Brandi Guerinot has been passionate about her many roles at Daemen—from previously serving as interim athletic director to now teaching sport management courses as a visiting assistant professor in the Business Department.
A former student athlete herself, Guerinot attended George Washington University and was on the rowing team while majoring in health and science for her undergraduate degree.
In one of her classes, she was tasked to lay out an entire business plan related to exercise, health and wellness.
“My love of being a student-athlete inspired me to create a business around a college athletic department,” Guerinot explained. “I interviewed the athletic department staff to gain insight and was really intrigued by their work. That’s when I knew I wanted to go into sports management.”
Guerinot attended Ohio State University and earned a master’s degree in sport management, while working within NCAA compliance in their athletic department as a graduate assistant.
“That inspired me to work in college athletics, which I went on to do for 15 years,” Guerinot said. “I hope I’m able to inspire students in the same way.”
Guerinot also worked in the athletics departments at Boston College and the University at Buffalo before her first stint at Daemen.
However, she and her family moved to Florida, where she worked for a Division I conference, before returning to Daemen with a new opportunity years later.
“I know Daemen is a great place to work, so when I had the opportunity to come back I jumped on it,” Guerinot said. “Coming back is like coming home—it feels like family.”
“What’s so special about Daemen is that we care so much about each student. We really strive to make their experience worthwhile and focus on their unique interests,” she added.
Guerinot resides in Williamsville with her husband and children. She’s a proud mother of two boys and in her spare time, she enjoys exercising, and reading.