Lisa Strasman's cool job: President of Next College Student Athlete

Lisa Strasman, as told to Audrey Cleo Yap

From her time as an entry-level recruiting coach to her current role as president, Lisa Strasman has helped Next College Student Athlete, which connects high school athletes to college coaches, grow since it was a 20-person start-up operation. Read more ...

Toyya Lassere's cool job: U.S. Bank Stadium guest experience manager

Toyya Lassere, as told to Pat Borzi

Whether it's a corporate event or a sellout, U.S. Bank Stadium guest experience manager Toyya Lassere has one mantra: treat every event like the Super Bowl. On Sunday, she'll have nearly 700 team members trying to make Super Bowl LII perfect. Read more ...

Matina Kolokotronis' cool job: Sacramento Kings COO

Matina Kolokotronis, as told to Gianina Thompson

Matina Kolokotronis has been a member of the Sacramento Kings organization for 21 years. As the team's chief operating officer, she was instrumental in the development in its new downtown arena, Golden 1 Center. Read more ...

Val Ackerman's cool job: Big East commissioner

Val Ackerman, as told to Andrew Kahn

When Val Ackerman took over as Big East commissioner in 2013, her mission was to rebrand the conference's identity as a basketball powerhouse. Losing football was a big blow, but she and the rest of her staff hustled like "a true start-up" to rebuild. Read more ...

Ngoc-Hien Nguyen's cool job: Reebok senior apparel designer

Ngoc-Hien Nguyen, as told to Matt Eisenberg

Ngoc-Hien Nguyen combined her loves of sketching and sewing into a career in the fashion industry. She has worked for Puma and now Reebok, designing gear for both the ordinary consumer and Usain Bolt during the Olympics. Read more ...