About Us

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Jayesh Hariharan

VP of E2 Conference
Marshall Student

Nihaal Poonja

BEA President
Marshall Student

Jake Thomas

VP of Programming
Marshall Student

Melissa Karson

VP of Marketing & Communications
Marshall Student

Kanishk Mishra

VP of Finance & Technology
Marshall Student

Tamara Stone

E2 VP
Marshall Student

Awadhesh Kumar

E2 VP
Marshall Student

Wei Miao

E2 VP
Marshall Student

Katie Swinton

E2 AVP
Marshall Student

Amanda Salvest

E2 AVP
Marshall Student

Stephen Manney

E2 AVP
Marshall Student

Trevor Rosenbery

E2 AVP
Marshall Student

Ossie Kishlanski

E2 AVP
Marshall Student

Katelin Stidham

E2 AVP
Marshall Student

Peter Campbell

Business Sector Lead at USC Marshall School of Business

The Business of Entertainment Association

The Business of Entertainment Association (BEA) was formed in 1991 as a networking facility for Marshall students to secure positions in the entertainment industry. Today, the BEA not only provides valuable entertainment networking events, but also offers educational seminars, access to events in the field, career preparation tools, and other useful resources and events.

The Evolution of Entertainment Conference is the flagship annual event for the student-run Business of Entertainment Association (BEA) at the Marshall School of Business. Now in its 10th year, the conference will focus on content from three perspectives: Creators, Distributors, and Investors. We are on the verge of a new revolution within the Entertainment industry as non-traditional companies enter the space, technology defines distribution, and billions of dollars are pledged towards experimenting with new forms of storytelling.