STAFF

Andy Hurley
Senior Associate Athletics Director - Development
andy.hurley@uc.edu

Andy Hurley joined UC in March 2006 to head the Athletics Development office. He came to UC after seven years at the University of Buffalo, serving as Assistant Athletics Director for the last three. He was named Director of Athletics Development beginning in September of 1998. In his position, he was responsible for all fund development activities for the Division of Athletics. Hurley joined UB after serving as Director of Marketing for Genesee Research and Development Corporation where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing and account management from 1995 to 1998. Prior to that, he served as Director of Development for the New York Special Olympics from 1988 to 1995 and was the Executive Director of the Titan Athletic Foundation at Cal-State Fullerton in 1987-88. Hurley earned his bachelor's degree from UB in 1984 and starred on the football team at defensive back, earning ECAC and Pizza Hut All-America honors in 1984. He received his master's degree in sports administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1987. Hurley and his wife Jackie have four children, Alexa, Jenna, Ryan and Jacob.

Andy Hurley

Jeff Smith
Assoc. Athletics Director - Development
jeffrey.smith@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include oversight of the UCATS annual campaign and all aspects of the Priority Seating Program.
  • Joined Staff: October 2001.
  • Previous Experience: Spent three years as the Director of Marketing and Promotions at Troy State University.
  • Background: BS in Sport Administration, Ohio (1996); MS in Sport Administration, Ohio (1997).
Jeff Smith

Bryan Allen
Associate Director of Development
bryan.allen@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Major Gift prospects and donors. Coordination of the Athletics Endowment program and primary courtesy car liaison.
  • Joined Staff: March 2007.
  • Previous Experience: Volunteer Development Intern - University of Alabama (Summer 2004), Development Staff Assistant - Marshall University (2006), Video Assistant - Cincinnati Bengals (2006-07).
  • Background: BA, Physiology, Marshall University (2004); MS, Athletic Administration, Marshall University (2006).
Bryan Allen

Greg Harrell
Director of Priority Seating
Greg.Harrell@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include oversight of the new UCATS customer service center staff, management of the annual seat improvement process, and providing new priority seating opportunities.
  • Joined Staff: March, 2011.
  • Previous Experience: Group Sales Ticket Coordinator: Lake County Captains (2005-2006); Director of Marketing and New Business Development at UC (2006-2009).
  • Background: BS in Sport Management, Toledo (2005); MEd in Sport Administration, Xavier (2009).
Bryan Allen

Katie Pavel
Assistant Director of Development
katie.pavel@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and implementing donor relation outings and fundraising events for UCATS. Also assists with external operations with a focus on prospecting and growth initiatives.
  • Joined Staff: March 2010
  • Previous Experience: Intern, Athletic Development , University of Cincinnati (2008-2009); Athletics Suite Assistant - University of Kentucky (2005-2007)
  • Background: BS, Sports Administration, Northern Kentucky University (2009)
Katie Pavel

Matt Crone
Assistant Director of Development
matt.crone@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities include assisting with the annual membership campaign with the specific duties of coordinating all aspects of the Bearcat Fan Advantage program.
  • Joined Staff: September 2011
  • Previous Experience: Program Director, University of Cincinnati Alumni Association (2008-2011); CB Richard Ellis (2006-2008)
  • Background: BBA Marketing & Operations Management, University of Cincinnati (2006)
Matt Crone

Vicki Rohlfer
Administrative Coordinator
vicki.rohlfer@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibility is the day to day operations of the UCATS office and the coordination of all UCATS events.
  • Joined Staff: March 2011
  • Previous Experience: Regional Credit Manager Gibson Greeting Cards , Office Manager for Todd S. Elwert, D.C.
Vicki Rohlfer

Dianna Rafferty
Administrative Coordinator
dianna.rafferty@uc.edu

  • At Cincinnati: Primary responsibilities are to coordinate, evaluate and plan programs for the athletics department.
  • Joined Staff: May 2012
  • Previous Experience: Athletic Development Intern, University of Tennessee (2009-2011), Athletic Development Intern, University of Cincinnati (Summer 2009), Development Assistant, University of Tennessee (2012)
  • Background: B.S. in Sport Management, University of Tennessee (2010); M.S. in Ed. in Sport Studies, University of Tennessee (2011)
Dianna Rafferty