Michelle Young is the Director of Operations for the Wharton Sports Business Initiative. Michelle began her career in sports business in 2002 for the Philadelphia Eagles, promoting premium suite and club seat licenses at the newly-constructed Lincoln Financial Field.
She then joined the athletic apparel manufacturer, AND 1, where her management of various aspects of the company’s famed Mix Tape Tour helped expand the Tour’s value as a global sales tool for the brand across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
After her time at AND 1, Michelle immersed herself in the collegiate side of sports, occupying positions of increasing responsibility over a seven year span at Temple University. She first joined the Temple Athletics Department, where she engaged in a broad range of fundraising activities for the men’s basketball and football programs and served as stewardship manager for the Owl Club.
Michelle earned a Master of Science degree in Sports Management from Temple University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida in 2002. She is a Pennsylvania native and currently resides in Philadelphia.