Sport Administration Alumni Outcomes

Alum in the NFL

‚ÄčJohn Penhallow 1

John Penhollow is currently entering his ninth season with the Vikings and his 16th in the NFL, John Penhollow was elevated to Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, in October 2020, from vice president of corporate & technology partnerships, where he led the strategy, design, development, sales & execution of U.S. Bank Stadium, Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and Vikings corporate partnerships and premium seating sales efforts. He also oversaw the organization's effort to integrate technology and infrastructure into the stadium's design to enhance the fan experience and maximize corporate revenue. Penhollow led the organization's Covid response with sponsors, suite holders and the league on partnership-related issues. In his new role, he is responsible for all of the organization's revenue-generation departments, including corporate partnerships, premium sales, ticket sales and operations. 

Prior to joining the Vikings, Penhollow was vice president of corporate sales & service for the Cleveland Browns, overseeing all aspects of revenue generation. Prior to his work in Cleveland, he held senior level sales and management positions with the National Basketball Association, Miami Dolphins and New York Yankees, where he was a key leader in the design and sales of landmark corporate partnerships tied to the opening of the new Yankee Stadium.

Penhollow is a graduate of the Canisius College MSA program (1997). He and his wife, Meredith, reside in Excelsior with their three children, Grace, Scarlett and Walker.

Alum in the NHL

T Belbas

Teresa Belba's career has allowed her to live the Canisius College mission while combining her skills in Sport Administration.  As the Community Relations Coordinator for the Buffalo Sabres, Belbas is often coordinating or helping at community events which benefit various causes.



Keriann Kelly

Keriann Kelly is a current student, finishing her degree while working at an internship with SuperBowl LIV.  This incredible opportunity gave her hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience as she worked on events during the SuperBowl.  


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