Each week the MSBC will conduct a Q&A with two current planning committee members to provide some background on the people working hard to make the 2014 conference a success. This week Junior Aaron Goldstein shares his experience of being on the 2014 MSBC team.
MSBC: Explain your role in the MSBC team and what you are currently doing in preparation for the MSBC 2014 conference.
Goldstein: As co-president of the MSBC I am responsible for overseeing the entire team along side with my good friend, David Herman. In conjunction we are responsible for making sure the Marketing, Event Planning, Partnerships, Speakers & Execs and Team Relations teams are making significant progress each and every week. We are also the bridge between our current team, alumni and board of advisors who are all such amazing resources for us! Also from working on the Event Planning team last year I am able to give first hand guidance to the planning process that we truly pride ourselves upon.
MSBC: Based on your past conference experience, what is one aspect of the conference that you want to focus on improving for 2014?
Goldstein: I think one aspect of the conference that really could help us take it to the next level is the networking aspect. In the past we have struggled to really knock it out of the ball park but have begun planning ways to improve the networking time and really think we might have something special brewing.
MSBC: What has it been like working with Co-President David Herman?
Goldstein: Working with David has been amazing. Not only is David a great person and friend, but it is so easy because we have such similar interests. I think the most important thing that David brings to the table is how composed and organized he is. He always has something for us to be working on and rarely forgets to follow up on even the smallest of details. David’s previous leadership within the MSBC is truly driving us to push the limits!
MSBC: What does the 2014 theme “Game Changers: Innovating Today. Defining Tomorrow” mean to you?
Goldstein: I think the 2014 theme is pretty simple. Where is sport business going forward? How can the fan experience be improved? What are the things that are truly going to change over the next few years? Those are only a few questions we are hoping to be answered, but by looking forward, it will allow us to really inspire creativity and innovation and that is something that we strive to do.
MSBC: What are your professional aspirations upon graduating from the University of Michigan?
Goldstein: This summer I will be interning with J.P. Morgan so for now I am headed toward the financial sector but I would love to hopefully link back up with sports down the road!
Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Cavaliers, Browns and Indians
Sports Industry Professional You Want To Meet: Phil Knight
Favorite Athlete: Kyrie Irving
Greatest Sports Moment You’ve Witnessed: Either Super Bowl XLVI or the 2014 Final Four in Atlanta
Favorite Sports Film: Miracle
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