The Perks

We Meet Influential People & Go To Cool Places

FLISE invites professionals in today’s sports and entertainment industry to speak to our members to share their stories. FLISE members are offered advice on how to make it in the industry and provided with networking opportunities!

FLISE’s past speakers:

  • Rich Haddad, VIP & General Counsel, Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons
  • Mark Hollis,  Former Athletic Director of MSU
  • Shelley Applebaum, Former Sr. Associate Athletic Director of MSU
  • Rick Atkinson, MSU Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Facilities and Event Management
  • Joel Browning, Vice President Business and Operations of the Detroit Pistons
  • Leigh Steinberg, NFL Agent
  • Ryan Field, Fox Sports Live Anchor
  • Mario Impemba, Detroit Tigers Broadcaster
  • Kevin Meyer, Meridian Entertainment Group Co-Founder
  • Scott Rourke, Sales Manager of Dietz Trott Sports & Entertainment Management
  • Peter Skrodelis, Former NBA Vice President of Broadcast Operations
  • Courtney Welch, Social Media and Communications Coordinator of Fox Sports Detroit
  • Lesley Murphy, Producer for Fox Sports Detroit
  • Jake Wesolek, Communications and Marketing Manager of USA Hockey
  • Michael Caples, Editor of Michigan Hockey
  • Jeremy Sampson, Owner of Lansing United
  • Dave Ellis, Media Director of Lansing United
  • Salim Al-Shatel, Sponsorship Coordinator Muskegon Risers Soccer Club
  • Meghan Ziehmer, Sports Events Manager of Greater Lansing Sports Authority


Events FLISE members have been a part of:

  • Spartan Links Careers in the Sports Industry Panel
  • Facility tour of Michigan State University’s sports facilities
    • Spartan Stadium
    • Stadium North End Zone
    • Skandalaris Center
    • Jenison Fieldhouse
  • Olympia Entertainment Networking Session at Hockeytown, Detroit, Michigan
  • Networking at the Palace of Auburn Hills
  • Michigan Statewide Sports Management Conference
  • Lansing Lugnuts outing