Knight Commission executive director to speak on leadership
Amy Perko, executive director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, will present “The Role of Leadership in Moving College Athletics Forward,” for the Fourth Annual Sports Business Leadership Series, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 26 in the Multipurpose Room at the Murphy Center, East Carolina University.
Perko is a recognized leader on college sports issues, having served in various leadership positions in sports for more than 20 years. In January 2012, she received the NCAA’s prestigious Silver Anniversary Award, which is given to six former college athletes on the occasion of their 25th anniversary from college participation in recognition of their civic and professional contributions. She was honored as an ACC Legend in 2005.
Perko serves as the Commission’s spokesperson, and has been quoted and interviewed by leading news media, including: USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and numerous public radio stations.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Performance.
The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.