Episode 132 | The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Summary:

Jim is the President and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Before joining the Alumni Association, Jim spent 25-years in the sports and entertainment industry. Some of his roles in that industry included VP & CMO of the Atlanta Falcons, President and General Manager for the Columbus Crew, Associate Athletic Director for Ohio State, and he even held a role with the World Wrestling Federation!

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:36) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:01:06) The SunDown Group
(00:01:28) SHARE
(00:01:51) The Conquering Columbus Podcast Startup Package
(00:02:08) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:02:18) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:10) Introduction to Jim Smith
(00:03:51) A day in the life
(00:04:35) Childhood and upbringing
(00:06:45) Jim’s first role after Northwestern
(00:09:45) Arriving at Ohio State for grad school
(00:12:30) Jim’s first role after Ohio State in Huntsville, Texas
(00:14:20) Following your dreams and not being afraid to take opportunities in new places
(00:16:00) Jim joins the World Wrestling Federation
(00:20:58) From the World Wrestling Federation, back to Ohio State as the Associate Athletic Director
(00:22:30) From Ohio State to the Columbus Crew
(00:25:30) From the Columbus Crew to the Atlanta Falcons
(00:31:30) “…It was because of the people. I was always surrounded by amazing people…”
(00:32:15) From the Atlanta Falcons, back to Ohio State for the Alumni Association
(00:34:00) The Ohio State University Alumni Association
(00:40:00) Jim’s personal goals for the next five to ten years
(00:42:30) Live Uncomfortably
(00:44:05) Closing remarks
(00:44:25) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:44:48) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:45:18) The SunDown Group
(00:45:41) SHARE
(00:46:03) The Conquering Columbus Podcast Startup Package
(00:46:28) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

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The Ohio State University Alumni Association
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