Turnkey Sports & Entertainment is thrilled to announce the hiring of three new team members, including 2014 NACDA Hall of Fame Inductee Gene DeFilippo as the company’s Advisor, College Sports. Joining DeFilippo at Turnkey are Erin Morris (Director of Cultural & Performing Arts, Turnkey Intelligence) and Britney Talty (Manager of Client Services, Turnkey Intelligence).

Gene DeFilippo HeadshotIn his role as Advisor, College Sports, DeFilippo will work with both Turnkey Intelligence and Turnkey Search to expand Turnkey’s footprint in collegiate athletics. Said Len Perna, President & CEO of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, “We couldn’t be more excited to add Gene to our team. He’s a true icon in college athletics, and his reputation is second to none. We look forward to tapping in to his extensive experience and great relationships in the space as we establish our company as a leader in both analytics and executive recruiting in collegiate athletics.”

Before joining Turnkey, DeFilippo served as the Director of Athletics at Boston College (1997 – 2012) where he managed the school’s move to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and oversaw extensive athletic facility renovations. During DeFilippo’s tenure at BC, student athletes maintained one of the nation’s highest graduation rates, while participating in 12 consecutive FBS bowl games and winning four national championships in men’s ice hockey.

DeFilippo also held the title of Director of Athletics at Villanova University (1993 – 1997) and the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg (1984 – 1987), and spent six years at the University of Kentucky as the school’s Associate Director of Athletics (1987 – 1993). He is a graduate of Springfield College and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and currently resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife, Anne.

Erin Morris, Turnkey Intelligence’s new Director of Cultural & Performing Arts, will be tasked with overseeing sales, lead generation and business development in the arts and culture vertical. Previously an Associate Consultant with TRG Arts in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Morris brings experience in data services sales, campaign development, consultative services and relationship management to Turnkey. She is a graduate of Drury University.

Turnkey Intelligence’s new Manager of Client Services, Britney Talty, joins Turnkey directly from Temple University, where she earned her MS in Sports Business in May 2014. Talty also holds a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and has under her belt previous work experience with the Philadelphia Flyers, Uber Technologies and Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

“Adding Erin and Britney to our team gives Turnkey Intelligence tremendous depth,” said Haynes Hendrickson, President of Turnkey Intelligence. “Erin’s performing arts background and skills at campaign development and management will be great assets, and Britney’s past customer service experiences make her the perfect person to manage the relationships we’ve built over time in sports, live events and sponsorship.”


Turnkey Sports & Entertainment is the holding company that owns and operates Turnkey Search, the industry’s leading executive search firm, and also Turnkey Intelligence, the industry’s leading consumer intelligence firm. For more information about Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, visit www.TurnkeySE.com.

Turnkey Intelligence is the sports and entertainment industry’s leader in custom consumer research (Surveyor) and lead scoring and data enhancement (Prospector). Over 100 clients utilize Turnkey’s software and services to make better-informed business decisions involving ticketing, sponsorship, marketing and sales. For more information about Turnkey Intelligence, visit www.Intel.TurnkeySE.com.

Turnkey Search helps properties and sponsors identify, recruit and hire the very best management talent. Every year, 65-75 clients utilize Turnkey to execute and fill senior-level searches with qualified, experienced candidates. For more information about Turnkey Search, visit www.Recruiting.TurnkeySE.com.

For more information, contact:

Emily Huddell
VP Marketing, Turnkey Sports & Entertainment