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Rowland School of Business

Stephen Tanzilli, J.D.

Dean, Rowland School of Business

Pictured is Steve Tanzilli, J.D., director of the SAEM program.Contact information


  • 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


In his role as dean of the Rowland School of Business, Stephen Tanzilli, J.D., has broad oversight of all academic programs including information technology, management and accounting as well as the sports, arts and entertainment management program which includes such innovative learning efforts as a dedicated classroom at Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore and the Pioneer Records label.

Specializing in sports management, Tanzilli is the founder of the SAEM program at Point Park University, in which he served as a professor for 14 years and chair for four years. Tanzilli also ran his own sports talent agency called Sports Legends Group, a full-service marketing, finance and law firm for professional athletes and celebrities. He 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 also served as director of marketing for the Pittsburgh Triathlon and the Pittsburgh Adventure Race and 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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