TESM Industry Advisory Council

TESM council paves the way for your success

As a student at IU Indianapolis, you'll benefit from curriculum built with industry needs and workforce development in mind. Some of the state's best and brightest leaders help develop the tourism, event, and sport management curriculum, provide internships and volunteer opportunities, and lead the city and state's efforts to elevate human experiences through sports and events.

Get ready for more than textbooks and lectures. Through these industry partners and others, you'll have real-world opportunities. If you maximize them, you won't just graduate with a degree. You'll gain industry insights, experience, and a professional network that can open doors for you and deliver a career edge.

You're not just learning from a campus, but from a network of leading professionals in the heart of the state's events and sports hub. Be sure to connect with these leaders on LinkedIn to stay informed about current industry happenings!

Council members

Sara Adams
500 Festival

Sarah Bennett
Plum & Poppy Weddings and Events

Jake Brown, J.D.
Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Jon Codalata
Indianapolis Colts

Casey Collins
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Kim Harms Robinson
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Mike Karnuta, Council Co-chair
Indiana Sports Corp

Carla Knapp
Indiana State Museum

William Knox
Legacy Sport Group

Kellie Leeman
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Kevin MacCauley
Upper Hand

Denise Miller

Caroline Myers
Live Nation Indiana

Joanna Nixon
Efroymson Family Fund

David Pierce
IU Tourism, Event, and Sport Management 

Karen Radcliff
Hamilton County Tourism

Mie Young Reed
JW Marriott and Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

Luke Reiff

Jeff Robinson
Visit Indy

Garrett Rosh
Indianapolis Indians

Bob Schultz
Butler University, College of Communication

Scott Spillman
Mudsock Youth Athletics

Jessi Stas
Legacy Sports Group

Noelle Szydlyk
Indiana Destination Development Corporation

Patrick Tamm
Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association

Karl Traeger
Indianapolis Zoo

Amy Vaughan, Council Co-chair
IU Tourism, Event, and Sport Management

Questions about the council & careers?