LEARFIELD SPORTS PROMOTES FOUR TO VICE PRESIDENT POSITION; REFINES OVERALL COLLEGIATE STRUCTURE
PLANO, Texas – Learfield Sports today announced the promotions of Pam Batalis, Megan Eisenhard, Dan Hawley and Mike McCollum to regional vice president roles to better serve its nearly 100 college sports properties nationwide. All four leaders are long-time Learfield employees, and the company’s structure is now positioned into West, Central, South and East regions.
“Learfield has dedicated over 40 years to serving our school partners and clients with the utmost professionalism, integrity and personal care. Pam, Megan, Dan and Mike will help us continue to serve our partners and support our employees on all levels,” said Learfield’s Chief Revenue Officer Andy Rawlings.
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The West Region is led by Senior Vice President Tim Cline, joined by Vice President Kyle Denzel and new Vice Presidents Eisenhard and McCollum. Eisenhard served the last five years as general manager for the company’s Buffalo Sports Properties entity at the University of Colorado. Her additional collegiate experience includes working with the University of California, Berkeley and Cal State-Sacramento. McCollum joined Learfield Sports in 2006 and served most recently as the company’s Army Sports Properties general manager at West Point. He also was general manager for Learfield’s property supporting University of Maine Athletics, and previously served as director of corporate sales for Maine Athletics.
The Central Region is led by Senior Vice President Chris Sanders, with Vice Presidents Kelly Jensen and Chuck Schroeder.
The South Region is led by Senior Vice President Andrew Wheeler, with Vice Presidents David Hubbard and newly appointed Vice President Hawley. A 15-year industry veteran, Hawley has spent 10 of those years with Learfield, most recently as general manager for the company’s work at Boise State. He also held the same role for Learfield’s property at the University of Wyoming and previously worked in athletic departments at Wyoming and the University of Montana.
The East Region is led by Senior Vice President Steve Gowan, with Vice President Pat Fagan and newly appointed Vice President Batalis, a 20-year veteran sports marketer who most recently was a regional general manager. Batalis’ experience also includes leadership positions in athletic footwear, professional basketball and tennis, and Fortune 500 marketing consulting.
Learfield Sports’ rich history includes four decades of developing trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of college sports. The company has prominence in all of the major conferences and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with award co-founders NACDA and USA Today. Learfield represents collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives, and offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting and digital platform expertise through its owned companies. To learn more about Learfield’s history, businesses and job opportunities, please visit www.learfieldsports.com.