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Dean, Rowland School of Business

Pictured is Steve Tanzilli, J.D.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, Stephen Tanzilli, J.D., has broad oversight of all undergraduate and graduate programs in the Rowland School of Business at Point Park University.

These include the accounting, applied computer science (IT), business management, economics and finance, HR management, organizational leadership, public administration and sports, arts, entertainment & music business (SAEM) undergraduate majors, as well as the M.A. in organizational leadership, MBA, M.S. in health care administration and management and M.S. in information systems and business analytics graduate programs.

With expertise in sports management, Tanzilli is the co-founder of the SAEM program, in which he served as a professor and chair.

Tanzilli serves the Rowland School of Business and its dedicated faculty, who work with Point Park University students every day to ensure they are workplace ready. He continually works to create mutually beneficial partnerships with the corporate community and is taking all the necessary steps to continue to transform the Rowland School of Business into a true learning laboratory for the University's students, alumni and the business community.

As dean, Tanzilli's main focus areas include connecting students to the industry through robust internships and Point Park's cooperative educational program while delivering innovative classes and continually assessing academic offerings. His overall goal is to provide students with the practical skill sets they need to be successful not just in the professional arena, but in life as well.

Prior to becoming dean, Tanzilli 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, Johnstown Steel Baseball Club, International Sports Marketing and Communicator Sports Marketing.

Professional/Board Affiliations

  • Host Committee Member, Esports Travel Showcase, Pittsburgh, 2020-present

  • MT Genetics, Advisory Board Member, 2020-present

  • Western PA Veterans Academic Alliance, Board Member, 2019-present

  • Pittsburgh Veterans Employment Coalition, Board Member, 2019-present

  • Visit Pittsburgh Hospitality Alliance Committee, Chair, 2019-present

  • Pioneer Records, LLC, Chair, 2019-present

  • SPORTSPittsburgh Esports Task Force, Chair, 2018-present

  • South Fayette School District, Advisory Board Member, 2018-present

  • 911 National Memorial Trail Board, Sponsorship Director for the 911 National, 2018-present

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