Athletics News

FAU Welcomes John Semeraro as Senior Associate Athletic Director

Jan. 28, 2013

BOCA RATON, Fla - Florida Atlantic University Director of Athletics Pat Chun has rounded out his senior team with the addition of John Semeraro as the senior associate athletic director for external relations.

"We are excited to bring John Semeraro into our organization," said Chun. "His leadership abilities and collective experiences will enrich our athletic program. His goals and values align perfectly with our team."

In this role, Semeraro will have the responsibility of eight divisions within the athletic department including: development, marketing/promotions and special events, premium seats/ticket sales, ticket operations, corporate sales, the university trademark licensing and the media relations department.

Semeraro will join current senior associates Melissa Dawson, who oversees internal operations, as well as Dexter Lamont who oversees business development. "My family and I are thrilled to join the Florida Atlantic University community," said Semeraro. "I genuinely appreciate Pat Chun providing this tremendous opportunity and cannot wait to hit the ground running with a great team of people. I am eager to connect and collaborate with students, coaches, university staff, fans, alumni and supporters as we work to develop leaders, build champions and enhance the experience for all those involved with FAU Athletics."

Prior to FAU, Semeraro completed a two-year stint with Saint Leo University's department of athletics where he was associate athletic director for external operations. During his tenure at Saint Leo, Semeraro focused on areas involving local community engagement, game environment, fundraising, corporate partnerships, athletic branding, special events and regional marketing.

He returned to Saint Leo after he served as the assistant commissioner for external operations at the Peach Belt Conference. He also was actively involved on the NCAA Committee of Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct and the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Advisory Committee for men's golf.

Semeraro graduated from Saint Leo with a degree in accounting and was a three-time male athlete and scholar-athlete of the year in soccer and golf. He received his M.B.A. and master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University.

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