Certified Professional – Society for Human Resource Management


Graduate Certificate in Adult Education – University of Minnesota
M.Ed. in Human Resource Development – University of Minnesota
BS in Marketing and International Business – Iowa State University

Savanna Townsend

Human Resource Generalist

Savanna Townsend is Premier Sport Psychology’s Human Resources Generalist.  While her day-to-day work varies greatly, Savanna supports all team members in any way she can.  From facilitating the onboarding and assimilation of all Premier employees, to administering assessments, Savanna takes care of all things HR-related.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from Iowa State University, where she was a two-year captain of the Women’s Swimming and Diving Team, Savanna began her career in marketing, first as an intern for SportsEngine, and then as an Event Planner and Promotions Director for Destination Sturgeon Bay, where she coordinated city-wide special events, created digital marketing material, managed project and production teams, and served in a client-facing role as a customer-support lead.  She subsequently returned to her roots in athletics and obtained an internship with Leadership U, assisting in student-athlete development at the University of Minnesota.  She transitioned to Premier Sport Psychology in 2020, continuing her work in student-athlete advocacy by supporting projects directly related to the personal and professional growth of student-athlete populations.  Since beginning her employment with Premier, Savanna has completed her master’s degree in Human Resource Development and an Adult Education Graduate certificate at the University of Minnesota.

A devoted swimmer from age five, Savanna was a multi-event individual state champion in high school, and was the president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee while participating in numerous record-breaking relays at Iowa State.  Since retiring from swimming, she enjoys running, fishing, tennis, and beach volleyball.


Human Resource Development, Adult Education, Leadership, Team Building, Collegiate Student-Athlete Populations, Project Management

Work Experience

Savanna’s work experience at Premier includes staff and client support, and leadership development programming for the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Twins. She has also served as a project manager and coordinator for many of Premier’s larger organizational accounts, and as a co-producer for Premier’s Hold Fast Podcast.

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Postdoctoral Resident

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Postdoctoral Resident

Research and Development Consultant

Founder, CEO

President, Executive Leadership Consultant

Assistant Training Director, Sport Psychologist

Vice President of Clinical Services, Sport Psychologist

Sport Psychologist

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