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Kogod Center for Career Development Events

Business of Entertainment Panel

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Schedule of Events

5:00—6:00 p.m. - Business of Entertainment Careers Panel Discussion
6:007:30 p.m. - Networking Reception (Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served)


Kogod Student Lounge
Kogod School of Business, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Join us for our fifth annual Business of Entertainment Panel sponsored by the Kogod Center for Career Development. The event will kick off with a distinguished panel of music industry executives moderated by John Simson, former Executive Director of SoundExchange, and Kogod faculty member.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Jessica Leeser - Manager, Media Strategy &Insights at NBCUniversal, Inc.
  • Jay Rosenthal – former faculty member at WCL and former General Counsel of National Music Publishers Association (represents Thievery Corporation and Bautista among others)
  • Steven Ambers – CPA and business manager for Beyonce and many others.
  • Mike Mowery – Manager at Outerloop Management. Former recording artist who now manages bands in the punk, metal, and EDM genres.

Immediately following the panel, there will be a networking reception, which is open to all alumni working in the entertainment industry.

Current Students

Student Registration Form

Professional attire (i.e. suit) is required for student admission to the event.

Alumni or Guest

Alumni and Guest Registration Form


Contact Annie Matanin, Associate Director of Employer Recruitment Services, at matanin@american.edu or (202) 885-1782.