KAS Board of Governors
The Kinesiology Alumni Society has grown and thrived, thanks in part to its board members and leadership. The current board chair is Elizabeth Sibilsky Enselman (term is 2021-2023).
- Engage with alumni through in-person/virtual events - leading with Homecoming
- Recognize alumni via annual Alumni Awards
- Highlight alumni stories across Kinesiology platforms (e.g., website, social)
- Organize learning opportunities for alumni (e.g., continuing education, speaker series)
- Track potential future board members
- Connect the KAS Board with faculty/staff
- Partner with Undergraduate/Graduate Student Affairs - leading with outreach to new admits and key events (e.g., Prospective Student Days, Campus Days)
- Provide in-classroom support
- Fund scholarships to deserving students (through board donations and events) and determine recipients each year
- Host alumni-student “office hours” focused on general networking, resume reviews, interview prep, etc.
- Share internship/job opportunities with the Careers Office
- Drive career development events, including career fairs and the Homecoming Mixer
- Support Kinesiology student organizations
- Represent alumni at key school events (e.g., Homecoming, Kinesiology Commencement)
- Interview and approve new KAS Board members
- Oversee KAS Board committees (i.e., Educational Support, Professional Development, Alumni Engagement)
- Liaise with School of Kinesiology faculty and staff
The board is soliciting nominations to replace members whose terms are ending in the next several months. If you know somebody who would be an asset to the board, please submit their names (your own, if you would like to self-nominate) to KinesBoard@umich.edu.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
Corey Adler is associate counsel of the Americas for SPORTFIVE. SPORTFIVE is a global sports and entertainment marketing and management company. The company represents world class athletes and offers expertise in corporate consulting, sponsorship sales, media rights distribution, the operation and management of professional sporting events and original content creation and distribution.
In this role, Corey works across all divisions of SPORTFIVE, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the legal department and supporting the agency’s various businesses on a wide range of transactional matters. His responsibilities include negotiating, structuring, and drafting commercial agreements for SPORTFIVE’s athletes, corporate clients and its internal sales, events and production teams. Corey has worked on numerous endorsement, marketing, sales, licensing, media rights, new media and event agreements during his time at SPORTFIVE. He also counsels SPORTFIVE Sports on its corporate transactions, intellectual property issues and real estate matters.
Corey graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007 with a degree in Sport Management and attended the University of Miami Law School where he graduated in 2010.
Eric Boye is a marketing and technology strategist currently working at Kimberly-Clark, leading customer experience and service design initiatives across the company. His prior consulting experience includes leading innovation and design thinking workshops and developing roadmaps and project plans to help companies create a new future for their business.
Eric also has experience leading digital marketing and advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, including working with emerging technology startups to find new ways to reach and engage with consumers.
Eric earned his MBA at the Georgia Institute of Technology with a focus on Marketing and Managing Innovation and Technology (2017), and his BA at the University of Michigan in Sport Management (2010). While at Michigan, he completed internships with the Detroit Lions, Major League Baseball, University of Michigan Athletic Department, Toledo Mud Hens, and Octagon.
Noel earned his BA in Sport Management in 1994 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1997. He has worked as an attorney with Slusky, Walt & Steinberger, PC, for twenty years and became a partner fourteen years ago. Prior to "joining the dark side" and practicing law, Noel worked in sport management with Golden Bear International in North Palm Beach, Florida. He interned with WFAN sports radio in New York and in the University of Michigan Athletics Department.
This is his third stint as a member of the Kinesiology Alumni Society Board of Directors, totaling over fourteen years with terms as the chair-elect and chair of the board. His proudest accomplishment on the board is starting up four scholarship funds, including the Bernard "Pat" Maloy Scholarship, Shelly Kovacs Scholarship, and Kinesiology Alumni Society Board Scholarship.
A native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Claire Coates graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, majoring in Athletic Training. She continued her education at the University of Florida earning a Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training and a specialization in Strength & Conditioning.
Claire has since helped many athletes at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels in many arenas. She worked as an athletic trainer at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and as co-head athletic trainer at Oakland University, prior to Michigan Athletics beginning in 2016.
Claire serves as a preceptor within the U-M School of Kinesiology Athletic Training Education Program and is the Athletic Department liaison for the Organization of Athletic Training Students (OATS). Displaying a deep passion for the growth of the athletic training student, Claire enjoys coaching and developing the clinical skills of her students in addition to sharing stories of her experiences working as an undergraduate athletic training student within Michigan Athletics.
After finishing AT and SM bachelor’s degrees at U-M, Liz went on to earn her master’s degree from the University of Virginia. From there she worked as a certified athletic trainer at a private high school, before making the leap back to Ann Arbor and into clinical research at the University of Michigan. She worked in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for seven years.
Currently, Liz works in the O-CTSU, Oncology Clinical Trials Support Unit as a clinical research coordinator, where she manages the regulatory side of many sponsored research projects. She supports the Genitourinary and Multi-tumor Experimental Therapeutic groups.
Jill Fischer is an account manager at Fischer Stralem Advisors, a New York-based wealth and investment management firm serving private clients and institutions. In this role, Jill focuses on servicing clients' investment portfolios and acts as a primary point of contact for client services needs. Her responsibilities also include marketing and investor relations, with a focus on enhancing the client experience. Jill’s diverse experience in building and maintaining client relationships provide Fischer Stralem Advisors with distinct resources to better serve existing clients as well as the ability to broaden the firm’s business development efforts.
Prior to Fischer Stralem Advisors, Jill served in a similar capacity managing client accounts, investor relations, and communications at Fischer & Company since 2003. Jill began her career designing and implementing marketing programs, serving a broad base of corporate clients targeting the entertainment and media industries. She works for prominent companies both in Los Angeles and New York, including Vogue, E! Networks, Bragman Nyman and Cafarelli and Paramount Pictures.
Jill graduated early from the University of Michigan in 1996 with a degree in Movement Science.
Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Elizabeth Godek earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Communications from U-M in 2004. She spent 15 years in the NBA generating revenue and overseeing ticket sales and retention teams with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons. In her current role as Director, Premium Seating for the U-M Athletic Department, she oversees premium seating initiatives at Michigan Stadium, Crisler Center and Yost Ice Arena.
Elizabeth is a two-time Big Ten Champion as a member of the Michigan Rowing Team. Elizabeth earned the Crain's Detroit 40 Under 40 Award, U-M Kinesiology's Early Career Achievement Award, and helped launch a non-profit chapter of Women In Sports and Events (WISE) in Detroit. She currently resides in Northville.
Michael Lippert has worked at U-M Ross School of Business as a Senior Associate Director of Admissions since 2015, leading recruitment and enrollment strategies for the full-time MBA program. Michael returned to Ann Arbor in 2013 and worked with the Alumni Association for the University of Michigan, managing alumni club leadership across the country and building regional alumni engagement.
He earned a BA in SM in 2008, and before returning to Ann Arbor had managed large-scale youth sports programming at the United States Golf Association, City Parks Foundation and Asphalt Green in his hometown, New York City. Michael interned for NBC at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and is passionate about increasing global opportunities for students. In his spare time, Michael works the scoring table at most Michigan basketball games.
Dexter Mason is the Head of Social Impact & DEI Strategy for Buzzer Media, Inc. Previously, he served as the Special Assistant to the President at the Kresge Foundation and as Director of Events & Marketing at the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), a national nonprofit organization that uses the power of sports to improve race relations and drive social progress.
Before returning to Detroit, Dexter was a Political Appointee at The White House during President Barack Obama’s administration, and was a staff assistant in the Office of United States Senator Gary C. Peters. In the community, Dexter serves on the Board of Trustees for the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Board of Directors on the Founders Junior Council at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer (MI) to serve on the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. Dexter holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Georgetown University.
From her start in advertising to the world of esports and competitive video gaming to her current role with Vinik Sports Group (VSG), ownership group of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Eryn McVerry knows how to infuse her passion for sports into her career.
As senior vice president of brand and content strategy, Eryn leads marketing efforts across the brand, digital, social, and content for VSG properties. Prior to this, Eryn led the launch of a digital entertainment network that featured top gamers from the world of professional sports, music and streaming.
She’s worked at agency leaders Ogilvy and TBWA\Chiat\Day, and spearheaded brand campaigns on behalf of Budweiser, Gillette, NASCAR, U.S. Army and Verizon.
Eryn bleeds Maize and Blue as a '98 Sports Management & Communications graduate from Kinesiology.
Ashton Mullinix is a sports business professional and has been the Executive Director of Business Strategy & Analytics for the Detroit Lions since November 2018. For the past eight years, he has served in several different capacities within the NFL at the league and team level.
He started his career working for the NFL at the league’s headquarters in New York City, where he gained experience in various departments including corporate development, consumer products, and club business development.
After completing the program, Ashton transitioned to the Detroit Lions to launch the organization’s first business strategy & analytics team. In the last six years, his team has implemented new data-driven processes to better predict business outcomes and improve decision-making. In this role, Ashton is involved in many high-profile projects within the organization focused on maximizing revenue, automating processes, and personalizing the fan experience.
Outside of work, Ashton recently completed an MBA from the University of Michigan and holds a dual degree in Business & Sports Management, graduating from University of Michigan in 2012.
Josh Raskin is the co-founder of Viking Sports and Entertainment Group, a sports marketing and TV production company. In 2017, he co-produced “The Machine” with LeBron James’ production company, Uninterrupted, for Verizon Go90, and in 2018, co-produced “Football Town: Calabasas” for the NFL Network.
Before starting VSEG, Josh worked in media sales at Cadent Network and sponsorship sales at Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group and Leverage Agency. In sponsorship sales he worked on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, Ironman Triathlon Series, AVP Beach Volleyball, USA Beach Volleyball, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Top Rank Boxing, Evander Holyfield, and Manny Pacquiao.
Josh graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a BA in Sport Management. He currently lives in New York City, and for the last 13 years has been a racquet stringer at the US Open for Wilson Sporting Goods.
Daniel Schachne is currently the Head of Strategy for the Jordan Brand where he is responsible for helping manage the overall business and driving long-term, strategic growth. Prior to this role, Daniel served as the Head of Strategy for Nike Basketball. He originally started at Nike as a member of the company's Global Strategic Planning team.
Before starting at Nike in August 2017, Daniel spent two years pursuing an MBA from Harvard Business School. Pre-business school, Daniel worked at the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 5+ years in a variety of roles related to business development and partner management.
Daniel graduated with a degree in Sport Management from Michigan in December 2009. He sits on the Kinesiology Alumni Society (KAS) Board, as well as the Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC) Alumni Advisory Board, and Michigan Sport Consulting Group Board. He currently lives in Portland, OR, with his wife and son.
Scott Schrimscher is the Senior Director of Global Program Operations at EXOS. Beyond being a team member and game captain for the University of Michigan Football team, and a proud Kinesiology Alumnus, his experience includes working with a diverse range of athletes from youth to professionals and Olympians.
As a member of the EXOS Performance Innovation Team, Scott has proudly led projects within the US Military, and a number of Fortune 500 companies including SKLZ, Adidas, Precor, Intel, and Google. He currently leads the Health and Performance Program Operations at Google, a team of 400 practitioners that upgrade the health and wellbeing of Google’s 130,000 employees across the globe.
Michael Stack (MVS '04) teaches at the University of Michigan’s School of Kinesiology. He is the creator and the host of the Wellness Paradox Podcast, produced in conjunction with University of Michigan. Michael is also the founder/CEO of Applied Fitness Solutions, with four locations in southeast lower-Michigan.
Michael is an exercise physiologist by training and a health entrepreneur, health educator, and fitness industry advocate by trade. He is dedicated to enhancing the standard of practice of, and advocating for, fitness and wellness professionals to ensure they become an essential constituent in the healthcare delivery system.
With a career spanning over three decades in fitness, health, and wellness Michael has a deep knowledge of exercise physiology, health/wellness coaching, lifestyle interventions to mitigate chronic disease and leadership. He is an American College of Sports Medicine Exercise is Medicine Level II practitioner (ASCM-EIM II), a National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach.
Michael received his undergraduate degree from the U-M School of Kinesiology in 2004, and is currently a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) candidate at U-M School of Public Health, with a specific concentration in health behavior and health education.
Michael is a board of directors’ member for the Michigan Fitness Clubs Association. He sits on the U-M School of Kinesiology Alumni Board of Governors. Finally, Michael is a member of the executive leadership team for American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
Matt Trevor is a senior account executive for Campbell Marketing & Communications in Dearborn, Michigan. His clients include Motorcraft/ Quick Lane Racing, M1 Concourse, and The Henry Ford. Previously, Matt worked in communications roles for Michigan Medicine (2018-21), University of Michigan Athletics (2000-12), and USA Hockey (2012-14). He also served as U-M Hockey’s director of operations (2014-18). Matt earned his BA in Sport Management and Communication from U-M in 2004. He received his MS for integrated marketing communication from Eastern Michigan University in 2011.
Past KAS Board Chairs (years served)
- Don Eaton & Clare Canham Eaton (1992-96)
- Dick Honig (1997-2001)
- Pete Kempf (2002-07)
- Patti Donohue-Ebach (2008-09)
- Scott Jeffer (2010-11)
- Rob Haddad (2012-14)
- Noel Cimmino (2015-17)
- Heidi Haite (2018-20)