By: Akiva Kra (‘21)

On Thursday, November 19th, former NFL and CFL quarterback Quinton Porter met with MTA’s Sports Management Club over Zoom for a Q&A session. Following his professional football career, Porter established himself as a sports startup executive, first as Head of Partnerships at Zoomph, and presently as the Vice President, North America at Pico – Get Personal. More than 40 club members attended the event, where Porter shared his career highlights and answered questions ranging from the parts of pro sports that go unnoticed to whether or not he has considered returning to football. He also discussed how and why he joined the business world, how he balanced college sports and earning a degree, and the lessons he has learned as a professional in both the pro sports and business arenas. Porter also shared his thoughts on how to gain the respect of a locker room and a boardroom. Participants learned a lot about the world of professional sports and the sports management industry and look forward to applying these lessons in their own future careers. MTA’s Sports Management Club offers exclusive opportunities like this one throughout the year, where talmidim can hear from experts in the field and explore what a sports management career looks like, often from a Jewish perspective.

 

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