PLANO, Texas — University of Akron Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill will be returning to Learfield Sports as senior vice president for Learfield Sports’ University Partnership Group as announced today by Learfield President/CEO Greg Brown.
“We’re thrilled Tom has decided to come back to Learfield,” said Brown. “His breadth of experience, coupled with his history and knowledge of the company and its culture, are absolutely ideal for the work he will be doing with our collegiate partners.”
Wistrcill had served as general manager of Learfield’s Badger Sports Properties at the University of Wisconsin from 2002-2006. Following that, he served three years as senior associate athletic director at the University of Minnesota before joining the University of Akron Athletics program as Director of Athletics in 2009.
Wistrcill’s primary role, based in Learfield’s Plano headquarters, will be to work with the company’s collegiate partners and expand the scope of services Learfield provides those athletic programs. The University Partnership Group, headed by Chief Business Development Officer Bob Agramonte, represents Learfield and its owned and operated companies – including SIDEARM Sports, ANC, IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions and Learfield Licensing Partners – in crafting broad relationships between these external business lines and Learfield’s portfolio of collegiate properties.
“I’m very excited about this next chapter of my career, and the opportunity to return to Learfield is fantastic,” said Wistrcill. “Learfield is a great company with a tremendous culture and an outstanding reputation for being a trusted partner to collegiate athletics.”
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 manages the multimedia rights to more than 100 collegiate institutions, conferences and offers these partners the additional opportunity to utilize Learfield’s expertise and partnerships in concessions, ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting, digital platform, venue signage and technology systems through its owned and operated companies. To learn more about Learfield’s history, businesses and job opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com.