Dot Sheehan, Founder, President and CEO of Operation Hat


STAMFORD, Connecticut, June 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Dot Sheehan, founder, president and CEO of the nonprofit Operation Hat Trick (OHT), will appear on the national VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network podcast Next Steps with Chris Meek Tuesday June 22.

“Dot Sheehan is truly a trailblazer in the sports marketing industry as one of the first women to negotiate marketing contracts for professional athletes,” Meek said. Perhaps even more impressive than his history of breaking the glass ceiling in the world of sports marketing, is Dot’s focus on improving the lives, happiness and health of Veterans through his operation. nonprofit Operation Hat Trick. “

Operation Hat Trick is a non-profit organization that “supports the recovery of injured service members and veterans through the sale of OHT branded products, the proceeds of which are donated to organizations that support OHT’s mission.” Prior to Operation Hat Trick, Dot was the Associate Senior Director of Sports for External Relations at the University of New Hampshire for almost 20 years. She oversaw all areas that affected the external audience at Division I, 20 sports college. Previously, she was President of Sheehan Sports Marketing, a consulting firm that represented professional athletes on the marketing side of their lives.

Sheehan was one of the first female “agents” in sport and has continued to work with women whose goal is to make sport their career. In 2012, she received the Service Profile Award from the UNH Alumni Association for contributions to the university. She also received the 2013 Innovator Award for her vision and work with Operation Hat Trick. She is the first woman and the first UNH staff member to receive the award. In 2020, Dot was announced as the 2020 International Collegiate Licensing Association (ICLA) Hall of Fame inductee. In 2019, Sheehan became just the 10th recipient of the coveted ICLA Service Award from the decades-old International Collegiate Licensing Association.

Dot has the uncanny ability to use humor, frankness and tenderness at the same time to relay the impact of OHT in a way that has the power to put things in perspective, something we all could. use every now and then, ”Meek said. “His passion for ensuring the success of our nation’s heroes will touch the public and inspire them to look at his own life from a new perspective and perhaps even motivate them to give back to veterans or others in need in their own communities. “

Every week, Next steps appears on the VoiceAmerica Talk radio network every Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT.

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