Meet Sara Gramata
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sport Management
Phone: (813) 257-4055
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
1994 Ohio University, B.S.
2004 Loyola University of Chicago, MBA
Media Relations and Communication in Sport
Sport Marketing and Fundraising
International Sport Management
Sara Gramata worked in New York City and Chicago where she launched the famous milk mustache campaign, wrote golf tips for Sports Illustrated and handled sporting events like boneﬁshing, volleyball tournaments and scuba diving with Jean-Michel Cousteau for the Islands of the Bahamas. Her marketing campaigns included working with celebrities from Derek Jeter and the Dalai Lama to Wayne Gretzky and Yogi Berra.
Gramata strives to bring her business experience into the classroom to illustrate textbook concepts. Gramata has created unique engaged learning opportunities for students to work alongside the media at NBA Orlando Magic games and volunteer for Super Bowl LV, the NFL Draft and NHL Draft. Additionally, Gramata has led students to the United States Olympic and Paralympic headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, to live and train like an Olympian while learning the business behind one of the world’s largest sporting events.
Internationally, Gramata has advised African refugee groups and worked at Loyola University of Chicago’s Vietnam campus creating marketing curriculum. Some of Gramata’s published work includes:
Gramata, Sara. “Theo Epstein’s Managerial Style.” Quest Means Business, Richard Quest, CNN International, October 2016
Gramata, Sara. (2016) “What CEO’s Can Learn from the Cubs’ Joe Maddon.” Chicago Crain’s Business Journal
Gramata has great pride in the Tampa community area, spending much of her childhood in the city. Currently, she teaches kids from the Lighthouse for the Blind and Low Vision how to kayak and paddle board and volunteers for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay with her three daughters.
Faculty Person of the Year for Quinlan Business School, Loyola University of Chicago 2016
Faculty Person of the Year, Chi Omega sorority for Loyola University of Chicago 2018
Finalist for the St. Ignatius Loyola award, the most prestigious teaching award given by Loyola University of Chicago for excellence in teaching (2014)
Finalist for the Alice B. Hayes award, Loyola University of Chicago for excellence in mentoring and advising (2018)
Finalist for Faculty Person of the Year, Business School, Stetson University (2021)