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Presidential Perspectives: Minnesota’s Kaler, Wofford’s Samrat & Bryant’s Machtley

Presidents Ron Machtley of Bryant, Eric Kaler of Minnesota, and Nayef Samhat of Wofford join DHR Executive Search veteran Glenn Sugiyama on a panel covering many facets & challenges of the college athletics.

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Fostering A Culture Of Collaboration: UNT’s Baker & TAMU-Commerce’s McMurray

Directors of Athletics, Wren Baker of North Texas and Tim McMurray of Texas A&M-Commerce discuss collaboration in college athletics.

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A Data Driven Mindset With Ticketmaster’s Kat Frederick

AthleticDirectorU visits the SoCal headquarters of Ticketmaster for a conversation with Chief Marketing Officer, Kat Frederick. Frederick, a self-proclaimed data & analytics nerd, talks about the importance of using data to enhance a one-on-one conversation with individual customers.

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Deputy Leadership: Miami (FL)’s Strawley & Georgia Southern’s Sweany

Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, moderates a conversation on the role of a Deputy AD,  featuring Jenn Strawley of Miami (FL) and Lisa Sweany of Georgia Southern.

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Leadership In The Digital Age With Blake James of Miami (FL)

Blake James, Director of Athletics at Miam (FL), chats with Jim Cavale of INFLCR during on leadership and the importance of investing in digital media.

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Inside The NCAA Committee On Infractions With Carol Cartwright

NCAA Committee on Infractions and Knight Commission member, plus longtime higher education leader, Carol Cartwright, provides insights on the personnel makeup of the COI, avoiding groupthink, the challenge of separating the human element when reviewing cases and much more.

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South Carolina’s Ray Tanner: Being An AD Is Hard, Being A Head Coach Is Harder

Ray Tanner, Athletics Director at University of South Carolina chats with AthleticDirectorU on a number of topics related to the differences between leading an athletics department and being a head coach. Tanner also reflects on his tenure as an AD and what he can improve on moving forward.

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Navigating Through Industry Change: USF’s Kelly & Rutgers’ Hobbs

Directors of Athletics Michael Kelly of USF and Pat Hobbs of Rutgers, sit down with AthleticDirectorU on the topic of dealing with constant change in college athletics. Matt Banker, Associate AD for Compliance at Louisville, moderates the conversation.

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Impacting Others Through Trust: UCLA’s Inouye-Perez

UCLA Softball Head Coach, Kelly Inouye-Perez, visits with AthleticDirectorU to discuss a variety of topics regarding her position as the leader of a highly-successful softball program.

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Building And Sustaining A Culture of Excellence: Ryan Hawk With John Calipari And Michael Lombardi

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari and former NFL General Manager, Michael Lombardi visited AthleticDirectorU during the Collegiate Coaching Consortium to discuss building and sustaining a culture of excellence.

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Leading At The Highest Level: Texas’ Chris Del Conte

Chris Del Conte, Vice President & Director of Athletics at Texas, chats with Daniel Parker, Vice President & Managing Director of Sports at Parker Executive Search. The discussion touches on pressures of working at a high-profile institution, traits of the best ADs & more.

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Enhancing The Customer Experience With Jared Smith Of Ticketmaster

Jared Smith, President at Ticketmaster, visits AthleticDirectorU to discuss a number of topics ranging from leadership to the customer experience. Smith expresses excitement about the growth of the ticket and entertainment industry, specifically the introduction of the digital ticket.