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Harold Méndez ‘96

Sports agent Harold Méndez ’96, president of ESTRELLA Management International and cofounder of the Dominican Republic Sports and Education Academy, Inc., will be on campus Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, to talk about his career as a sports agent and sports education in Dominican Republic. The talk, free and open to the public, takes place in Theater I of the Memorial Union Building from 4:10 to 5:25 p.m.

Méndez has served as an advisor and consultant to world-class sporting events, professional sports teams, sports management firms, and entertainment firms around the world. He has focused his practice on the growing Latino presence in sports, and represents and advises Latino sports and entertainment personalities in endeavors both on and off the field.

He is developing an education academy for athletes in the Dominican Republic so talented players can focus not only on sports but also rigorous academics. The Dominican Republic Sports and Education Academy (DRSEA) aims to help high school athletes develop their baseball skills while giving them the tools to succeed in life off the field. For more information, visit http://drsea.org/el-play.html.

Méndez sits on the board of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the Philadelphia Latino Media Alliance, and is a senior advisor to Sports Perspectives International. In addition to his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and international affairs from UNH, Méndez holds a law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law.