SPWC Panelist: Lisa Delpy Neirotti, George Washington University

Lisa Delpy Neirotti, George Washington University

Lisa is a panelist on Panel 3: Measuring the Impact of Your Programs

Lisa is an Associate Professor & Director, Sports Management Programs (BBA, MS & MBA) for The George Washington University, including the Sports Philanthropy Certificate Program.

Lisa Delpy Neirotti has been a professor of sport, event, and tourism management at the George Washington University for 28 years.  In this time Dr. Delpy Neirotti has established a strong academic program at both the undergraduate and graduate level and serves as the Director of  the BBA, MBA and M.S. in Sport Management.   Dr. Neirotti also oversees the Sport Philanthropy Certificate that serves to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of non-profit organizations using sport for social good.  In addition, she serves on the faculty of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Masters in Management of Sports Organizations (MEMOS).

Beyond her responsibilities at the university, Dr. Delpy Neirotti works with a number of sport non-profts, professional sport teams, leagues, athlete foundations, sport governing bodies, sport event organizers, tourism bureaus, corporate sponsors, and entrepreneurs on various projects ranging from economic and market research studies to strategic plans and fund raising.

Dr. Delpy Neirotti also founded two conferences, the annual TEAMS: Travel, Events, and Management in Sports conference and the Sports Industry Networking and Career conference.

Dr. Delpy Neirotti co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Sport Event Management and Marketing and serves on the editorial board of SportsTravel magazine.  She also serves as the Vice-President of the DC Chapter of Women In Sports and Events (WISE) and advisor for the GW Esport Club.

Prior to arriving at The George Washington University, Dr. Delpy Neirotti traveled to 56 countries around the world studying the development and organization of the Olympic Movement.  Since 1984, she has attended 19 consecutive Olympic Games, 5 World Cups, and hundreds of other major sport events as a consultant, volunteer or researcher.  In 2004, she served on the World Cup host committee in Washington, DC.  

Born and raised in California, Dr. Delpy Neirotti received her undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; a MS in Sport Management from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and a Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  Her doctoral dissertation was on the organizational structure and effectiveness of the U.S. national sport governing bodies.

To learn more about the GW Sport Philanthropy Executive Certificate Program visit go.gwu.edu/sportsphilanthropy and the Masters program at https://business.gwu.edu/ms-sport-management

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