SPM Advisory Board

Department of Sport Management Industry Advisory Board Members

Raquel Braun (Board Chair)

Raquel Braun is a seasoned sports business executive with an extensive background in sports media rights negotiations, event production, strategy development, and high-profile talent engagement. Raquel has worked with the biggest sports leagues and events in the world, including FIFA, the NFL, Formula 1, MLB, MLS, UEFA, the NHL, UFC and NASCAR.  Raquel most recently served as the Head of Media, Talent and Esports—Business Development at EA SPORTS, and prior to that she spent a decade as a Business & Legal Affairs executive at FOX SPORTS.

Bill Carr

Bill Carr is the Executive Coach of Athletics Career Spear, LLC, (ACS). He has a varied and genuinely successful background in athletics, having served as Athletics Director at the University of Florida (1979 -1986) and the University of Houston (1993-1997). Carr was President and Founder of CarrSports Consulting, which he led from 1997 – 2020.

Joleen Cacciatore Miller

Joleen Cacciatore Miller is the Executive Director for the Gainesville Sports Commission (GSC) which is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1988, whose mission is to promote tourism through sporting events by hosting or helping others host events to create economic impact for Gainesville and Alachua County.

Taryn Morgan

Taryn Morgan is the Vice President of Athletic and Personal Development at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL where she oversees a staff of 75+ specialists in athletic training, strength & conditioning, mental conditioning, leadership, nutrition, sport science and vision training.

Lonnie Phillips

As Chief Customer Officer of Fanatics Commerce, Lonnie oversees Global Direct to Consumer Operations which includes fulfillment, manufacturing, transportation, and customer service for the company. His scope of responsibility involves leading over 1,500 employees and managing state-of-the-art fulfillment centers, call centers, and production facilities which span over 2 million square feet and are strategically located across the globe.

Christina Ramos

Christina M. Ramos began her career at the University of Florida interning with Gator Boosters Inc. and working as the Assistant Director of Gator Gala, which celebrated 100 Years of Gator Football. Following her experiences at the University of Florida, Ramos went on to work for the Orange Bowl Committee in 2007 as the 75th Anniversary Coordinator.

Robert Stecklow

Rob Stecklow has had marketing roles at many of the biggest brands in sports including Paramount+/CBC Sports, The NFL, Verizon, DIRECTV/AT&T, DAZN, and ABC Sports/ESPN. His current SVP role at Paramount+ has him overseeing marketing for the streamer using tentpole sports such as the NFL and UEFA Champions League to attract new subscribers to the service.

Steve Stowe

Entering his 23rd season with the Miami HEAT, and sixth as Vice President/Executive Director of the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, Steve Stowe oversees the fundraising arm of the team, while working alongside the players and coaches to support their local philanthropic endeavors.

Quentin Williams

M. Quentin Williams is the founder and CEO of Dedication to Community (D2C), the national nonprofit he established in 2012. Quentin’s career in law, professional sports and leadership consulting culminates in D2C, which delivers skills-building workshops and ongoing forums to improve understanding and build relationships in communities through healing, reconciliation and unity.