MEET THE TEAM

Ethan Schwartz

Student Chairman & Track Lead - Lifestyle

Ethan Schwartz is a senior at Emerson College, studying Sports Communication with a minor in Leadership & Management. Ethan is a lifelong gamer who understands the potential that the esports industry has. In November 2019, he was the Co-Executive Producer of a charity livestream for the GRAMMY™️ Music Education Coalition at the Sony Music HQ in New York City, bringing the music and esports worlds together for a unique experience. Ethan has worked in the traditional sports and entertainment industries and is looking to expand in the esports ecosystem.

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Rick Menasce

Chief Programming Officer & Track Lead - Competitive Programs

Brazilian with a MS in Game Science and Design from Northeastern University, Rick Menasce has more than 10 years of graphic design experience in diversified areas and was responsible for igniting and giving life to Northeastern University Esports Program, where he still works as the Esports Administrative and Operations Assistant.

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John Lyons

Social Media Lead

From northern New Hampshire, John is a senior journalism major

at Emerson College, and head

of social media for the College Esports Expo. At Emerson he is

a member of the Esports club,

as the communications lead and

the Overwatch Coordinator. As

the coordinator for the Overwatch Team he led the team to two top four finishes in the Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup. He has done social media and public relations work for the Trustees of Reservations and for

the Lock Podcast.

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Dylan Wong

Content Lead

Dylan Wong is a videographer and content creator. Notable past works are covering events such as PAX East and E3. When not covering events or creating other forms of content, he is gaming or learning new ways to better his craft.

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Reese Dikmak

Marketing & Public Relations

Reese Dikmak is a student at Becker College studying Game Production with a focus on Marketing and the esports Industry. He has played for two minor league League of Legends teams and one College Varsity team to immerse himself in the very world he studies. He has 6 years of event planning and marketing experience and feels confident bringing his expertise to the expo. His passions are centered around building the esports community up that brought him to where he is today.

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Meagan Lee

Public Relations

Meagan is a first semester junior at Emerson College studying Sports Communications and Public Relations. At Emerson she is a member of the Esports Club as a social media coordinator, as well as a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and Emerson Dance Company. Recently she volunteered at Super Bowl LIV with the Miami Host Committee. While in Florida she worked in the Social Media Command Center monitoring social channels and creating content. She also helped assist the media in the Media Center during the week leading up to the big game. On her off days, you can find Meagan in the dance studio or watching the Bachelor.

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Neal Sweeney

Marketing and Public Relations

Neal Sweeney is a recent graduate from Emerson College where he was President of Emerson Esports. With skills in communications, media creation, event management, and leadership, Sweeney has worked on various projects like the 2018 Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup, CEX 2019, spoke on an esports panel at the 2018 Emerson-Blanquerna Global Summit in Washington, DC, and helped facilitate a team of media creators at various gaming expos across the country. He is currently doing freelance work, and pursing opportunities in the gaming, esports, and media spaces.

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Kevin Mitchell

CEX Founder & Managing Director

​Kevin Mitchell has spent the last

20 years focused on the intersection of gaming, music, film, TV, and technology. After achieving several Grammy Award nominations and winning a Billboard Award as a music executive, Mitchell noticed that technology was disrupting consumers consumption habits so he transitioned into the immersive experience sector of the entertainment business. This passion for convergence leads Kevin to become one of the driving forces

to bring the business of competitive video gaming into the classrooms

and launching an esports program

in the Sports Communications Department at Emerson College. 

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Dawson Golove

Student Vice-Chairman & Track Lead - Player Performance

Dawson Golove is a business student studying for a BS in Esports Management at Becker College. As he studies, Dawson immerses himself into esports related activities across campus as he manages streaming talent, assists in operating gaming tournaments and plays as a substitute on one of the school’s League of Legends teams. This came after he founded and established a high school esports program that attracted over 100 members which won the inaugural Strong Island Overwatch tournament. Due to his program’s success, Dawson was recommended for a Congressional Proclamation award which he was awarded for community activism and leadership. He was also interviewed by Channel 12 News and Newsday for his views on the emerging market.

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Vincent Carrabino

Track Lead - Technology

Vincent Carrabino is an Esports Management student at Becker College and a League of Legends Varsity Player. Currently looking to grow esports with a focus on local early esports introduction.

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Emily Chin

Sponsorship & Event Operations Manager

Emily Chin has a BA in Communication and was the President of Esports at UMass Amherst. Recently she has been running events local to Boston with Super League Gaming, and nation-wide with PAX! Her passions involve working with communities to create meaningful relationships and amazing experiences. You can find Emily at local fighting game weeklies, trying out new recipes, or probably taking a nap before running her next event.

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Davis Gagnon

Content

Davis Gagnon is a junior at Emerson College, majoring in Visual Media Arts with a focus in Film Production. A new addition to the Emerson Esports Club, Davis is ready to get on the floor as a collaborative team member. Having been involved in studying the skills of filmmaking and a personal love for competitive gaming, Davis has a passion for the production process wanting to deliver content that highlights the qualities that Esports industries possess. Throughout his time at Emerson, Davis has participated as a crew member in many film sets with Emerson student organizations such as Emerson Independent Video (EIV).

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Finn Ehringer

Social Media & Public Relations

Finn is a senior at Emerson College studying writing, literature and publishing. Finn has been interested in esports since he started playing League of Legends in middle school, and has carried that interest to Emerson where he plays on the League of Legends team. Outside of school, Finn is an Event Marketing and Production Intern at WGBH, and wants to use the skills he's developing to help build and promote esports communities.

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Paige Thomas

Event Operations

Paige is a sophomore student at Emerson College studying Visual Media Arts and Esports Communications. She is apart of Emerson Independent Video and has worked with people across the globe with productions of TV shows, short films, and video games. She is excited to get more involved with esports and inspires to tackle new roles.

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Jason Skaggs

Program Outreach

Jason is a recent graduate from Emerson college and one of the founders of CEX. He had a crucial hand in creating several Esports teams at Emerson, and used his knowledge and experience in the esports world to help foster a competitive esports community at Emerson.

    Alan Ritacco

    Dean of the School of Design and Technology, Becker College

    Overseeing the School of Design and Technology at Becker College which consists of nationally ranked programs in: Video game design and development, programs in Interactive Media, Data Science, Business, Mathematics, Applied Computer Science, and Graphics and Communications Design.

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    About CEX

    What started as a student organization and think tank has evolved into a multifaced conference, focused on educating others on how to traverse

    the ever expanding esports ecosystem.

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