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Stephen Tanzilli, J.D.

Associate Professor, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management
Chair, Department of Management

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  • Bachelor of Science, Business, Duquesne University
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Pittsburgh

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sports, Arts and Entertainment Business
  • Career Preparation
  • Legal Aspects of Sports, Arts and Entertainment
  • Senior Seminar in SAEM


Specializing in sports management, Stephen Tanzilli, J.D., is the founder of the SAEM program at Point Park University. In addition to his directing and teaching duties, he runs his own sports talent agency called Sports Legends Group, a full-service marketing, finance and law firm for professional athletes and celebrities. Tanzilli has worked with players from the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as other high profile clients. His background also includes 12 years of experience with 141 Worldwide Sports and Entertainment where he worked in close contact with high-end clients on a daily basis such as Coca-Cola, 84 Lumber, Sunoco, TOPPS, ESPN, and Kraft Foods. In addition, Tanzilli has worked with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Johnston Steel Baseball Club, International Sports Marketing, and Communicator Sports Marketing. He has served as director of marketing for the Pittsburgh Triathlon and the Pittsburgh Adventure Race for the past five years and currently is the development and marketing director for the Ryan Clark Cure League.

Professional Affiliations

  • Pittsburgh Downtown YMCA
  • Friends of the Riverfront
  • PA Environmental Council
  • Allegheny Alumni of Harvard, Yale and Princeton Club
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

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