areas of expertise
- Strategic Planning
- Executive Searches
- Operational Review
- B.A., Rutgers College
Kevin MacConnell has spent close to 35 years in college and professional sports. During that time he has he has garnered experience in just about every phase of sports including public and community relations, marketing, promotions, corporate sponsorship, fundraising, ticket sales, event management and operations, team travel, radio and television.
During his tenure as commissioner, the WIAC has solidified its status as the premier Division III conference in the country as evidenced by the 44 NCAA National Championships the conference has captured.
MacConnell began his career in the National Basketball Association as Assistant Public Relations Director of the New Jersey Nets. From there he became Director of Public Relations for the USFL’s New Jersey Generals before starting his college athletics career as Director of Media Relations for the Atlantic 10 Conference. MacConnell returned to his alma mater, Rutgers University, as Director of Sports Media Relations and spent the next 26 years there in many different capacities including Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing and Communications, Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs and the last seven years at Rutgers as Deputy Director of Athletics.
MacConnell left Rutgers in 2012 to become Director of Football Operations for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In that role he handled many of the day to day activities for the NFL club and served as the liaison between football and non football departments in addition to managing several elements of head coach Greg Schiano’s off-field agenda including player and staff communications, football and stadium operations, scheduling and personal requests.
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