Introducing News & Brews Sports Biz
A monthly podcast discussing the latest in collegiate athletics!
In addition to the latest on COVID-19’s impact, we discuss topics like name image likeness, updates to NCAA financial reporting, telling your financial story and more. We don’t like long videos and promise we won’t take up too much of your time. We’re just excited to share what we see in the industry to help you face your challenges as best as you can.
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Join us the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm Eastern (1:30 pm Pacific) as we have a beer and discuss the latest developments that affect your athletics program! (You can also listen on demand if you’d rather crack open a brew on your own schedule.)
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Hi! We’re Ken and Katie, leaders of the James Moore Collegiate Athletics industry team. One thing we love about our work is serving our collegiate athletics clients on campus, where the action happens. And an added perk to our jobs is exploring the college towns we visit, where we get a chance to enjoy regional foods, learn about beloved traditions…and of course, sample the best in local beers.
Aside from being on campus, we also think we do pretty great work at a brewery just around the corner from our office. We thrive on brainstorming over a beer together, batting around new ideas to help the collegiate athletics industry.
We know this information can help you now more than ever. And that’s when it hit us… why not share our big ideas—and a virtual brew—with you?
Now on Tap
On this month's News & Brews Sports Biz podcast, Katie and Ken are joined by two key leaders of Ole Miss Athletics: Jennifer Saxon and Angela Robinson-Pittman. We’re excited to share their perspective on synergies between the SWA and CFO in college athletics. The group discusses a variety of topics around leadership roles, barriers to success in those roles, and how to proactively engage campus leaders to promote positive impact for the entire university community. And of course, they chat about their current brews of choice and highlight one of the best traditions in college baseball.
Previously on Tap
News & Brews Sports Biz: Synergies in Senior Leadership at Ole Miss
Today on News & Brews Sports Biz, Katie and Ken are joined by two key leaders of Ole Miss Athletics—Jennifer Saxon and Angela Robinson-Pittman. We’re excited to share their perspective…
News & Brews Sports Biz: Discussing Strategic Partnerships at WVU
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…
News & Brews Sports Biz: The Airing of 2023 Hot Topics
Today on News & Brews Sports Biz, Katie and Ken kick off the year with a “Festivus-style airing of grievances!” The duo brings some laughs as they cover the top…
News & Brews Sports Biz: Telling Your Financial Story Using NCAA Trend Analysis
Today on News & Brews Sports Biz, Katie and Ken continue the conversation on telling your financial story. Joined by teammate Shane Metzler, the trio discusses the recently released NCAA…
News & Brews Sports Biz: Demystifying the Nonprofit Paradox with NC State Wolfpack Club’s Kim Foresta
Today on News & Brews Sports Biz, Katie and Ken chat with Kim Foresta, CFO of the NC State Wolfpack Club. Kim joined the collegiate athletics industry in 2019 after…
News & Brews Sports Biz: Telling Your Financial Story to Campus Leaders
Today on News & Brews Sports Biz, Katie and Ken build on last month’s episode with a deeper dive into the financial relationships between athletics and the rest of campus.…
News & Brews Sports Biz: Telling Your Financial Story and Other Hot Topics
Today on News & Brews Sports Biz, Katie and Ken are joined by Matt Brown, publisher of Extra Points (part of the D1.Ticker family). As schools are closing out their…
Who are we?
At James Moore, we're passionate about many things. The success of your collegiate athletic department is at the top of that list. That's why we have a team of CPAs and consultants who are experts in your industry. It's our aim to partner with you to find the right solutions that will yield positive results you'll feel for years.
We are proud to partner with 30+ collegiate athletic departments in 10+ conferences coast to coast!
At James Moore, we're dedicated to collegiate athletics. Just like you.
Katie Davis, CPA, LSS Certified
With nearly 20 years of experience, Katie is a partner at James Moore and dedicates a majority of her time serving higher education institutions, collegiate athletic departments, foundations and other university-related organizations. She leads the firm’s Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics industry teams, which serve more than 80 higher education organizations (including 30+ athletic departments) nationwide. She is an active member in CABMA and NACUBO.
Katie’s work in higher education goes beyond traditional accounting services. As a thought leader and valued advisor in the industry, she drives discussions on the issues faced by colleges and universities nationwide. Her passion is in the collegiate athletics niche, and she is nationally recognized as an advocate for the financial voices in the business of college sports. She co-hosts the firm’s News & Brews Sports Biz podcast series and makes regular appearances on other industry broadcast programs and publications. Katie works closely with her clients and enjoys bringing solutions to them that improve their operations and redirect their limited resources to the things that matter most. Certified in Lean Six Sigma, she helps her clients create efficient, thorough and sustainable systems for long-term success.
Ken Kurdziel, CPA
Ken has nearly 30 years of experience providing accounting, auditing and consulting services. As the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Gainesville office, he also contributes to the firm’s strategic planning and implementation of tactical items and oversees the daily administration of the office.
As a key member of the firm’s Higher Education Services Team and a noted thought leader in the industry, Ken does a great deal of work with university-related entities such as foundations, athletic associations and booster organizations. His efforts drive strategic business development activities and new trends in higher education and university-related nonprofit organizations. His experience with auditing their investments, his understanding of their fundraising processes and his knowledge of agreed-upon procedures and internal controls makes him a valuable resource for our clients in that industry. And as co-host of our firm’s News & Brews Sports Biz podcast, he advocates for the financial voices in collegiate athletics and discusses the latest developments in the business of college sports.
Ken is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the College Athletic Business Management Association, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. He is a past president of the FICPA Chapter of North Central Florida. He also generously gives back to the community through his involvement with United Way of North Central Florida (where he previously served as Board Finance Chair).