Miami Presents: Working in the NFL

Presented on: Monday, February 26th at 12:00 PM EST

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Join us for a special webinar, as part of a celebration of Black History Month, as we learn from Black alumni working in the National Football League.

Featured alumni Quentin McCorvey Jr. ‘18, Martin Nance ‘05, and Sheldon White ‘89, currently work for the Cardinals, Vikings, and Steelers respectively.  Find out what it's like to be a part of America's most popular sports league. 

Passionate storyteller and digital maven with a flair for sports, Quentin McCorvey has left an indelible mark on the NFL landscape. Hailing from the vibrant halls of Miami University, he seamlessly blended creativity with strategic acumen to become a powerhouse in the world of social media management. While attending Miami University, Q honed his communication skills and developed a keen eye for emerging trends during his time in Oxford. After leaving Miami he embarked on a journey to elevate brands and engage audiences through the digital realm. Q kicked off his professional journey in the heart of the storied city of Pittsburgh, where he brought his expertise to the iconic Pittsburgh Steelers. Here, he navigated the black-and-gold landscape, amplifying the team's legacy through innovative digital campaigns, captivating content, and real-time engagement. The journey continued to the desert, joining the Arizona Cardinals. As the Social Media Manager for the Cardinals, he orchestrated compelling narratives that resonated with fans, capturing the essence of the team's triumphs and the pulse of the fanbase.

Martin Nance serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Minnesota Vikings, responsible for developing fan engagement strategy through marketing, content, and brand initiatives. Nance manages multiple departments, including marketing, sponsorship activation, events, premium services, creative, sales analytics & engagement, and Vikings Entertainment Network. Nance joined the organization in 2021 with over 10 years of leadership experience in strategic marketing programs, advertising, branding, fan engagement, and customer relations for PepsiCo/Gatorade, previously serving as the Senior Director of Marketing and Sports Intelligence. Before his move to senior director, Nance served in several roles for PepsiCo/Gatorade from 2011-21, including Director of Marketing and Head of Gatorade Athlete Activation (2018-2021), Senior Marketing Manager of Gatorade Brand Strategy (2015-18), Marketing Innovation Manager (2013-15) and Marketing Associate Manager (2011-13).

Sheldon White, a 22-year NFL Executive, was named Director of Pro Scouting for the Pittsburgh Steelers last June after finishing the 2022 NFL Draft as a College Scout for the Washington Commanders. He was on Michigan State’s football staff from 2016-2020. Sheldon was promoted to Executive Director of Player Personnel & Recruiting in June 2017 after spending the 2016 season as a Program Consultant. In 2015, Sheldon led the Lions to a 6-2 (0.750) record after taking over all of the General Manager responsibilities, including the final say of Player Personnel acquisitions. As VP of Pro Personnel from 2009 - 2015, he reported directly to the GM & President. His team was responsible for evaluating all NFL players. Sheldon ran free-agent meetings & was an integral part of the draft. He also negotiated draft choices & free agents. Additionally, Sheldon ran a scouting internship program & hired seasonal interns. Finally, he was responsible for the Lions official daily transactions & ensured that the team complied with NFL Player Personnel rules & regulations.

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