Deputy Athletic Director
5/98 to present
Promoted to Deputy Athletic Director in July of 2003 by Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach Barry Alvarez.
- Responsible for the overall administration of a $72 million athletic program that sponsors 23 intercollegiate sports and employs over 250 full-time staff
- Selected by Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal in 2003 as a recipient of its "Top Forty Under 40" Award. It is given annually to the 40 most influential and creative individuals in sports under the age of 40. Was the first intercollegiate sports administrator ever honored by the magazine.
- Developed a comprehensive strategic financial plan that has increased the department's financial reserve to over $15 million and allowed the department to move forward with several significant capital projects including a $109 million renovation to Camp Randall Stadium and the building of a new $8.8 million boat house for the men's and women's crew teams.
- Assisted in raising over $12 million in capital gifts to the Camp Randall Stadium project and the generation of over $5.5 million in annual contributions through the successful sale of 72 football suites, 325 premium club seats, 550 club seats and 4,000 new season tickets.
- Assisted in the devolvement and implementation of the institution's inaugural preferential seating program that is now generating over $7 million in annual contributions from over 14,000 annual donors.
- Assisted in the negotiation of a $25 million multi-year contract for the media and marketing rights for the athletic department, which is one of the largest collegiate marketing contracts in the country.
- Serving as the sports administrator for the men's and women's basketball programs since 2001-02. During that time the men's basketball program has won back-to-back Big Ten regular season championships and the 2003 Big Ten tournament championship.
- Appointed by Chancellor John Wiley to serve as the Chair of the University's Partners in Giving Campaign ("United Way") during 2004 which resulted in the achievement of all-time records in total university giving (14% increase) and participation (20% increase).
Associate Athletic Director for Administration
- Responsible for the administration of a $24 million athletic program that sponsored 24 intercollegiate sports.
- Served as the sports administrator for nine varsity sports representing 250 student-athletes.
- Developed a comprehensive strategic financial plan which eliminated a $6.8 million accumulated operating deficit and balanced the department's annual operating budget four consecutive years.
- Assisted in increasing corporate sponsorship revenue from $300,000 in 1994 to $1.2 million in 1998.
Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations
8/89 to 9/94
- Responsible for the internal operations of an NCAA Division I athletic program that sponsored fifteen intercollegiate sports and graduated 92% of al student-athletes.
- Served as the sports administrator for thirteen varsity sports representing 275 student-athletes.
- Balanced the athletic department's $4 million annual operating budget every fiscal year from 1989-1994.
Arthur Andersen & Company
5/87 to 8/89
Certification – Certified Public Accountant
Bachelor of Science – Business Administration (Accounting), 1987