It’s been a fun and educational week for our graduate students, having the Washington Wizards on campus for their preseason training camp.
Friday, two members of their front office spoke in Dr. LeCrom’s Leaadership in Sport class, sharing their knowledge and experience.
Tommy Sheppard is the Wizards Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations. He’s been with the team for 12 years and has worked in the NBA for 21 years. His responsibilities include salary cap management, negotiations, draft preparation and talent evaluation of collegiate athletes and professionals, both domestically and abroad.
Rebecca Winn is the Vice President of Marketing, overseeing all of the internal and external promotion of both the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
Both Sheppard and Winn shared their professional journey which led them to the Wizards. They talked about what they believe it takes to be successful in the sports industry and what they look for when hiring new employees and interns.
We appreciate Tommy and Rebecca spending time with our students today.