Louisiana State

“The way fans attend and consume collegiate athletics events is ever changing,” said Brian Broussard, LSU Associate Athletic Director for Ticket Sales & Operations. “We are constantly in search of ways to improve how we communicate with our current supporters and more creative in the way we bring new fans into the fold. We are excited about this partnership and look forward to the future.”

Sam Haughton

VICE PRESIDENT & General Manager - LOUISIANA STATE

shaughton@taymarventures.com

Sam oversees the Ticket Sales and Services staff focused on generating ticket sales revenue and customer service for LSU Athletics Department.  Prior to joining the LSU staff, Sam served as the Ticket Sales Manager at Oklahoma State in 2019 and the Assistant Director of Ticket Sales and Customer Service at Indiana University in 2017.  Sam is a native of Indianapolis, IN, earning his Bachelor’s degree in sport marketing and management from Indiana University in 2014.  He also attended graduate school at Ohio University where he earned his Professional Masters of Sport Administration in 2020.  Outside of LSU, Sam enjoys spending time outdoors with his long-time girlfriend Jamie and his dog Cooper, playing golf, and watching sports.

Crazy Fact: Once drove six hours in a snow storm to watch my favorite team in the playoffs.

Item You Can’t Live Without: Coffee

Sam’s Hot Take: Yellow Starbursts are underrated



Michael Petersen

Assistant General Manager

mpetersen@taymarventures.com

Michael, a graduate of Florida State University, got his start in college athletics at Georgia Tech where he spent over 4 years in the ticket office as a Sales, Service, and Annual Giving Consultant. A native of Marietta, GA, Michael enjoys hiking, playing recreational sports and attending live music events.

Crazy Fact:  My initials are MVP

Item You Can’t Live Without:  Spotify

Sam’s Hot Take: Trae Young will win more NBA Championships than Luka Doncic



HARRISON WILLIAMS

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - LOUISIANA STATE

hwilliams@taymarventures.com

Harrison joined the Taymar Sales U Family in September 2020.  Prior to Taymar, Harrison served as a Membership Services Manager at Monumental Sports and Entertainment with the Washington Wizards and Mystics, and also had stints at Oregon State University and in minor league baseball as an Account Executive.  As a proud University of Tennessee graduate and fan, he enjoys tailgating, taking road trips and spending time with loved ones.

Crazy Fact: Won AAU basketball national championship at 12, as a coach.

Item You Can’t Live Without: Peanut Butter

Harrison’s Hot Take: Memphis has the best BBQ in the USA.



Kyle Guillie

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - LOUISIANA STATE

kguillie@taymarventures.com

Kyle is a graduate of LSU and grew up outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. Before joining Taymar Sales U, Kyle worked for the Texas Rangers as a Ticket Operations Assistant, New Orleans Zephyrs as an Account Executive, and most recently a Corporate Sales Executive for the New Orleans Baby Cakes when the Zephyrs re-branded. Kyle spends his free time with his family, catching the latest movies, and cheering for the Braves, Saints and of course LSU.

Crazy Fact: Same birthday as Arnold Palmer and Randy Johnson

Item You Can’t Live Without: My Apple products

Kyle’s Hot Take: Pineapples do go on pizza



J'son Bennett

Account Executive - Louisiana State

jbennett@taymarventures.com

J’son is a graduate of Ohio University and began his sports career as an Inside Sales Representative with the Sacramento River Cats in the MiLB. After that, he was a Account Executive for the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League. J’son enjoys being with friends, making music, and finding new places to eat.

Crazy Fact: I’m a Browns fan, even after we drafted Brandon Weeden

Item You Can’t Live Without:  My PS5 or AirPods

J’son’s Hot Take: Kyle Korver revolutionized the 3pt shot, not Steph Curry

 



Alicia Lartey

Account Executive - Louisiana State

alartey@taymarventures.com

Alicia is a graduate of East Carolina University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism. While pursuing her master’s degree in Sports Administration, she got her start in sports with the Winston Salem Dash MiLB team. Following the Dash, she went to work for Guest Relations at the Carolina Panthers, game day operations intern for the Carolina Cobras arena football team and a Ticket Sales Representative for the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship sector. Most recently she was a Personal Ticket Consultant for NASCAR. When not at work, she enjoys anything basketball or football, hanging out with friends and watching The Office.

Crazy Fact: I’ve seen every episode of The Office and can name the episodes used in the opening credits.

Item You Can’t Live Without: Air Conditioning

Alicia’s Hot Take: LeBron is a great player but will never be the GOAT.