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UW Athletics Department Makes Administrative Staff Promotions
July 11, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Athletics Department recently promoted four administrative staff members.
Jessica Kumke assumes the new role of director of compliance. She previously held the position of compliance assistant within UW Athletics.
Brent Fletcher has been promoted from assistant ticket manager to director of ticketing. He replaces Greg Koteen, who took a position earlier this summer with the ticketing and marketing company Paciolan.
Mark Joekel is the new creative director for Video Services. He previously was UW's Video Services coordinator, and replaces Sean Christensen, who accepted a new position with Basketball Travelers Inc., a company that arranges domestic and international basketball competitions.
Jeff Pivic has been promoted within UW's athletic fundraising organization, the Cowboy Joe Club. Pivic has been promoted from development officer to director of development.
"When you have people take new positions with other companies, it is always positive when you have qualified individuals within your organization who you can promote," said UW Athletics Director Tom Burman. "In a couple of these cases, we were able to promote talented individuals, in Brent (Fletcher) and Mark (Joekel), who were already on our staff to fill vacant positions.
"We also felt that in a couple other cases, with Jessica Kumke in Compliance and Jeff Pivic in the Cowboy Joe Club that their performance, combined with needs in those particular areas, warranted them being promoted."
All four promotions became effective with the beginning of the new fiscal year on July 1.