"The partnership with ADVANCE has been invaluable for the A-10 membership’s student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators, in addition to conference office officials. A great deal of uncertainty will continue to exist as student-athletes become more empowered in navigating their autonomy over their NIL, and the protective education programming has been exceptional. ADVANCE are industry leading experts who provide an outstanding service by catering and customizing programs to meet the needs of our student-athletes, in addition to the broader league constituency."
Jill Redmond
Atlantic 10 Conference | Executive Senior Associate Commissioner
In my opinion, ADVANCE is the go to entity for name, image, and likeness education. They led an amazing and informative session on decision making and NIL for our ACC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Through participating in ADVANCE’s interactive workshop, our SAAC representatives felt more prepared to discuss and engage in NIL opportunities and were able to apply ADVANCE's decision making framework to help others in their roles as student leaders and within their career endeavors."
Shamaree Brown
ACC | Former, Director of Student-Athlete Programs and Compliance | Current, Iowa State, Senior Associate AD of Student Services
“The reason Boise State chose to work with ADVANCE for our NIL education is simply because they are the best. During my time working at the NCAA, I have watched closely the work they have done with the Elite Student-Athlete Symposium and their education is both dynamic and effective. When we get on a call with the group at ADVANCE, we know they are going to be prepared and they are going to keep our student-athletes attention for the full hour. They're the best!”
Matt Brewer
Boise State Broncos | Former, Associate Athletic Director, Compliance | Current, University of Idaho, Associate Athletic Director, Compliance
As a non-agent, sports attorney, Luke Fedlam’s distinct profile makes him an incredible resource for the University of Texas’ Black Student-Athlete Summit. He has presented three times in the five-year history of BSA on the financial challenges athletes face, having a decision-making process for the off the field opportunities and the emerging name, image and likeness landscape. Luke’s work with ADVANCE, along with his dynamic presentation style strongly resonates with all three levels - administrator, coach and student-athlete – of our attendees alike.”
Dr. Leonard Moore
University of Texas | Former, VP of Diversity and Community Engagement | Current, George Littlefield Professor of American History
"ADVANCE immediately engaged our football student-athletes with a meaningful activity and simple methodology which set the tone and foundation for the workshop. As an alumnus and former student-athlete, Rashad was a relatable and highly effective educator. The financial lessons benefitted all players and served as a great reminder for some of our younger staff. Our student-athletes left their ADVANCE session with immediately applicable tools and additional financial knowledge. No matter what career path they take after Cornell our players will be able to apply the information learned. We are looking forward to working with ADVANCE in the future."
David Archer
Cornell Big Red | Head Football Coach
“It was imperative for us to go beyond singular programming and be able to equip our players with resources in an individual and intentional way to lay the foundation for their careers and prepare them for life after the game. We are looking forward to our continued partnership with ADVANCE to make sure every Detroit Lion is prepared to be a CEO for life.”
Jessica Gray
Detroit Lions | Co-Director for Player Engagement
"ADVANCE’s engagement with the GLIAC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee retreat was well-received by our SAAC representatives and administrators. Luke Fedlam’s energy and ability to connect with student-athletes was evident in their engagement levels and questions. His working experience with athlete-clients as a non-agent, sports attorney brings a unique perspective to the areas of education provided in having a personal decision-making process off the field, financial management and career planning.”
Danielle Harris
GLIAC | Former, Conference Associate Commissioner | Current, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner
“ADVANCE is a trusted resource that I’ve had the chance to work with at both the professional and college levels. Luke always brings it for players, whether it’s decision-making beyond the field or preparing elite student-athletes for a potential transition to pro sports. His delivery style and commitment to the protection and education of athletes truly connects with players when it comes to their personal and professional development.”
Ryan Stamper
Jacksonville Jaguars | Director of Player Assessment
"After seeing a presentation from ADVANCE at the NCAA Elite Athlete Symposium, I knew that they were the right people to provide a financial literacy workshop to our football student-athletes. What impressed me the most was how they were able to captivate a room full of potential first round NFL prospects. I could not wait to introduce them to our athletic administration at the University of Miami. ADVANCE had the perfect game plan for our life skills workshop on financial literacy. They split the team into small groups making it interactive and engaging. The session was completely new and innovative and it was enlightening to see how well they were able to connect with our student-athletes. The wealth of knowledge they bring to the table is priceless. I highly recommend ADVANCE for life skills and NIL education. They are a game changer."
Jorge Baez
Miami Hurricanes | Director Player Development
“Partnering with ADVANCE has helped Michigan State’s EverGreen program become one of the best in the country,” said Elliott Daniels, Michigan State Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Engagement. “We wanted to successfully position our student-athletes at the forefront of NIL and their collaborative DDMC protective education curriculum, implemented both virtually and in-person, allows us to empower our student-athletes to make well informed decisions as they build their brands in navigating potential NIL opportunities.”
Elliott Daniels
Michigan State Spartans | Senior Associate AD, Student-Athlete Engagement
“ADVANCE’s presentation to our NBA G League rookies on having a systematic approach for off the court decisions, was one of the program's most impactful workshops. Players and staff alike really felt ADVANCE knocked it out of the park.”
Erjaam Hayes
NBA G League | Director, Player Development
"ADVANCE enhanced our Elite Student-Athlete Symposium for Football with resonant material and thoughtful attendee engagement. The energy Mr. Fedlam brought to open the event and his ability to connect with the attending athletes and administrators was truly impactful for the group. Participants continued espousing their takeaways from ADVANCE’s session throughout the remainder of the program.”
Deidre Merritt
NCAA | Director of Leadership Development
"ADVANCE spoke to our professional athletes’ education programs for football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and ice hockey about preparing for professional life, due diligence, financial literacy and contracts. They educated our athletes on how to run their own businesses, how to create your brand and persona and represent yourself, along with how to hire business advisors, what to look for and where you need to be careful. ADVANCE is great in this space.”
Gene Smith
Ohio State Buckeyes | Director of Athletics and Vice President
"We had the great opportunity to bring in Luke and Ashley today from ADVANCE to help our student-athletes with NIL and Financial Management. And let me just tell you, they’re the best, they’re the best. They’re engaging, they’re well knowledged, they know how to reach this generation and most importantly, they’re well trusted. I’ve traveled the country. I’ve been in this industry for a long time and let me just say, we’re so appreciative and thankful for this great partnership."
Penny Semaia
Pitt Panthers | Senior Associate AD, Student Life
“ADVANCE is a fantastic resource for ANY university looking to improve their students financial literacy. They provide effective yet engaging information that allows everyone involved to improve their financial knowledge in an enjoyable way! I honestly wish they were around when I played football. I encourage everyone to schedule a consultation. They are ahead of the game and they will only get better! In this profession it is our duty to uplift our student-athletes not only physically, but also mentally. As they’ve stated on their website, It is never too late to “TAKE CHARGE of Your Financial Future.”
Kadeem Wise
Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs | Former, Director of Football Operations | Current, Georgia Football, Associate Director of Recruiting Operations
"ADVANCE has perfected the recipe for a most-engaging student-athlete life skills workshop about financial literacy. Between Courtney's vast portfolio through the years in combination with Rashad's extremely relatable journey as a student-athlete, it is a life skills program coordinator's dream. Their philosophy, interactive exercises, and realist advice absolutely made a lasting impression on our student-athletes at UNLV. I highly recommend ADVANCE as a must-have life skills program."
Sarah Wattenberg
UNLV Rebels | Director of Sports Performance

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