UND.com takes you inside Football 101 for 2012 as we tag along with two of the participants in the third-annual event to benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation.
Beth Hunter was named executive director of the Notre Dame Monogram Club in September 2009 after serving as the director of sports marketing for seven years.
In addition to managing day-to-day Monogram Club needs, Hunter will serve as an assistant athletics director for student-athlete alumni relations. In this new role, she will spearhead and coordinate outreach to all former Notre Dame student-athletes, beyond the scope of the Monogram Club. She will also oversee all special events, such as reunions and new facility dedications, which directly impact former Notre Dame student-athletes. The men's soccer program will also fall under the administrative responsibilities for Hunter.
She also has become a voice for Notre Dame on the national level, having been named to the board of directors for the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) in June 2006. Additionally, Hunter was named to the executive committee of the National Letterwinners Association (NLWA) in 2010.
A 1998 graduate of Providence College with a degree in psychology, Hunter spent the 2000-01 academic year as assistant director of marketing and promotions and director of licensing at the University of Northern Colorado. There, she was responsible for overseeing the marketing, promotions, advertising, and community service for all 16 varsity sports programs, as well as proctoring the licensing program for the entire university.
While at Northern Colorado, Hunter also served as assistant tournament director for the 2001 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships, and gained experience working for NCAA productions at the NCAA Women's College World Series and the Division I NCAA Women's and Men's Volleyball championships.
Prior to joining the athletic department at Northern Colorado, Hunter served as a graduate assistant in the sports marketing department at Providence from 1998-2000. While obtaining her master's degree in business administration, she helped market the 21-sport program at the College. In addition, she also was the marketing director for the 2000 NCAA Frozen Four, hosted by Providence.
A native of Shrewsbury, Mass., Hunter and her husband, Jake, reside in Granger, and have two children, Paige (6) and Clare (3).