Timothy M. Schulte
President and Founder of Mid-America Sports Marketing Group
Timothy M. Schulte learned more than Xs and Os playing football for legendary coach Bo Schembechler at the University of Michigan. He learned success on and off the field is a direct result of the preparation, hard work and dedication an individual puts into a chosen endeavor. While Schembechler used those ideals to become one of the winningest coaches in Big 10 history, Schulte has found success in the marketing and event management field.
After leaving the University of Michigan as a first-team Academic All Big 10 scholar athlete, he matriculated to Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, earning a MBA in Finance. After establishing a solid academic foundation, Tim headed to Wall Street to work his way up the ladder at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets as an institutional fixed-income salesman.
While competing on Wall Street, a passion for sports remained in Schulte’s heart. He saw an opportunity existed in Chicago to create impactful events which offered unique cause-marketing solutions and new business development strategies for corporate America. This insight brought him to create Mid-America Sports and Events Group, Inc. in 1992.
Schulte again recognized preparation, hard work and dedication are the keys to success. This philosophy has been the driving force defining and sustaining the company for 20-plus years and keeps his list of corporate, charity and celebrity clients growing.
Over this span, he has orchestrated an array of events, including celebrity-studded golf outings for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the National Hockey League Coaches’ Association; corporate travel programs for Fortune 1000 companies; charity fundraisers for local and national causes; and strategic campaigns focusing on corporate promotions, sales and marketing.
Additionally, Tim is involved with the Sports and Entertainment aspects of IU’s Kelley School of Business as a guest speaker and lecturer and has appeared on various sports marketing and event management panels. He is also a Board member of the Michigan Football Alumni Network (MFAN.) He, his wife Alison and their three children (Megan, Taylor and Cameron) call Chicago home.