PALS Dinner and Keynote: Kelli Masters

Oct 11, 2018 at 11:00am

In creating the Patricia Adams Lecture Series, John and Pat Adams sought to provide extraordinary opportunities for all Heidelberg students, graduate and undergraduate, as well as faculty and staff, and the broader Tiffin community. The first lecture in the series was held in September 2010 and coincided with the grand opening of Adams Hall at Heidelberg University, home to the new School of Business. The lecture series is named to honor Pat Adams’ long-standing loyalty to and passion for Heidelberg University, her tireless philanthropic spirit, her values of education and leadership and her desire to leave a legacy at the university that has meant so much to both her and John throughout their lives.

Keynote Speaker

Kelli Masters is an attorney and certified NFL sports agent. She is the founder and president of KMM Sports, a full-service sports management company based in Oklahoma City. While managing KMM, Ms. Masters continues to practice law as an Of Counsel member of Fellers Snider Law Firm, while also representing athletes in football, baseball and Olympic sports.  

In 2010, Ms. Masters became the first woman to represent a first-round pick in the NFL Draft, and she continues to fight for opportunities for women in a very male-dominated industry. Bleacher Report recognized her in 2014 as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Sports worldwide.  

Ms. Masters earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, and her Juris Doctor degree with honors from OU’s College of Law. She is a former national and world champion baton twirler, and was also Miss Oklahoma 1997, winning awards for talent and community service at the Miss America pageant that year.  

Currently, Ms. Masters serves as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma Christian University, teaching sports law.


  • 11 a.m. – Noon – Session 1: Presentation and Q&A, Gundlach Theatre
  • 2-3 p.m. – Session 2: Presentation and Q&A, Gundlach Theatre
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dinner & Keynote Address, Seiberling Gymnasium



Heidelberg students can register on BergSync.


Contact the Alumni Engagement Office, 419-448-2486.

Students are required to bring their student ID to all events. 

Learn more about the Patricia Adams Lecture Series.

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