game operations, official scoring)

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management, Hofstra University, May 2001
  • Masters of Science, Sports Management, Drexel University, June 2010

Greatest Accomplishments:

Finishing my 325 page thesis, “Rule 5: An Analysis of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Character Clause” (viewable at https://sites.google.com/site/brettbushthesis/) and being asked by The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) to turn it into an article for possible publishing next year.

Sell Yourself in 3 Sentences or Less:

I purposely took on internships in various segments within the inner workings of collegiate and professional sports; I believe that by having vast hands-on experiences makes me more valuable to any organization that I begin my career with.  My drive and willingness to succeed provides me with the passion that I have when I take on projects.

You can connect with Brett through LinkedIn or via email at Brett.Bush@drexel.edu. If you have an open opportunity with your organization or know of another company that can benefit from Brett’s experience, please reach out to him. I want to see this weekly feature really help some great people places into the industry positions they deserve.

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