Sport Management alumnus Kevin Grissinger ’11 received the Corporate Event Planner Rising Star of the Year Award at Cleveland Business Connects 7th Annual Connectors’ Choice Awards.
Grissinger planned his first corporate event in 2013 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, where he was an intern. From there, Grissinger leaped from function to function while representing organizations like the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Browns, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“Every time I was introduced to someone,” Grissinger says, “they would tell me they were so glad the position was filled and that I was being thrown in the fire. That did not bother me at all because I believe that learning on the fly is the best way to learn.”