SPAD Student Council 2015-2016


NealName/Role: Neal Steven, SPAD Student Council President

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

High School: Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute

Favorite Sport: American Football

Work Experience: I have been a TD Bank Intern for the last 2 summers. This summer I interned for the Cross Border Banking Team, and last summer I worked with the Direct Investing Team.

Career Aspirations: Working in a strategic capacity for a professional sports team.

SPAD Highlight: The highlight of my SPAD experience so far would have to be the case study we did for the Ottawa Senators. It was an unbelievable learning experience to have in only my 2nd year and will help me substantially as I move into my 3rd and 4th years of SPAD.

Favourite Sport Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Chicago Cubs

Twitter: @Nealsteven87


Kevin is the one on the right...not Dikembe Mutombo.

Kevin is the one on the right…not Dikembe Mutombo.

Name/Role: Kevin Miller / Vice President

Hometown: Mississauga, ON.

High School: Erindale Secondary School

Favorite Sport: American Football

Work Experience: Toronto 2015 Pan American Games – Retail Operations, Nike Toronto –Course Entertainment Supervisor, TrojanOne –Brand Ambassador.

Career Aspirations: To work in a fast paced environment, preferably in a football setting.

SPAD Highlight: Being selected to travel to Los Angeles for the DOHA Goals forum. The forum included sport leaders from around the world, highlighting industry practices and future trends.

Favourite Sport Teams: Washington Redskins, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto Blue Jays

Twitter/Instagram: @_Millak



Shannon CouncilName/Role: Shannon Brooks, Treasurer

Hometown: Whitby

High School: Father Leo J. Austin

Favourite Sport: To play: soccer. To watch: Baseball, but really anything

Work Experience: Tim Hortons, Lively Golf & Country Club

Career Aspirations: To work in event planning or finance

SPAD Highlight: Trip to Ottawa to present to the Senators

Favorite Sport Teams: Blue Jays, Blackhawks

Twitter: @ShannonIsobel




ColinName/Role: Colin Gagnier –Social Convener

Hometown: Chatham, Ontario

High School: Ursuline College Chatham

Favorite Sport: Baseball

Work Experience: Chatham Minor Baseball

Career Aspirations: Baseball Operations/Facility Management (MLB/MiLB)

SPAD Highlight: Receiving the Brightest Star Award and being selected as SPAD Social Convener at the 2015 SPAD Formal are both memorable personal achievements. Completing the Ottawa Senators consulting project was an opportunity that provided practical experience not normally obtained until fourth year. Also, being selected as one of the students to represent SPAD at Doha Goals Forum in Los Angeles was a unique opportunity I would not have experienced without the SPAD program.

Favorite Sport Teams: Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Toronto Raptors

Twitter: @ColinGagnier


SethName: Seth Board –Social Convener

Hometown: Burlington, Ontario

High School: Nelson High School

Favourite Sport: Football

Work Experience: Tim Hortons’, LIDS and Adspec Images.

Career Aspirations: Event Programmer/Coordinator or Marketer in the NFL.

SPAD Highlight: The highlight of my SPAD career so far would have to be the trip to Ottawa this year. First of all the Senators are my favourite team so seeing them play in Ottawa was an incredible experience. And then the opportunity to present our projects to sale representatives was a great experience and a good taste of what we will be doing in fourth year.

Favourite Sport Teams: Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Bills and Toronto Blue Jays.

Twitter: @seth_board5

EvanName/Role: Evan Paisley/ SGA Rep

Hometown: Sonya, ON

High School: Port Perry High School

Favorite Sport: Basketball

Work Experience: Logistics at IIHF World Junior Hockey Tournament, Brand Ambassador at Rogers Hometown Hockey

Career Aspirations: Finance or Marketing in a basketball organization

SPAD Highlight: “meeting” and “conversing” with former Penn State athletic director Steve Pederson

Favourite Sport Teams: Toronto Raptors, Montreal Canadiens, Tennessee Titans, Toronto Blue Jays

Twitter: @therealpaisley


RyleyName/Role: Ryley Robinson /Second Year Representative

Hometown: Stouffville, Ontario

High School: Bill Crothers Secondary School

Favorite Sport: Hockey

Work Experience: Summer Associate at K-Line Maintenance & Construction

Career Aspirations: Attending law school and working for a sports corporation in their legal department.

SPAD Highlight: Some highlights from last year was the SPAD curling we did. It was so fun trying a new sport (I was terrible) and meeting some more upper years. My other highlight was from the JMSM conference in Montreal. It was great to listen to all the amazing speakers and then bond with my fellow peers outside of the classroom!

Favorite Sport Teams: Nashville Predators

Twitter: @ryrobs


UmaName/ role: Uma Pratapagiri/Secretary

Hometown: Mississauga, ON

High school: Stephen Lewis Secondary School

Work experience: retail, server

Career aspirations: arbitration law

SPAD highlight: going to Ottawa to present a case

Favourite sports teams: Toronto Raptors, Calgary Flames

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