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ICLA Announces 2017-18 Mentorship Program Selections

Oct. 3, 2017

The International Collegiate Licensing Association (ICLA) is pleased to announce the accepted candidates into the 2017-18 Mentorship Program. As part of the program, each mentee has been paired with two mentors, one Institutional Licensing Director and one Licensee. Each pairing is asked to connect monthly at minimum and mentees are asked to participate on a Committee of some sort throughout the year. The Licensing Resource Book will serve as a textbook for the mentorship program. 

In addition to connecting with their mentors on a monthly basis, each mentee will receive a complimentary registration for the Winter Symposium (January 21-25, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV) and the Convention (July 27-30, 2018 in Washington, DC). A monetary stipend is also provided to help cover expenses associated with travel to each meeting.

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On behalf of the ICLA Board of Directors, I congratulate our mentees for the 2017-18 Mentorship Program,"
stated ICLA President Tami Breymeyer. "The program is one example of meeting the ICLA goals, in furthering the development of licensing professionals and collaboration across the industry."

The following ICLA members have been selected as mentees for the 2017-18 Mentorship Program: 

Amy Baker – Administrator, Dartmouth College (To be mentored by Karen Dertinger, The Ohio State University and Liz Kennedy, IMG College Licensing) 
Matt Chambers – Trademarks Licensing Manager, Utah Valley University (To be mentored by Rachael Bickerton, Boise State University and Jeff Church, Levelwear) 
Deanna Damon – Communications, Texas Christian University (To be mentored by Tami Breymeyer, Kansas State University and Curt Langford, Balfour) 
Sagan Harlin – Director of University Trademark Licensing, University of Maryland (To be mentored by Susan Smith, IMG College Licensing and Phil Dooley, Logo Brands)
Mekale Jackson – Assistant Athletics Director of Creative & Digital, St. John’s University (To be mentored by Nikki Goodenow, West Virginia University and Kyle Luttrell, Luttrell Investments, Inc)
Cole McGinnis – Licensing Specialist II, Jostens Inc (To be mentored by Brian Hommel, Louisiana State University and Eric Johnson, Learfield Licensing Partners)
Sonni Minton – Licensing & Administration Coordinator, East Carolina University (To be mentored by Sami Stevens, Michigan State University and Ryan Prowell, Boxercraft)
Adam Ojeda – Trademark and Licensing Manager, Northern Arizona University (To be mentored by Adam Parker, Brigham Young University and Brian Delehoy, Top of the World Licensed Group)
Jessica Rodgers – Director of Marketing, College of Charleston (To be mentored by Brett Eden, University of Utah and Cassidy Moore, Original Retrobrand)
Shelly Schrimpf – Operations Manager/Licensing Administrator, Grand Canyon University / Lope Shops (To be mentored by Dale Arens, University of Iowa and Trey Ham, Gear for Sports)

About ICLA: ICLA provides educational and networking opportunities, enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics, and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of collegiate licensing. For more information on ICLA, please visit 
www.iclanet.com. ICLA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations and 3 foundations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.