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Working with Interns

Volunteers are vital to an event running smoothly, but interns can be a crucial part of the planning process. Most sports event planners don’t know how to create internship opportunities.

Panelists

Curtis AndersonCurtis Anderson – Director of Communications, TrackTown USA

Curtis has worked for TrackTown USA since 2013, setting and guiding communication strategies, coordinating media relations, and creating content and communication materials for the 2016 US Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships, the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships and the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Previously, he worked for 35 years as a sports journalist, including 27 years at The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene.

Whitney WagonerWhitney Wagoner – Director, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at University of Oregon

Whitney Wagoner was named director of the University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center in June 2015. Wagoner was affiliated with the Warsaw Center for 11 years prior to being elevated to director, teaching sports business courses at both the undergraduate and MBA levels, as well as serving as undergraduate program manager.

A 1996 graduate of the University of Oregon, she spent seven years in a variety of corporate marketing positions with the National Football League (NFL) in New York.  While at the NFL, she was responsible for the management of several key sponsorship programs, including Motorola, Sony, and IBM. Wagoner also spent four years with Peter Jacobsen Productions as event staff for the Fred Meyer Challenge. She completed her graduate business studies at the Stern School of Business at New York University, earning an MBA in marketing and economics in 2003.

Wagoner serves on the Sports Advisory Council for the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission and has served on the Sustainability Committee for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, the UO’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee and the Eugene Komen Race for the Cure Committee. She won the Lundquist College of Business’s Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2008, as well as the Dean’s College Service Award both in 2008 and 2014. Whitney and her husband, a musician and instructor of music at University of Oregon, live in Eugene with their two children. She is the first woman to serve as director of the Warsaw Center, which was founded in 1993.