Linda Corsey DeYampert, a California State University, Dominguez Hills alumna and the first African American woman to hold a management position at the National Football League (NFL) Network, has been selected to be featured in the California State University’s Made in the CSU poster display in the state capitol.
“I’m very surprised when I’m honored for my accomplishments. When you’re passionate, believe, serve and value your work in the community—both personally and professionally—it becomes part of your daily routine,” said DeYampert (1999, B.S., business management). “I’m also honored and humbled about the opportunity to have my image placed on the wall in the capitol.”
DeYampert is senior manager of scheduling operations at the NFL Network, overseeing the production facility and a staff of 25 direct reports and 250 freelance employees for all studio operations and some remote productions.
“It’s comforting to know the NFL Network values diversity. It should be a business practice in every organization. I am equally as proud to represent the NFL’s core values in my role at the network,” she said. “Personally, I’ve utilized this opportunity to mentor and encourage others to work hard and believe in themselves. And I hope my presence, determination and work ethics will encourage more women into the field of sports management.”