Emerging AD Conference in Atlanta, GA



Our very own Dawn Montgomery-Greene was granted the opportunity of attending the 2nd Annual Emerging Administrators Academy at the Atlanta Marriott Hotel & Conference center in Atlanta, Georgia July 13-15th. She had the privilege of meeting with NCAA Athletic Directors, Associate ADs, Compliance Officers, External Affairs & Relations personnel from various Universities from all three divisions of the NCAA. Last year she created Fans Favorite Fan, LLC  after attending this conference and this year she was reminded of Fans Favorite Fan’s WHY.

Our WHY is to Engage & Educate our Student-Athletes & FANS while sharing the their experiences with the brands we love! College sports is a big business and we know that many businesses want to tap into our world. We provide that for these companies while maintaining our loyalty to our fellow fans. Emerging AD is a collegiate sports conference that you attend to gain more insight on your direction in the collegiate world and further educate yourself on how to help your student-athletes at your university or college.

The topics that were covered at this year’s Emerging Administrators Academy were:

Internal Operations vs. External Relations – Which discipline is best for You?

Division I AD Round Table – Hear from our experts as they describe their career path and life in the chair.

D2 & D3: Are they for me? – There are over 700 institutions are at the Division II and Division III levels. Our experts shed light on the NCAA’s “other” divisions.

Nontraditional Backgrounds – Are you outside of athletics and want to give it a try? Are you a coach but have desires to be an administrator? This panel will tell you how they arrived.

NCAA/Commissioners Office – These careers offer other ways to impact intercollegiate athletics.

These topics are relevant for those with aspirations of working in college athletics and those administrators who wish to learn from the stars of our industry.

Our creator learned a lot of new jewels to utilize this College Football season and with our new organizational structure set we are ready for some FOOTBALL!

Special thank you to LaTonya Story & Clayton State Athletic Director (and Creator of Emerging AD) Tim Duncan! We appreciate you both for including Fans Favorite Fan in this year’s conference and we hope to come back again.




Sponsors from this year’s conference!

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