News & Brews Sports Biz: Discussing Strategic Partnerships at WVU

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On this month’s News & Brews Sports Biz, Katie and Ken chat with Simon Dover, Executive Senior Associate AD and CFO at West Virginia University. The trio discusses West Virginia’s partnership with Sodexo for development of a new dining club. Areas covered include the CFO’s role in strategic partnerships like this, opportunities this project will bring to student-athletes and donors, and how athletic departments can best tell their success stories. And, of course, they’ll share their brews of the month.

Welcome (0:11)

Background of Coliseum Apron Club project (0:38)

Simon’s role in the strategic partnership (1:05)

Advice to peers on leading strategic projects (9:11)

Benefits of having campus partnership (13:32)

Opportunities for donor experience and NIL (20:58)

How to proactively tell your success story (25:32)

Brews of the month (31:29)

Wrap up (35:25)

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