March 12: Professional sports agent to discuss career

By Trevor Havard, College of Education intern

Cameron-Foster-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Seattle-based professional sports agent will speak about that business to Washington State University students and the public at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Todd 434.

Cameron Foster is co-founder and managing director of REIGN Foster & Easley Sports Management Group, which represents professional athletes including former Seattle Seahawks Benson Mayowa and Korey Toomer and former WSU football players Jeff Tuel, Deone Bucannon and Marquess Wilson. The company recently celebrated 25 years in business.

“We strive to give our sport management students real practical experience and allow them to build their network while at WSU,” said Chris Lebens, sport management clinical assistant professor specializing in sport law. “Bringing Cameron in to speak with them about how to pursue this career path is both practical and an opportunity for the students to meet and network with him.”

The other co-founder of Foster & Easley is Seattle Seahawks legend Kenny Easley, who was the Seahawks’ No. 1 draft pick in 1981 (fourth overall) and played seven seasons with the team. He is a member of the Seahawks Ring of Honor and is considered to be one of the best NFL safeties of all time.

During his NFL career, Easley was a client of a large sports agency. When he retired from the NFL in 1989 due to kidney failure, he didn’t hear from his agent for nearly six months. Foster and Easley decided to keep their sports agency small so they could provide a more personal style of representation.

Other professional athletes who have been represented by Foster & Easley include Jamie Moyer (baseball 2000-2005) and the Seattle Sounders (soccer) Lamar Neagle (2011-present).