Kevin Alwell, Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program

Kevin Alwell is not yet 25 but in May he will have two graduate degrees (an MBA and a Master of Science in Sport & Entertainment Management), a triple-major bachelor’s degree (statistics, economics and sport management), and a handful of jobs – in America and abroad – under his belt.  

Alwell currently works as an account coordinator in the partnerships area for the Tampa Bay Lightning but his internships have been varied. He served as director of operations for the University of Connecticut’s Women’s Soccer program, as a media assistant for the United States Soccer Federation, as a sponsorship marketing assistant (and later as a media operations assistant) for the International Champions Cup, and as a press liaison for FC Barcelona, SL Benfica, and ACF Fiorentina. More recently, he has served as a research fellow with Wasserman and a consumer intelligence fellow for the Tampa Bay Lightning.  He also participated in a short-term role with the Tampa Bay Super Bowl Host Committee.

As a student in the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management program, he has also assisted with research projects, including published research (alongside faculty member Janelle Wells) that focused on improving diversity in sports industries.

Alwell has been recognized for his work. He was named an Honors Scholar by the University of Connecticut (where he earned his bachelor’s degrees). He was on the team named the Major League Soccer Operations Staff of the Year in 2017 (the New York Red Bulls) and again in 2019 (the Philadelphia Union). 

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