Aug. 4, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University's athletics department continues to build the external staff in preparation of the new on-campus stadium.
Dexter LaMont, who has been with the University since 2002, was promoted to senior associate athletics director on June 1. In his new role, LaMont will oversee eight divisions within the athletics departments including: development, marketing/promotions and special events, premium seats/ticket sales, ticket operations, corporate sales, the university trademark licensing, and the media relations department. His primary focus will be the $70 million on-campus football stadium fundraising campaign.
Jo Anne Williams, a south Florida native, was added to the staff in July as stadium campaign executive director. She will assist with the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects to secure funding for the on-campus football stadium fundraising campaign. Williams came to FAU from Omni Advertising, a company she owned, and brings more than 25 years of broadcast and media advertising experience to FAU.
Brenda Husinka-Coto, a FAU alum, has been with the University since 2003. She recently made the move to athletics to serve as the director of Owl Club. In her new role, Brenda will plan, organize, and implement strategies to increase annual membership and unrestricted donations to help support the University's athletic program. Coto previously served as the managing director of technology and innovation for the College of Engineering & Computer Science. She joined the University after 17 years of work in the information systems sector.
"It's great to have a staff come together for the promotion of the stadium," said LaMont, "Each brings a tremendous talent and will add a different dimension to the stadium campaign."
The trio will work with a team to raise funds and support for FAU athletics and the new on-campus stadium scheduled to open October 15, 2011 when the football team plays host to Western Kentucky.
The stadium is the centerpiece of FAU's Innovation Village, located in the north central area of campus. The open-air stadium is a $70 million project funded through a direct bank loan and private donations will is slated to feature 6,000 premium seats, including 24 suites, 26 loge boxes, 1,000 premier club seats and 4,000 priority club seats, and the latest, state-of-the-art amenities.
For more information call 1-866-FAU-Owls or visit www.fausports.com.