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UCATS | STAFF

Karen Hatcher
Executive Sr. Associate Athletic Director - External Affairs
karen.hatcher@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati:  Responsible for strategic planning to enlist philanthropic support for Athletics; focused on developing major gifts to fund capital initiatives and endowments.
  • Joined Staff: December 2012
  • Previous Experience:  Spent six years as the Director of Special Events for the Houston Astros; Fifteen plus years as a Sports Marketing Consultant working with major charities, consumer goods and NBA, NFL and MLB teams and their foundations.
  • Background:  B.S. in Communications and M.S. in Sports Administration from Ohio University

Katie Haag
Assistant AD - Director of Annual Giving
katie.haag@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and implementing donor relation outings and fundraising events for UCATS. Also assists with external operations with a focus on prospecting and growth initiatives.
  • Joined Staff: March 2010
  • Previous Experience: Intern, Athletic Development , University of Cincinnati (2008-2009); Athletics Suite Assistant - University of Kentucky (2005-2007)
  • Background: B.S., Sports Administration, Northern Kentucky University (2009)
Katie Pavel

J. Locklier
Assistant AD - Leadership Gifts
j.locklier@uc.edu

  • Joined Staff: December 2014

Dianna Rafferty
Associate Director of Development - Leadership Gifts
dianna.rafferty@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities are to coordinate, evaluate and plan programs for the athletics department.
  • Joined Staff: May 2012
  • Previous Experience: Athletic Development Intern, University of Tennessee (2009-2011), Athletic Development Intern, University of Cincinnati (Summer 2009), Development Assistant, University of Tennessee (2012)
  • Background: B.S. in Sport Management, University of Tennessee (2010); M.S. in Ed. in Sport Studies, University of Tennessee (2011)
Dianna Rafferty

Brad Okel
Associate Director of Development - Leadership Gifts
bradley.okel@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include assisting with the annual membership campaign through the coordination of data to maximize philanthropic support opportunities for the Department of Athletics.
  • Joined Staff: April 2011
  • Previous Experience: Account Executive, The Eisen Agency (2009-2011); UCATS Customer Service Intern, University of Cincinnati (2011-2012)
  • Background: B.S. Communication, University of Cincinnati (2010); M.Ed. Sports Administration, Xavier University (2012)

Paloma Suter
Assistant Director - Development
paloma.suter@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include assisting with football and basketball season ticket and group sales iniatives, along with the annual membershipt campaign.
  • Joined Staff: August 2013
  • Previous Experience: Ticket Sales and Service Representative, Texas Tech University (2012-13); Student Worker, UCATS
  • Background: B.B.A. Marketing, University of Cincinnati (2012)

Patrick Koman
Assistant Director of Development
patrick.koman@uc.edu

  • Joined Staff: April 2014

Jeff Vedder
Assistant Director of Development, Leadership Gifts
jeff.vedder@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include the management and implementation of the Director's Society/George Smith Society and all associated events and activities, as well as donor stewardship. Also manages the VIP Press Box for UC Football, as well as the Athletic Director's suite for UC Men's Basketball.
  • Joined Staff: February 2014
  • Previous Experience: Development Assistant, Ohio University (2011-2013)
  • Background: B.S.B.A., Marketing & Logistics, Ohio State University (2010); Master's in Sports Administration, Ohio University (2013); Master's in Business Administration, Ohio University (2013)

Matt Crone
Director of Creative Services
matt.crone@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include creation and design of several pieces for the athletic department, including invitations, brochures and pamphlets, as well as the coordination of electronic communication.
  • Joined Staff: September 2011
  • Previous Experience: Assistant Director of Development, University of Cincinnati (2011-14); Program Director, University of Cincinnati Alumni Association (2008-11); C.B. Richard Ellis (2006-09)
  • Background: B.B.A. Marketing & Operations Management, University of Cincinnati (2006).

Sarah King
Director of Donor Events
sarah.king@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibility is planing of department's special events.
  • Joined Staff: October 2014
  • Previous Experience: Development Assistant, Ohio State University (2013-14); Corporate Partnership Manager, Ohio University
  • Background: B.S., Sport Management, Ohio State University (2012); Master's in Sports Administration, Ohio University (2013); Master's in Business Administration, Ohio University (2013)

Vicki Rohlfer
Assistant to Executive Sr. Associate Athletic Director, External Affairs
vicki.rohlfer@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibility is the day to day operations of the UCATS office and the coordination of all UCATS events.
  • Joined Staff: March 2011
  • Previous Experience: Regional Credit Manager Gibson Greeting Cards , Office Manager for Todd S. Elwert, D.C.
Vicki Rohlfer
TICKET OFFICE | STAFF

Jeff Smith
Associate AD - Development & Ticket Operations
jeffrey.smith@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include oversight of the UCATS annual campaign, marketing and group sales initatives, customer service, as well as the director of priority seating.
  • Joined Staff: 2001
  • Previous Experience: Director of Marketing & Promotions, Troy (three years)
  • Background:  B.S. in Sport Administration, Ohio University (1996); M.S. in Sport Administration, Ohio University (1997)

Greg Harrell
Assistant AD - Season Tickets & External Engagement
greg.harrell@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include oversight of the UCATS customer service center staff, management of the annual seat improvement process and providing new priority seating opportunities
  • Joined Staff: March 2011
  • Previous Experience: Group Sales Ticket Coordinator, Lake County Captains (2005-06); Director fo Marketing and New Business Development, University of Cincinnati (2006-09)
  • Background: B.S. in Sport Management, Toledo (2005); M.Ed. in Sport Administration, Xavier (2009)

    Nick Bowes
    Assistant AD - Revenue Management
    nicholas.bowes@uc.edu

    • At Cincinnati: Implements new policies and procedures to create efficient operations that ensure compliance with institutional policy. Audits all ticket sales and bowl revenue and serves as financial oversight of UCATS and ticket office.
    • Joined Staff: June 2009
    • Previous Experience: Accounting Intern, Ashland, Inc. (2006-08)
    • Background: B.S. Accounting, Ohio State (2008)

    Lindsey Delscamp
    Senior Director - Ticket Operations
    lindsey.delscamp@uc.edu

    • At Cincinnati: Supervises ticket office staff and is system administrator for Paciolan ticket software.
    • Previous Experience: Assistant Director of Ticket Operations, Bradley University
    • Background: B.A. in Sport Management, Bluffton University (2005); M.Ed. in Sport Administration, Xavier University (2006).

    Morgan Laumann
    Assistant Director - Ticket Operations
    morgan.laumann@uc.edu

    Ashley Finn
    Account Executive - Ticket Operations
    ashley.finn@uc.edu

    Ian Howard
    Account Executive - Ticket Operations
    ian.howard@uc.edu