NASHUA, NH, August 13, 2015 – Velocity Performance’s Victory Academy has announced the Victory Academy Sports Leader Conference, a conference to provide development opportunities, networking and career training to athletic administrators. Nearly 200 athletic administrators will participate in workshops, lectures and seminars spanning topics from career advancement to project management to raising capital and strategic planning. Administrators will receive top training from leading administrator speakers and programs delivered to Fortune 100 executives. Speakers represent the Ivy League, Colonial Athletic Association, Patriot League, Atlantic Coast, Atlantic 10, America East, and Northeast 10 conferences, among others. The Sports Leader Conference will be held at the state-of-the-art University Crossing facilities at University of Massachusetts at Lowell on September 30, 2015 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The Victory Sports Leader Conference will bring leaders from across all divisions and backgrounds together to provide unique value to athletic administrators. Top participating athletic leaders include:

  • Brad BATES –  Director of Athletics – Boston College
  • Thorr BJORN – Director of Athletics – University of Rhode Island
  • Jack HAYES – Director of Athletics – Brown University
  • Amy HUCHTHAUSEN – Commissioner – America East Conference
  • Joanne MERRILL – Director of Athletics – Rivier University
  • Jim PAQUETTE – Director of Athletics – Loyola University – Maryland
  • Peter ROBY – Director of Athletics – Northeastern University
  • Julie RUPPERT – Commissioner – Northeast-10 Conference
  • Marty SCARANO – Director of Athletics – University of New Hampshire
  • Dana SKINNER – Director of Athletics – UMass Lowel

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Amanda E. Rogers, Executive Director of the Victory Academy said: “The Victory Academy Sports Leader Conference provides a special opportunity for athletic administrators to receive top training & professional development from some of the best leaders in the athletic arena. We are honored to host such an esteemed panel of guests. As a former college student-athlete, I know that our athletic administrators do tremendous work. This conference is about those who might not be on the field or in the huddle, but are calling plays all the time in the department. Our goal for this conference is to provide an opportunity for these athletic administrators to receive the training & skills that put them on their own ROAD to VICTORY.”

Mike Lynch, Partner & Athletic Leader at the Victory Academy said: “College sports need leaders who are equipped with the best principles from the business world, and the Victory Academy delivers. This will be a really unique opportunity for young and aspiring sports professionals to add a tremendous boost to their career potential. I look forward to seeing everyone there and working closely with some of the best in athletics.”

About Amanda E. Rogers
Amanda E. Rogers is Associate Partner of Velocity Performance and Executive Director of the Victory Academy. At Velocity Performance, Amanda and her team serve as consultants, trainers and executive coaches to some of the world’s leading companies, universities and entrepreneurial, growth-oriented businesses. Amanda is the vision and energy behind Velocity’s Victory Academy, a series of leadership development programs specifically focused on maximizing the potential of the emerging generation for college students and millennials. Amanda and her diverse team of leadership coaches work with college academic and athletic departments to instill leadership attributes, professional skills and bring real-world experience to some of the most prestigious campuses across the globe such as Brown University, Dartmouth College, University of Miami, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Amherst College and many others.

About Mike Lynch
Mike Lynch is a Partner of the Victory Academy and currently serves as President & CEO of ML Consulting, offering services to college athletic departments and nonprofit organizations & agencies to strengthen operations in development, capital projects and overall efficiency. Lynch has held several significant positions in fundraising and intercollegiate athletics over a twenty-year career in higher education. Most recently, Lynch served for fourteen years with distinction at Boston University as Director of Athletics and Assistant Vice President of Development for Athletics & Student Life. He also teaches in the Northeastern University Sports Leadership Program.

About the Victory Academy
The Victory Academy delivers hands-on, experiential leadership programs for students, athletes, coaches and administrators at many of the world’s most prestigious colleges, universities, prep schools and high schools. Our vision is to inspire leadership to empower the emerging generation to maximize their potential and lead others to VICTORY. Learn more:

About Velocity Performance
Velocity Performance delivers results-oriented training programs, high-value consulting and targeted executive coaching to many of the world’s leading companies, small and medium businesses, and non-profits. Our vision is to build one million leaders to drive performance, sales and revenue growth. Learn more:

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