CANES BASKETBALL LEGEND AND CURRENT MAYOR OF DANIA BEACH TAMARA JAMES DISCUSSES HER DECISION TO COME TO UM, HER RECORD-SETTING CAREER, HOW HER PRO CAREER LED HER OVERSEAS AND HOW HER BASKETBALL BACKGROUND HAS HELPED HER NAVIGATE HER NEW ROLE AS A PUBLIC SERVANT ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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University of Miami Athletics

Shawn Kuzmin

Height

6-2

In March of 2017 Shawn Kuzmin was named the general manager of Hurricane Sports Properties within the University of Miami Department of Athletics. Before his time at UM, Kuzmin spent 20-plus years in the sports and entertainment industry with stops in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball. Kuzmin has excelled in driving revenue in multiple markets while leading the sales, service and marketing efforts for a number of brands, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Pistons, DTE Energy Music Theater and the Florida Panthers.

In additional to his duties at University of Miami, Kuzmin enjoys spending time outdoors, kayaking, attending sporting events and hanging out with his six boys, Nathan (20), Alek (15), AJ (11), Carter (10), Levi (7) and Kai (2).