April 22, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University athletics has named Patrick Walker Director of Marketing.
"I am excited to join the Florida Atlantic University family," said Patrick Walker. "I'm looking forward to working with the staff and to create awareness of our talented student-athletes and strong programs."
Walker comes to FAU after six years as an athletic marketing professional at Brown University. Most recently, he served as Brown's Marketing and Promotions Manager. He oversaw and executed marketing strategies for Brown's 37 varsity sports, managed the online team store, and supervised the Brown cheerleaders, on air radio talent and public address announcers.
Walker joined Brown in August 2007 as the marketing and promotions intern. In recognition of his hard work and dedication to the department, he was promoted to marketing and promotions coordinator in 2009.
Prior to working at Brown, Walker spent two years as a graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee State University, where he developed and implemented marketing strategies for women's soccer and softball programs and assisted with the implementation of marketing and promotional plans for the football and basketball programs.
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Walker earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Alabama in 2005 and earned his Master of Science degree in sport management at Middle Tennessee State University in 2007. He is a native of Vero Beach, Florida.
Walker is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) and participates on the Strategic Communications committee.
"We are very excited to have Patrick Walker join Florida Atlantic Athletics as our Director of Marketing," said John Semeraro, FAU's senior associate athletic director for external relations. "Patrick brings the experience, organization and innovation needed to lead our marketing area. He is a great addition to our team as we work to further promote our athletic programs and enhance the experiences for all those involved with FAU Athletics."