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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

Education

  • 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

Background

In his role as dean of the Rowland School of Business, Stephen Tanzilli, J.D., has broad oversight of all academic programs, including accounting, business management, economics and finance, HR management, information technology, organizational leadership, public administration, M.B.A., M.A. leadership, and M.S. in health care administration as well as the sports, arts and entertainment management (SAEM) program, which includes such innovative learning efforts as a dedicated classroom at Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore and Pioneer Records. Specializing in sports management, Tanzilli is the co-founder of the SAEM program, in which he served as a professor and chair.

He also ran his own sports talent agency, Sports Legends Group, a full-service marketing, finance and law firm for professional athletes. He has worked with players from the Pittsburgh Steelers and other high profile clients. His background includes 12 years of experience with 141 Worldwide Sports and Entertainment where he worked closely with clients 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.

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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