AD Searches Highlight Turnkey’s First Quarter

In Q1 of 2016, Turnkey Search completed a wide variety of searches, highlighted by the placement of two NCAA Athletic Directors – Warde Manuel at the University of Michigan and Keri Becker at Grand Valley State University. Additional Q1 placements include:

Anaheim Ducks – CRO (Bill Pedigo)
Citigroup – Vice President, Sponsorship (Megan DuPont)
Grand Valley State University – Athletic Director (Keri Becker)
Ticketmaster – Senior Vice President, College Athletics (Janeen Lalik)
United States Masters Swimming – CEO (Dawson Hughes)
University of Michigan – Athletic Director (Warde Manuel)
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley – Men’s Basketball Coach (Lew Hill)
VStar Entertainment Group – CEO (Eric Grilly)

Turkey Search will stay busy in Q2: current active search clients include Bowling Green State University (Director of Athletics), Monumental Sports and Entertainment (Director, Corporate Partnership Sales and Vice President, St. Elizabeth Sports), the Oakland Raiders (Vice President, Analytics, and Vice President, Raider Image), Townsquare Media (Senior Vice President, Live Event Sales), the United Center (Vice President, Business Affairs) and the University of Minnesota (Athletic Director).

For more information about those searches, and all other active Turnkey searches, please visit our Job Board.


Turnkey Sports & Entertainment is the holding company that owns and operates Turnkey Search, the industry’s leading executive search firm, and also Turnkey Intelligence, the industry’s leading consumer intelligence firm. For more information about Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, visit

Turnkey Intelligence is the creator of the Audience Portal, the sports and entertainment industry’s online data and analytics hub. Over 220 clients utilize the Portal to sell and market smarter. TI is also home to a custom research department that has conducted and analyzed more than 500 studies for sports and entertainment’s top leagues, properties, brands and events. For more information about Turnkey Intelligence, visit

Turnkey Search has been an industry leader since 1996, with a legacy of more than 1,000 executive search placements. Our success and differentiation is grounded in actual, hands-on operating experience in college sports (Gene DeFilippo) and professional sports and entertainment (Len Perna), supported by an experienced and diverse team of recruiters (led by Carolyne Savini and others) with unmatched subject matter expertise in sports and entertainment.

For more information, contact:

Emily Huddell
Turnkey Sports & Entertainment



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