Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits
To educate UNC Kenan-Flagler students on the role that sports & entertainment play in professional business and act as a resource for students interested in pursuing careers in these industries.
Michael Colner - President
Michael graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Mathematics. Prior to attending UNC Kenan-Flagler, he worked in the Sports, Media, and Entertainment industry. Michael began working at Madison Square Garden in ticket sales and then transitioned into the television industry where he worked at both Fox 5 New York and ITN. Michael is pursuing a concentration in Marketing.
Clinton Poarch - VP of Finance
Clint graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S.B.A concentrating in Finance. Before UNC Kenan-Flagler, he worked in Private Wealth Management in Dallas, Texas. Clint serves as a Nonprofit Board Consultant for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle and is pursuing a dual concentration in Management Consulting and Real Estate. Out of the classroom, he enjoys traveling, skiing, and watching sports.
Keyur Patel - VP of Communications
Keyur graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics. Prior to UNC, he worked as a Consultant for Chrysler in Michigan, while also having corporate finance and public finance experience while living in Las Vegas and Atlanta. Keyur has come to Kenan-Flagler to pursue a career transition into a more strategy focused position, and this summer will be interning at Liberty Mutual as part of the Corporate Development Program. Pursuing a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing.
Andrew Langevine - VP of Corporate Relations
Andy graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S.B.A concentrating in Finance. He has a passion for sports, politics, music, and travel. Since graduating in 2008, he has frequented music festivals around the world and been to hundreds of concerts. Professionally, Andy has been working in retail management - first for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and then after getting married to a fellow Spider in 2014 moved to Capital One Bank. Andy has come to Kenan-Flagler to pursue a career transition into internal strategy and management consulting. This summer Andy will be interning at Bank of America as part of their Consumer Banking team focused on Product Strategy.
Gabrielle LaForce - VP of Learning & Development
Gabrielle LaForce is pursuing a concentration and a career in operations management. Before returning to her hometown of Chapel Hill, she worked in sales operations for banking and telecommunication products at Gemalto in Austin, TX. She graduated from Lehigh University in 2012 with a BS in Supply Chain & Operations Management.
Members get to:
- Participate in industry related case competitions
- Meet high-level executives in these given industries
- Receive career advice related to sports & entertainment industries
All efforts go to help members find employment in the sports & entertainment industries.