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Brandon Steiner ’81 to Deliver 2019 Falk College Convocation Address
Brandon Steiner ’81 will address Falk College’s Class of 2019 at the school’s Convocation ceremony on May 11. Steiner has continued his commitment to Syracuse University—and in particular, its students—through service to Falk College and its Sport Management Advisory Board, which he currently chairs.
“Every semester, Brandon is in our classrooms working with students and providing them first-hand guidance from his experiences. His genuine mentorship to students in Falk College, and across Syracuse University, illustrates the ongoing commitment of an alumnus who continues to make it his priority to give back to his University and its students,” says Falk College Dean Diane Lyden Murphy. “Brandon has always found a way to stay connected—and committed—to our Syracuse University family. We are deeply privileged to work with him.”
He devotes his time to several charities, including Family Services of Westchester, which helps to provide quality social and mental health services to strengthen families, children and individuals. With Steiner’s help, Family Services of Westchester was able to open a home for teenage boys with no place to call home.
As founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing, the largest company of its kind in America, he works closely with corporations to align them with athletes to promote their products. An unprecedented partnership with the New York Yankees, announced in 2004, provided a way to offer fans authentic Yankees memorabilia and one-of-a-kind fantasy experiences at Yankee Stadium. Since then, Steiner Sports has developed similar partnerships with Notre Dame Football, Syracuse Athletics and Madison Square Garden that bring fans closer to the games, as well as to the athletes themselves through various programs, including meet-and-greets, speaking appearances, signed memorabilia and countless other products and services.
Steiner is the author of three books, including his most recent publication released in 2018, “Living on Purpose: Stories about Faith, Fortune, and Fitness That Will Lead You to an Extraordinary Life.” He hosts both a popular podcast, “Unplugged,” and a live Q&A show broadcast on Facebook Live called “Project X.” A much sought-after speaker, he has delivered keynote addresses, TEDx talks, corporate training and motivational speeches to sports teams and businesses around the world.
He is featured on ESPN Radio 1050 on Sunday mornings, along with his co-hosting duties on “Yankees-Steiner: Memories of the Game” on the YES Network. Steiner is an expert commentator on all issues involving sports and often appears on national news networks.
More information about Falk College’s Convocation can be found at falk.syr.edu.