Dan Skendzel is in his second year on the Notre Dame athletics administration staff (his first as senior associate athletics director for digital media and branding), overseeing the Fighting Irish Digital Media (FIDM) group. Skendzel is responsible for the strategy to grow FIDM's multimedia production and distribution capability. Created in 2011, FIDM's goal is to become the most distributed and strategically valued collegiate media network in the world, reflecting Notre Dame's mission of educating the mind and heart. Distributed through a variety of platforms including broadcast and cable television, internet and social media, FIDM's live and on-demand content depicts Notre Dame Athletics' emphasis on excellence, education, community, faith and tradition.
Skendzel has worked at Notre Dame in a number of roles for the past 11 years. Prior to working within the Digital Media department, Skendzel participated in the Rotational Program on campus which consisted of managing project in Human Resources, Athletics and General Counsel's Office over a two year span. Before then, he worked in the Business Operations office overseeing Administrative Services, which consisted of Risk Management and Safety, Warehouse & Delivery, Transportation, Aviation and Remote Campus Operations.
Prior to coming to the University, Skendzel worked at Dynamis Solutions as an e-commerce consultant and at Proctor & Gamble as a Plant Accounting Manager. Skendzel also worked for three years at Sherwin-Williams in their sales department.
Skendzel is a Notre Dame graduate, having received his BA in '91 in American Studies, and his MBA in '98 in Finance.
In his spare time, Skendzel enjoys spending time with his wife, Carrie, and four children, Ted, Jeanette, Nathan, and Maureen. He also enjoys camping, swimming, running, bicycling, cross-country skiing and traveling.