Vice President, Events & Programming
As the Vice President of Events & Programming, Erin Pellegrino is responsible for bringing RISE’s mission and partnerships to life. An innovative leader with more than 15 years of experience in sports and entertainment, she has assisted with 100+ live events, including 12 Super Bowls and championships for UEFA, WTA and WBO.
Before joining RISE, Erin was the Director of Marketing & Communications at Sesame Street, where she provided strategic brand direction and creative oversight for their broadcast, digital and print campaigns. Prior to that, she spent 12 years with the NFL, and New York Giants in their Communications, International and Events departments. Erin graduated from the University at Albany, where she was the Special Teams coach for the men’s football team. She is a proud member of UA’s Purple Family.
An explorer at heart, she has visited 35 countries and 38 states - including treks up Mt. Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu. Erin resides in Manhattan with her husband, Matt.