Gettysburg Magazine Voice of Experience: Brendan Ripp '99

5 questions for SI’s publisher

In January, Brendan Ripp became publisher of Sports Illustrated and its SI.com website. A fourteen-year veteran of Time, Inc., Ripp had been vice president for sales and marketing at Fortune magazine and held the publisher posts at Money and TIME. The Phi Sigma Kappa brother majored in management and economics and now serves on the College’s Communications and Marketing Advisory Council (CMAC).

Why Gettysburg College?

In 1995, I had no idea what I wanted to be when I “grew up.” Back then, high school guidance counselors were still telling young people like me that a liberal arts education would provide “a strong foundation” for whatever I decided to pursue.

I listened to them—and Gettysburg accepted me

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