Leadership Team

Jarrett Varsik – President

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Jarrett Varsik is a junior from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and has been with CSBC the past 3 years. As a Sports Administration major, he will graduate in 2022. He has done work in various sectors of sports business, such as marketing with Manchester City, interning with the Durham Sports Commission, and even broadcasting with the ACC Network at UNC. He is also a manager for the UNC Men’s Lacrosse team. When he’s not working or hitting the books, you can find him playing disc golf, cooking up some of his favorite chili, or watching his beloved sports teams lose in heartbreaking fashion.

Sam Hackett – Co-President


Sam Hackett is a junior Kenan-Flagler Business School and Honors Carolina scholar from Topsail, North Carolina. On campus, Sam works as a marketing intern with the Tar Heel Soccer Club and also as a Business Development Associate with UNCUT. He is passionate about the interconnectedness of sports and culture, and is eager to learn more about the ways that sports can unite people from various different backgrounds and in different parts of the world.

Sean Leider – COO fullsizeoutput_18b8[6] copy

Anna Grace Kelley is a third-year student from Chapel Hill, NC double majoring inBusiness Administration and Sport Administration and minoring in entrepreneurship. She is passionate about problem-solving and helping people achieve their goals through efficient communication and innovation. At UNC, she is the head manager of the Varsity Women’s Basketball Team and is involved with many organizations including the Sports Business Club and the Carolina Women in Business Club.

Alec Merendino – Treasurer


Alec Merendino is a Junior from the Greensboro/High Point area double majoring in Business and Economics. In addition to serving as the Treasurer for the CSBC, I am also a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). During the summer of 2019, I worked as a Ticket Operations Intern for the High Point Rockers baseball team, and last school year I was an Intramural Sports Official and Operations Manager for Campus Recreation. Upon leaving Carolina, I hope to begin a career in financial analysis. 

Katelyn Riggsbee – CMO


Katelyn Riggsbee is a junior from Charlotte, N.C. double majoring in Business Administration and Sport Administration with a minor in History. While at UNC, Katelyn has worked as a marketing intern for the UNC Baseball team and has volunteered in the UNC football program. She also serves as the Finance Vice President of Alpha Delta Pi and interned at Springs Creative this past summer. ”

Ryan Kirby – Events & Sponsorships VP


Ryan Kirby is a second year student from Asheville, North Carolina and is currently a Pre-Business major with a minor in Spanish and hopes to pursue a double major in Sport Administration. At UNC, Ryan is a second year Carolina Sport Business Club member and is currently serving as Executive Vice President of Sponsorships and Special Events for the club.  Growing up in Atlanta surrounded by big time sports franchises, Ryan has a strong desire to pursue a career in the sports business industry, hopefully obtaining an aspect of international travel through his profession along the way.

Christian Meade – Recruitment & Social Media Coordinator 


Christian is a junior from Cary, NC currently studying Economics & Statistics at UNC. On Campus, Christian is involved in Zeta Psi Fraternity as both Social Chair & Risk Management. Christian enjoys the intersection of both Sports & Business, and you can catch him either cheering for the heels in the Dean Dome or giving out buckets for his intramural basketball team.

Tyrell Owens – E-Comm Specialist

IMG_1332Ty Owens is a sophomore from Gastonia, North Carolina. He is majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a focus in Sports Administration. He hopes to become a sports agent in future.

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