American Collegiate Athletic Association
Commissioner Kelly J. Higgins has announced the hiring of Jon J. Martin as the Associate Commissioner for Communications. His primary responsibilities at the ACAA will be to develop the league’s website and create a communications plan for the league.
University of South Dakota
Aubrie Odegaard, a senior at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., has accepted the position of graduate assistant for the 2017-18 year.
Lindsey Spatola named the 2017-18 Jack Grinold Intern for Athletic Communications. Spatola will join Northeastern in August after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she worked in the athletic communications office for the last year.
New York Institute of Technology
Adam Rubin named assistant athletic director for strategic communications. Rubin previously covered the Mets for ESPN and the New York Daily News. He also contributes to SportsNet New York. BIO
Grambling State University
Karen M. Carty hired as Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications. Carty joins GSU from her position as director of marketing in the South Carolina State University athletics department. FULL RELEASE
The College of Saint Rose
Kyle Young named Coordinator of Athletics Communications. Young arrives at Saint Rose after stops at Yale and Southern Connecticut State. FULL RELEASE
Association of Independent Institutions
Selected Georgia Gwinnett's Jason Hendrix as its new sports information director. FULL RELEASE
Ryan McNamara has been elevated to director of sports information following the retirement of longtime Mansfield University SID Steve McCloskey. McNamara will oversee the promotion and coverage of Mansfield’s 13 varsity athletic programs. He will also work with students and interns as part of the Mansfield Department of Communication’s concentration in sports information; the only program of it’s kind in the PASSHE system. FULL RELEASE
Chris Whitehead will be joining the Sports Information team on Monday, March 20 replacing John Gasparoni. A 2002 graduate of Georgia Tech where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, Whitehead worked in the SID office at Georgia Tech as a student, Louisiana-Lafayette as a graduate assistant and North Florida and Southern Miss as an Assistant SID. At Navy, he'll handle Women's Lacrosse, Water Polo, Sprint Football, Men's & Women's Indoor Track & Field and Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field. Alex Lumb will take over Women's Soccer and Men's & Women's Cross Country.
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Meg Kelly named assistant director for athletic communications at Boston University. Kelly was most recently at Loyola Marymount as the Assistant Director of Media Relations and before that served as the Athletics Communications Assistant at Harvard.