Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announces promotions within executive leadership team

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Director of Athletics Whit Babcock Announces Promotions Within Executive Leadership Team

In a press release today, Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced several promotions within the executive leadership team at Virginia Tech Athletics. These promotions come as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the department’s leadership and continue to build on the success of Hokie athletics.

Babcock, who has been the Director of Athletics at Virginia Tech since 2014[4], has been instrumental in the success of the Hokies’ athletic programs. Under his leadership, Virginia Tech has seen significant growth and success across all sports. The recent promotions within the executive leadership team are a testament to Babcock’s commitment to excellence and his vision for the future of Virginia Tech Athletics.

The following are the promotions announced by Babcock:

Desiree Reed-Francois Promoted to Deputy Director of Athletics

Desiree Reed-Francois, who has been serving as the Executive Associate Athletic Director at Virginia Tech, has been promoted to Deputy Director of Athletics. In her new role, Reed-Francois will oversee the day-to-day operations of the department and will be responsible for the strategic direction of Virginia Tech Athletics.

Reed-Francois joined Virginia Tech in 2021 after serving as the Athletic Director at UNLV[1]. She has been instrumental in the success of the Hokies’ athletic programs since her arrival and has been a key member of the executive leadership team. Her promotion to Deputy Director of Athletics is well-deserved and reflects her hard work and dedication to Virginia Tech Athletics.

Brad Wurthman Promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs

Brad Wurthman, who has been serving as the Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs at Virginia Tech, has been promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. In his new role, Wurthman will oversee all external affairs for the department, including marketing, communications, and fan engagement.

Wurthman has been with Virginia Tech Athletics since 2016 and has been instrumental in the growth of the department’s external affairs efforts. His promotion to Senior Associate Athletic Director is a reflection of his hard work and dedication to Virginia Tech Athletics.

Other Promotions

In addition to the promotions of Reed-Francois and Wurthman, Babcock also announced several other promotions within the executive leadership team:

  • Pete Moris Promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations
  • John Ballein Promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development
  • Tim East Promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Compliance

These promotions reflect the ongoing efforts of Virginia Tech Athletics to strengthen its leadership and build on the success of its athletic programs. Babcock and the entire executive leadership team are committed to excellence and are dedicated to ensuring that Virginia Tech Athletics continues to thrive.

The recent promotions within the executive leadership team at Virginia Tech Athletics are a testament to the department’s commitment to excellence and its vision for the future. With Babcock at the helm and a talented team of leaders in place, Virginia Tech Athletics is well-positioned for continued success.

Citations: https://hokiesports.com/news/2023/9/13/director-of-athletics-whit-babcock-announces-promotions-within-executive-leadership-team.aspx

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