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Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Title: Associate Professor of Tourism and Sport Management


Address: Funger Hall, Suite 301P

Phone: (202) 994-6623


Degrees: Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1991

M.S., George Mason University, 1988

B.S., California Polytechnic State University, 1985

Area of Expertise: Sport and event management and marketing; Sponsorship; Sport tourism; Olympic Movement

Publications: Co-Author: The Ultimate Guide to Sports Event Management and Marketing, 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill, 2001.

The Race is On: Sport Management and Marketing via the World Wide Web. SportsTravel, May 2000.

The Wide World of Sports Internet Sites, SportsTravel, April 2000.

Events in Detail, Sports Travel, March 2000.

Maximizing Premium Seat and Suite Sells, Retention, and Use, SportsTravel, February 2000.

Editorial Positions: Editorial board member of SportsTravel Magazine

Professional Activities: Neirotti founded the annual TEAMS: Travel, Events, and Management in Sports conference.

She also is a member of the Women’s Sport Foundation (WSF) advisory board and is President of the DC Chapter of Women In Sports and Events (WISE).

Grants: Snow Sports Industries of America; NFL Youth Football Fund; Pacific Life Tennis Open; SFX Sports

Other: In addition to her responsibilities at the university, Neirotti works with a number of sport event organizers and professional teams to conduct economic, spectator, and market research studies including Pacific Life Tennis Open, Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Marine Corp Marathon, Rock and Roll Marathon, Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Race, Army Ten Miler, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Nationals, and Washington Redskins.

Neirotti has traveled to 56 countries around the world studying the development and organization of the Olympic Movement. Capitalizing on her international interest and contacts, she has organized and lead student study tours to every Olympic Games since 1992. While attending these events, she conducts market research and arranges for meetings with administrators, sponsors, athletes, and volunteers of the Games as well as tours of the venues and auxiliary facilities.