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Jim is the ultimate professional with an incredibly unique approach to intercollegiate athletics. Our collective success was due in large part to Jim’s ability to lean in and remove any potential roadblocks to revenue generation and strategic partnerships. He has incredible knowledge of the collegiate landscape whether conference-focused or specific to colleges and universities.

​~ Daryl Jasper, Vice President, Learfield

 

 

Jim Siedliski was a tremendous asset to our Conference at a critical time as we returned to competition in a busy spring 2021 semester.  Jim's deep and varied NCAA DI experience helped us navigate the challenges we faced.  He quickly integrated with our leadership team and offered unique and nuanced solutions in a timely manner.  Moreover, I valued his discretion and confidentiality.  It was a pleasure to have Jim, and his passion for "serving the membership," as part of our team.  I highly recommend Jim's services regardless of the scope or sensitivity of the project.

~ Amy Huchthausen, former Commissioner, America East Conference

 

 

Jim Siedliski is not only a consummate professional, but he is also one of the great people in the world of college athletics. As a former student-athlete, Jim has a true understanding of, and commitment to, the value of college athletics, which is the development of young leaders to live a life of purpose. He is a leader and a true professional.

​~ Mike Palisi, Executive Vice President, Van Wagner

 

 

I have worked with Jim on various projects to help create long-lasting and beneficial partnerships. He provides sound thoughts and guidance that empower individuals to be a part of the decision-making process. The perspectives he shares are always with the thought of others in mind. …Jim certainly knows the value of doing things efficiently and effectively.

~ Angel Natal, CSEE, Senior Director of Community Development, Perfect Game USA

 

I have worked with Jim Siedliski since 2006. A relationship that started out as colleagues quickly grew into a partnership.  Jim is a tireless worker and communicator and his leadership and vision made our event a celebration for the student-athletes. I have no doubt that whoever he works with will instantly reach another level under his leadership.

~ Doug Kemp, General Manager of BayCare Ballpark, Phillies Florida, LLC

 

I have had the pleasure to work with Jim on a number of projects. He is very thorough and strategic in his thought process. Jim is very good at identifying additional opportunities that one may not have considered. A tremendous team member.

~ Phil Buttafuoco, Executive Director of Special Events at Kraft Sports + Entertainment

 

I have worked with Jim for 22 years. He sees the big picture and the smallest details. He has always shown incredible depths of knowledge and know-how when it comes to college sports administration, operations, scheduling, and more. He also has been a great mentor to his staff and developed some outstanding administrators whom he has guided up the ranks.

~ Tom Odjakjian, Senior Associate Commissioner, American Athletic Conference

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