Jeff Altstadter: USGA Director, Open Championships, Public Relations

Jeff Altstadter USGA Director, Open Championships Public Relations joins the Work in Sports podcast!

Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for and this is the Work in Sports podcast.

You were probably wondering this morning, it’s the day after Christmas will Brian publish a podcast?

Alright you probably weren’t wondering in sports public relations

But I figure many of you will be travelling to visit family, maybe meeting your significant others parents for the first time, maybe you are stuck in a car with your racist grandmother for a few hours… and what better way to spend the time than by calming your nerves and centering yourself with the peaceful sounds of my voice.

Yes I am overvaluing my impact on your life… but it’s Christmas, I’m having fun.

As you listen to this, I am likely putting together one of the myriad gifts for my kids. Very excited that we got a family ping pong table and if I am not putting together gifts right now, I am likely crushing my 7-year old with some overhand smashes. Take that!

More importantly the learning never stops. We’re on episode one hundred and forty something and I don’t know about you but I keep learning more and more from each interview I conduct. There is so much knowledge to gain, and I promise you the more and more you listen, the more confident and qualified you will become.

You’ll have a plan for your future and ways to make it a reality and I think that is so important.

For those of you who have also been joining is on the Facebook live sessions – game on! I’m falling in love with these things so we will be keeping it up. Bring your questions each Thursday at 7:30pm EST on our Work in Sports facebook page for an engaged and enthusiastic live session!

As you’ve probably recognized December has been a month of greatest hits, some of the best episodes of 2018 brought back to life for all of you new to the show who maybe haven’t dug that deep into the archives.

In January we’ll be hitting it hard with some incredible interviews I have lined up:

Kurt Svoboda University of Michigan Associate Athletic Director

Mailynh Vu Cleveland Indians Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition

Melanie Newman – broadcaster with the Frisco RoughRiders and one of five women in the country professionally calling play-by-play in professional baseball 

Tiara Brown – Charlotte Hornets manager of Corporate Social Responsibility

Ian Graham, San Diego Padres Human Resources

Vincent Pierson, Minor League Baseball Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Lewie Pollis, Philadelphia Phillies Director of Research and Analytics

Lee De Leon – Purdue Executive Sr Associate Athletic Director

I mean that’s a bang up list!  As we finish out 2018 – I’m bringing back my interview with Jeff Altstadter, USGA Director, Open Championships, Public Relations. Jeff has worked in PR for the Phoenix Coyotes and New Jersey Devils…and since 2012 he’s been the lead guy with the USGA.

Great interview, very informative – listen in.

Happy holidays everyone – see you in 2019!

By Brian Clapp | December 26, 2018
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