John Martinelli Manager of Administration, Marketing, and Partnerships - Washington, DC
John’s passion for sports has always been at the forefront of his life. What drives John is the joy and unity that occurs when people watch or talk sports. “There is no better feeling then walking through the tunnel to get to your seats at a stadium or arena you have not visited before.”
John grew up in Rye, NY and attended Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, where he was co-captain for the Golf and Ice Hockey teams. He then studied at Elon University in North Carolina. He graduated Elon in May 2015 with a major in Marketing and a minor in Communications.
Although his career is in the early stages, he brings a wealth of knowledge from some of the best sports organizations in the world, a majority in the form of Business Development. He worked in the Marketing and Public Relations department as an intern for World Wrestling Entertainment in 2014. In 2015 he worked for the Buffalo Bills as an intern with their Business Development team, while simultaneously working for New Era Cap Co. as an intern with the Retail Marketing team. After graduating from Elon, John began work for a start up in Boston called Rugged Races. There, he got to travel around the country as an Event Director and Sponsorship Coordinator, assisting in putting on obstacle course races and selling sponsorship space.
John has always been a competitor on and off the field and has always wanted to give back to the community he was raised in. For STEER, John works as the Manager of Administration, Marketing and Partnerships.