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Brandon  Macneill
Brandon Macneill

Associate Vice Chancellor for External Affairs

The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation has named Brandon Macneill Associate Vice Chancellor for External Affairs. Macneill's primary area of focus will be athletics development and fundraising at the University of Denver. 

"Without question, Brandon has tremendous experience, and has enjoyed incredible success in building relationships, support and awareness for the institutions and programs that he has previous worked for," Peg Bradley-Doppes said. "We are delighted that he is now part of our DU family, and we are excited about his ability to bring those successes from his previous experiences to our program here at the University of Denver. The greatest resource we have at DU is our people, and we will look to Brandon to continue to enhance that resource in his new role."  

Prior to his arrival in the Mile High City, Macneill served as the Executive Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs at Tulane University, a New Orleans campus he had worked at since 2008. While at Tulane, Macneill had significant daily involvement in fundraising, marketing, ticketing, corporate sponsorship, media relations, public affairs, licensing, video, new media, branding and customer service. During his time at Tulane, the athletics department set new school records in annual giving, ticket sales, corporate sponsorships and licensing. At Tulane, Macneill also taught two courses per semester in sports marketing and business management. 

In the lead-up to his role at Tulane, Macneill worked for five years as the Associate Director of Athletics for Administration and Strategic Planning at the University of Kansas. At KU, Macneill spearheaded the department's five-year strategic plan - "Unparalleled Excellence" - and played a key role in the conception and implementation of the Priority Points system which more than doubled the department's annual fundraising.  

Macneill's first role in development came at Princeton University, a position he took in 2001 after marketing stints at Steinberg & Moorad (Hawai'i), Dartmouth and UConn. The newest member of Denver's Senior Staff earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Tulane in 1993 before earning his Master of Education in Sports Management in 1997.  

"First and foremost, I want to thank Peg Bradley-Doppes for this wonderful opportunity," Macneill said. "After visiting with her, Ron Grahame, Stu Halsall and the athletic department administrative team, along with members of the campus community, it was clear to me why the University of Denver is the model program for intercollegiate athletics. I'm thrilled to work with such a passionate and talented coaching staff and look forward to great days ahead for Pioneer Athletics.  Alison and I could not be more excited and proud to join the DU family." 

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