Parent Career Presentation at Maplewood

Maplewood 4th grader Alexander stands with his dad, Matt Gizzi, a self-motivated event management and marketing professional for ESPN.
Maplewood 4th grader Alexander stands with his dad, Matt Gizzi, a self-motivated event management and marketing professional for ESPN.
Mrs. Cuozzo, Mrs. McQueeney, and their fourth grade class would like to thank Mr. Gizzi for coming into their classroom to share his experiences of how his commitment and motivation allowed him to be successful in his profession.
Mrs. Cuozzo, Mrs. McQueeney, and their fourth grade class would like to thank Mr. Gizzi for coming into their classroom to share his experiences of how his commitment and motivation allowed him to be successful in his profession.

Mrs. Cuozzo and Mrs. McQueeney's 4th grade class at Maplewood had the opportunity to have one of their parents come in and share his career with their class. Mr. Gizzi, Alexander Gizzi's father, works for ESPN, which is owned by Disney, as a Senior Director of Sports Brand Solutions.  He has worked with this company for 18 years and travels about 140 days a year to numerous sports and advertising events that he and his team manage. This career spotlight showed these 4th graders how Mr. Gizzi finds new ways to interact with fans and sponsors - however and wherever they connect with sports. He is a self-motivated event management and marketing professional. The students were very interested and asked about his path to get to this career. He explained that he went to St. John's University, played sports himself in college, was committed to his studies, and majored in marketing. This presentation provided the students with an up-close and personal view of a real world job, and what it takes to get there and to succeed. He even brought everyone an ESPN hat, lanyard, and pair of shoelaces!