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Meredith Mead Lester

Meredith Mead Lester

Business Development Manager




Business Development Manager

RowFit Chicago

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Women In Sports and Events

National Partnership Development Committee

• Develop and manage relationships with outside organizations whose mission, products, or services align with WISE’s mission and benefit our members
• Sold over $14,000 worth of sponsorships and other opportunities for our annual WISE Women of the Year Luncheon
• Manage and maintain assigned partner accounts, while prospecting potential partners for revenue, membership benefits, affiliate marketing or other opportunities to benefit our members

Career medium 05
Career medium 03


Manager, Business Development

• Develop strategic partnerships, conduct market research surveys and analyze
statistical data for investor materials
• Helped develop and support sales infrastructure, resulting in three paid state pilot programs
• Compiled research on competitors and wrote competitive analysis for business plan


2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee

Sponsorship Intern

Columbia University

Sports Marketing Assistant

Major League Soccer

Consumer Products Intern

World Wrestling Entertainment

Publicity Intern

Columbia Spectator

Associate Sports Editor/Writer

Edited copy prior to publication and assisted with layout and production
Researched Columbia athletics extensively by interviewing coaches and athletes, observing competitions and collecting statistics in order to write published pieces
Wrestling beat writer 2007-2008 season and 2010-2011 season

Career medium 03

Columbia University Athletics

Dodge Fitness Center Student Worker

Editorial Assistant

• Assisted head editors in research for an online magazine aimed at 18-35 year old males
• Wrote articles based on sports, college life and other subjects pertaining to our audience
• Arranged interviews with celebrities requested by readers

Career medium 03

Columbia University, School of Continuing Education New

Master of Science, Sports Management

Columbia University, Columbia College New

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

Phillips Exeter Academy, Class of 2007