Teamworks Academy Launches Careers for Former Athletes
Five recently-graduated student-athletes selected for 2019 Teamworks Academy class
DURHAM, NC – [Tuesday, May 21, 2019] –Teamworks, the leading athlete engagement platform for professional and collegiate organizations, is pleased to announce the 2019 Teamworks Academy class. Comprised of five recently-graduated student-athletes, the latest Teamworks Academy cohort will gain foundational business skills while serving Teamworks customers.
“Our mission of engaging and empowering athletes doesn’t end when athletes hang up their jerseys,” said Hilary Shaev, Vice President of People & Culture at Teamworks. “With Teamworks Academy, we’re able to continue to serve athletes at one of the most pivotal transitions of their lives. Teamworks Academy not only helps our business by bringing in top talent for these roles, but also puts these future leaders on the fast track for successful careers.”
Launched in Summer 2018, Teamworks Academy is designed to help former athletes transition from athletic careers to the business world. The program combines foundational personal and professional development skills with hands-on work across the company. Academy members receive training in customer service; written and verbal communication; presentations; analytical and critical thinking; active listening; problem-solving and business acumen.
“There’s no one better suited to supporting our customers than student-athletes who were recently depending on Teamworks every day,” said April Meeks, Director of Customer Support and leader of Teamworks Academy. “Athletes are inherently coachable and the transformation I’ve witnessed in the current class over the past year is remarkable. We’re excited to continue to grow our program to help athletes thrive as they enter the business world.”
Meet the 2019 Teamworks Academy class:
- Catie Conrad, University of Pittsburgh, Gymnastics
- Abbi Fitts, University of Louisville, Rowing
- McKenna Goss, Boston College, Volleyball
- Caroline Pangallo, Connecticut College, Basketball
- Alexis Solak, University of Pittsburgh, Softball
Teamworks is the leading athlete engagement platform, empowering more than 2,500 clients around the world to better connect and collaborate by simplifying their internal processes. Based in Durham, North Carolina, and founded in 2004, Teamworks continues to invest heavily in technology and expand the team to respond to the increasing customer demand. Organizations that depend on Teamworks to create a culture of communication and accountability include more than 2,000 NCAA Division I programs including every Autonomous Conference institution; professional teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and EPL; collegiate and professional conferences; and national governing bodies. Visit www.teamworks.com for more information.