CEFMA All Access Podcast Presented by Netting Professionals

The entries below are previously recorded CEFMA podcast episodes.

Podcast Date Title Description Featured Guest(s)
April 8, 2020 Welcome to CEFMA All Access CEFMA is proud to launch "CEFMA All Access," a prerecorded service provided for the membership as a resource for the latest Association news and hot topics across collegiate event and facility management. CEFMA All Access will be delivered as a bi-weekly podcast series via the CEFMA Member Community. Hosted by CEFMA Board Members Derek Doolitte, associate AD for facilities, operations and capital projects at UCLA, and Megan Welsch, director of operations and events at the University of Washington, each episode will showcase the latest industry news, as well as discussions with featured guests and subject-matter experts to keep members educated about the most recent trends in the collegiate events and facilities world. Derek Doolittle, UCLA

Megan Welsch, Washington
April 15, 2020 Season 1, Episode 1 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, podcast hosts Derek Doolittle and Megan Welsch facilitate a conversation with CEFMA President Matt Oberlin, Associate AD for Capital Projects, Facilities & Event Management at Central Michigan University. The conversation discusses the latest Association news, as well as how folks are navigating the current reality in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Matt Oberlin, Central Michigan
April 29, 2020 Season 1, Episode 2 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, podcast hosts Derek Doolittle and Megan Welsch welcome Brian Crow to the show. Crow is a professor of sport management at Slippery Rock University, where he also manages their intern program. The conversation in this episode centers around how students are fulfilling internship requirements with the current situation, what impacts that will have on their futures, and what we can do as professionals to support them getting into the industry. Brian Crow, Slippery Rock University
May 21, 2020 Season 1, Episode 3 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, Derek and Megan welcome 2020 CEFMA Facility Manager of the Year Andy Crerar from the University of North Texas to the show.  North Texas has initiated incredible growth in facility development in the last several years and Andy gives insight into the process behind the projects he's been involved with during his eight years in Denton. Andy Crerar, University of North Texas
September 15, 2020 Season 2, Episode 1 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, Derek and Megan kick off season two of the podcast with Bill Givens from Navy Athletics and a discussion about the Midshipmen's successful return to football.  Later in the episode, the conversation shifts to mental health and physical wellness with Claire Hipkins from the University of Washington.  Claire offers suggestions for enhancing and maintaining personal well-being through these challenging times. Bill Givens, Navy

Claire Hipkins, Washington
October 19, 2020 Season 2, Episode 2 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, our hosts have a conversation with CFP Director of Stadium & Game Operations Holly Stalcup. Holly gives insight into her career experiences and shares how she and the CFP staff prepare for college football's biggest game of the year every January. Holly Stalcup, College Football Playoff
November 19, 2020 Season 2, Episode 3 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, Derek and Megan have an in-depth conversation about what they've experienced on campus this Fall and how they've navigated all the changes as a result of the COVID pandemic. Derek Doolittle, UCLA

Megan Welsch, Washington
December 21, 2020 Season 2, Episode 4 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, Derek and Megan get in the holiday spirit by discussing a gift guide for a facility and events manager.  From coffee to ear pieces to mobile phone chargers, we have all the gift ideas for your favorite CEFMA member! Derek Doolittle, UCLA

Megan Welsch, Washington
February 10, 2021 Season 2, Episode 5 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, our hosts are joined by Northwestern Associate AD for Facilities & Operations Marcus Attles, and NCAA Director of Championships & Alliances Ryan Tressel.  In the first portion of the conversation, Derek and Megan discuss DE&I in the facilities and events space with Marcus as we all strive to enhance our efforts in this area.  As the conversation continues, Ryan provides insight into how the NCAA Championships staff has navigated and overcome the hurdles of the pandemic environment to continue delivering the best experience for student-athletes across the country. Marcus Attles, Northwestern

Ryan Tressel, NCAA
April 14, 2021 Season 2, Episode 6 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, Derek and Megan are joined by Indiana's Senior Associate AD for Events and Safety Management Earlston Bean and Purdue's Assistant AD for Event Management Katie Egloff.  Earlston and Katie give insight into their recent hosting of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and discuss everything from the secrecy of preliminary discussions to adaptation of existing venues and uniformity in operations across host locations. Earlston Bean, Indiana

Katie Egloff, Purdue
May 17, 2021 Season 2, Episode 7 In this episode of CEFMA All Access, presented by Netting Professionals, our hosts explore the excitement and challenges of hosting the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament in San Antonio.  UTSA's Associate AD for Athletics Facilities Patrick Grant and Assistant Director of Facilities and Event Operations Evan Stein give us insight into the unique processes required to create the best possible experience for all involved, especially in this COVID environment. Patrick Grant, University of Texas San Antonio

Evan Stein, University of Texas San Antonio
July 14, 2021 Season 2, Episode 8 In the Season 2 finale of CEFMA All Access, presented by Netting Professionals, Megan and Derek host a conversation with the 2021 CEFMA Facility & Event Managers of the Year recipients.  The conversation dives into the challenges of the last year and how the award winners helped their departments manage and navigate unprecedented situations.  Jill Cardella, Boston University

Brandon Kendrick, New Mexico

Steve Westerduin, Fordham