Lecturer Mike Rielly, a 25-year sports marketing industry veteran, has accepted a new position at Haas as the director of student experience for part-time and executive MBA programs.
The new position has been created as part of a restructuring in the part-time MBA program office, which involves creating one team dedicated to academic affairs and another team dedicated to student experience. Rielly will lead the student experience team, while Siu Yung Wong is director of academic affairs.
"We couldn't be more pleased to have Mike join our team," says Jon Kaplan, executive director of part-time and executive Berkeley MBA programs. "He already knows the Haas brand and has a strong track record working well with students as a lecturer here."
Rielly has held senior sports marketing positions with IMG, the Mark H. McCormack Foundation, and Creative Artists Agency, representing many of the world's most valued sports and entertainment brands in the United States, Japan, and Singapore. He started transitioning into education in 2007, first as an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and then as a lecturer at Haas starting in 2009, while continuing to work in the private sector. He has consistently ranked among the top instructors at Haas.
"I had the chance to meet several evening and weekend MBA and executive MBA students and alums during the selection process. They're incredibly impressive, accomplished and constructively committed to improving the Haas experience and brand," says Rielly. "This position is the ideal combination of student advocacy, program strategy, and outreach, and I couldn't be more excited to join the team."