Premier Partnerships takes pride in our team of industry professionals who are recognized industry-wide for their experience, focus, passion and emphasis on delivering success for our client partners. At Premier, our clients challenge us to provide new and unique ideas that can be implemented into partnership platforms. As we continue to grow as a business, we need driven, curious, and sports-minded students and young professionals to join us.
Premier welcomes selected individuals to our Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago offices as part of the Premier Academy. This semester-long program is designed to develop participants into the next generation of sponsorship executives through a combination of round table discussions, lunch & learns, daily tasks, presentations, and assigned mentors.
Joe Lyon joins our Los Angeles office for the Summer 2019 Premier Academy Program.
Over the previous two summers, Lyon has worked in operations and client services with MSG Promotions, the corporate hospitality provider of the USGA, and at the US Open tournaments at Erin Hills and Shinnecock Hills. In addition, in 2018 he worked as a Sales Operations intern at the Fox Sports Regional Sports Networks headquarters, where he helped improve and assist with advertising sales and operations. Lyon also worked in the financial services industry with Heritage Bank, interning within the commercial lending division. In 2016 and 2017, Joe was an assistant clubhouse manager and bat boy for the Tacoma Rainiers, the Seattle Mariners’ AAA affiliate.
Lyon is currently majoring in Business Administration and with a minor in Applied Analytics at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. On track to graduate in May 2020, he is involved in multiple organizations including the USC Sports Business Association, Sigma Nu Fraternity, and the Trojan Golf Association, where he currently serves as president. In Spring 2019, Lyon studied at the Aalto University Business School in Finland, during which he visited numerous European countries.
In his free time, Joe plays golf, tennis, and basketball, enjoys travelling with his friends and family, and roots for USC and his hometown Seattle sports teams. He aspires to work in the sports industry after college, specifically in operations or management.
Isaac Jolcover joins the Chicago office for the Spring 2019 Premier Academy program.
Currently, Jolcover is pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, with a minor in Sport and Recreational Management. He recently returned from a semester abroad in Barcelona.
Jolcover is the Founder and Past President of Students Supporting Israel, a campus-recognized organization at the University of Iowa. In addition, he is involved with Phi Delta Theta fraternity, where he served a term as the Alumni Chairman.
Isaac aspires to attain his law degree and continue work within the sports industry. In his free time, Isaac attends a broad range of Chicago sporting events between spending time with friends and family, skiing, traveling, and golfing.
Frank Petrillo joins the New York office for the Summer 2019 Premier Academy program.
Petrillo gained experience in event marketing with Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls, where he organized interactive promotional activities for season ticket holders both at the stadium and throughout the greater New York City area. His prior sports experience revolves around golf, most recently at Mountain Top Advisory Group, where he assisted with sponsorship packages and marketing campaigns in addition to supporting the golf concierge program. Previously he worked for four years at New Jersey National Golf Club, where Petrillo assisted with corporate outings and training new employees.
Petrillo is currently majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Sport Event Management at Syracuse University, where he serves as a David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics Student Ambassador in addition to his active membership in the Sport Management Club. In his free time, Frank enjoys playing golf, exercising, and watching baseball.
Annie Schnoll joins the Premier Academy Summer 2019 program in her hometown of Chicago, where she will split time between Premier and working Chicago Cubs events.
Annie just finished her sophomore year at the University of Michigan, where she plans to major in Communications and minor in Business on her path to a career in sport business. To date, most of her experience in sports has come through her work with Michigan Athletics, which during her first two years employed her as a group ticket sales representative and a PR/Communications department intern, respectively. She enjoys learning about different sectors of sport business, so her role this fall as a gameday assistant with the Detroit Lions will expand her experience to working for a professional sports team.
Outside of work, Schnoll is an avid sports fan who grew up cheering for the Michigan Wolverines. A tennis player throughout high school, she shares her knowledge and love of the game by offering private lessons to young children.