ASSOCIATE AD FOR BUSINESS Byron Hatch joined the Razorback Athletics Department in July 2012 as the Associate Athletic Director for Business. Hatch joins the Razorbacks after spending the past seven years at the NCAA serving most recently as the director of championships and alliances. Hatch, a native of Humphrey, Ark., earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). While in law school, Hatch worked in the offices of the Arkansas Public Defender Commission and the Pulaski County Public Defender in Little Rock, Ark. Hatch will work in the Razorback Athletics business office and report to Senior Associate Athletic Director and Chief Financial Officer Clayton Hamilton. As the NCAA’s associate director of the Division I Men’s basketball championship (2007-11) and then the director of championships and alliances (2011-12), Hatch served as a liaison to the Division I men’s basketball committee and championship hosts assisting with the planning and conducting of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Hatch was responsible for the financial administration of the championship and helped oversee the site selection process. He also was responsible for the supervision of NCAA officiating responsibilities for the championship including serving as the liaison to the National Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating. Hatch also worked with the NCAA Corporate and Broadcast Alliances staff to coordinate NCAA corporate champions’ and partners’ exposure and marketing opportunities throughout the championship. Prior to his work in the championships and alliances division, Hatch worked in the NCAA’s Department of Academic and Membership Affairs as a coordinator (2005), assistant director (2005-07) and associate director (2007). In that role, Hatch served as a lead administrator for the NCAA athletics certification staff and for a variety of Division I institutions undergoing the athletics certification process. He also worked with initialeligibility waivers and served as the NCAA rules interpretation contact for four Division I conferences and their institutions. Hatch and his wife Marla, have two daughters, McKinley and Brooklyn.
ASSOCIATE AD FOR EVENTS A former championships director for the NCAA, Chris Pohl joined Arkansas in 2002 to manage marketing and promotion for the women’s sports after 11 years at the NCAA. Pohl moved into event management in 2008 and oversees the event management department which coordinates all home and postseason events for the Razorbacks. Her primary sport responsibilities include football, men’s basketball and swimming and diving. In 2012, Pohl added the duties of sport administrator for soccer along with the event management responsibilities for that sport for the Razorbacks. Pohl and her staff prepare and monitor budgets for events, work with service departments including facili-
ARKANSAS MEN’S GOLF ties, custodial services and grounds, handle game management responsibilities for all on-campus athletic events; ensuring all aspects of the facilities are ready for competition and spectator hosting, coordinate fan services for game and event management including marketing and promotions, parking services, public safety, law enforcement, life safety/emergency responders, merchandising, concessions, and other aspects of creating a first-class spectator experience. A 1981 graduate of Central Michigan and basketball letterwinner, she earned her master’s in 1984 from Penn State.
ASSOCIATE AD FOR MARKETING Brian Pracht joined the University of Arkansas Athletic Department staff as the associate athletic director for marketing and licensing in July 2010. His responsibilities at Arkansas include overseeing marketing, promotions, ticket sales, RazorVision Productions, website development and spirit squads while also serving as the staff liaison to the University’s multi-media rights holder (IMG College/Razorback Sports Properties). He is a member of the athletic department’s executive staff. Pracht also directs the University’s trademark licensing program, which currently ranks in the top 15 for gross revenue production among all Collegiate Licensing Company partners, and serves as the staff liaison to the SEC’s television partners. With more than 17 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, Pracht joined the Razorback staff following seven years at Wichita State where he was the senior associate athletics director for external operations. Pracht graduated in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emporia State in Kansas. He and his wife Amy have two daughters, Caroline and Lily.
ASSOCIATE AD FOR COMPLIANCE Starting her 29th year with the University of Arkansas, Tracey Stehlik serves as associate athletic director for compliance. In addition, Stehlik serves as the sport administrator for women’s basketball, swimming and diving and men’s and women’s tennis. She began her career as an assistant women’s basketball coach, and was a part of the staff that won the only women’s hoops conference championships at Arkansas. Stehlik worked in a variety of administrative roles since leaving the court including compliance and game management. She and husband Wayne have two daughters, Mollie and Maggie.
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