About Us

The Michigan Statewide Sport Management Conference is operated by the Michigan Statewide Sport Management Association made up of the following colleges/universities:


Board of Directors:

President – Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush (Aquinas College)
Vice President – Keith Christy (Adrian College)
Treasurer – Ritch Reynolds (Southwestern Michigan College)
Secretary – James Lewis (Western Michigan University)

Association Staff and Committees:

Association Membership/Marketing Director – Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush (Aquinas College)
Web Editor  РHeather Kesselring-Quakenbush (Aquinas College)
Faculty Get-together Coordinator – Sandy Alspach (Ferris State University)


To allow Michigan’s diverse collegiate students to immerse themselves in the field of sport management. In addition, this organization opens the door to students of all economic means to gain the benefits of meaningful educational experiences, professional development in sport management careers, and substantive networking opportunities.

Michigan Statewide Sport Management Association works collaboratively with Michigan Universities and Colleges and its in-state employers and agencies and professionals to foster a network of connections through the field of Sport Management.


The Michigan Statewide Sport Management Association believes sport management students should have a wealth of experiences and networking opportunities prior to graduation so that they stand the best chance of landing field-related jobs.

We are committed to providing a quality educational and networking opportunity at student friendly pricing.

We believe that, united, Michigan colleges, universities and sport commissions can combine resources and provide a superior conference experience.

We are passionate about student success.