Today we had the pleasure of having Mike Kitts (SMBA ’07 Graduate, Alumni of the Year ‘10) speak to the class about his job in sponsorships with the Golden State Warriors. Mike is a very accomplished alum who previously worked with Learfield Sports as well as the San Diego Sports Commission. Mike went into detail about the importance of networking which helped him land his dream job with the Warriors. In order to be successful on the job, we learned from Mike that we must always go the extra inch to differentiate ourselves in a very competitive industry. One take away I had from today was that the best salesmen in sponsorship are those who take an interest in other people, have a strong work ethic, and are always professional in everything they do. We were very lucky that Mike took time out of his busy schedule to teach us more about corporate sponsorships and we thank him for his time.