UAlbany Athletics announces staff promotions, new hires
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany Athletics Department announced Tuesday, July 17, the promotions of two staff members as well as new hires in the sports information and ticketing offices.
Leslie Moore, the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities, Scheduling and Game Operations, was promoted to the senior leadership team, and Travis Wilson was promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Business. Erika Kenney has joined the staff as Assistant Director of Ticketing and Group Sales, and John Reilly has been hired as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications.
“These promotions and additions will help enhance our goal of continually improving the student-athlete experience and to develop them into being Great Leaders, Great Champions and Great Danes,” Athletic Director Mark Benson said. “Travis and Leslie have played key roles in our success and will now bring valuable insight and leadership to our senior leadership team. Erika and John will continue to be valuable members of the ticketing and sports information offices, where their tireless work ethics will benefit our entire department.”
Moore came to UAlbany as the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities, Scheduling and Game Operations after nine years in the same position at Bucknell. She is a 2001 graduate of Temple, and she earned a master’s degree in sports management from West Virginia in 2006.
Wilson, a member of UAlbany’s staff since 2011 and a former student-athlete for the Great Danes baseball team, graduated from UAlbany in 2010 and earned a master’s in Educational Administration in 2012. A two-year captain for the baseball team, he helped UAlbany to three America East Championship games. Wilson went on to become UAlbany’s Assistant Athletic Director for Business in 2014.
Kenney is responsible for maintaining the daily operations of the ticket office, assisting in the customer service of season-ticket holders and donors and is the point-of contact for all groups and group sales. Kenney, a graduate of SUNY Morrisville, was a marketing intern at UAlbany in 2017. Prior to coming to UAlbany, the Duanesburg, N.Y., native was a Sale Developer for Sports Illustrated Play.
Reilly, who has worked at UAlbany since 2013, will continue to serve as the primary media contact for UAlbany’s track & field, cross country, men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball programs. A native of Niskayuna, N.Y., Reilly also has worked as a graduate assistant in the sports information department, earning a master’s in Higher Education Administration in 2014.