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Brad Swanson
Brad Swanson

Lansing, Ill.

Director of Marketing

Alma Mater:
Valparaiso '08

Brad Swanson was named Director of Marketing in April of 2014. He oversees marketing for men's basketball, volleyball, men's tennis, and wrestling and serves as a liaison to the Illini Pride student spirit group.

After graduating from Valparaiso University in 2008 with a degree in sports management and marketing, Brad began his career as a marketing assistant in the athletics department at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Following his stint there, he earned his MBA at UMass - Amherst before heading back to Valpo as assistant director of marketing in 2010.

In December, 2011 Brad was moved to Akron, Ohio to serve as Director of Marketing and Promotions at The University of Akron. While with the Zips, Brad served as the marketing contact for Football and Men's Basketball. He also managed a marketing unit that set sales and attendance records while earning three recognitions from the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators in the categories of Interactive/Social Media Program, Single-Day Attendance Promotion, and Static Display Advertisement.

Brad is a native of Lansing, Ill., a south suburb of Chicago, and resides in Savoy.

Updated April 2014