Brandstatter Joins ISU's Marketing Division
Brandstatter, a four year member of the football team at Bowdoin College, where he received his undergraduate degree, is currently finishing up his graduate assistantship at Louisiana State where he serves as the co-coordinator of marketing for men’s basketball and advises the LSU Maravich Maniac’s student group.
“I’m thrilled to have Pete join Illinois State Athletics in the newly created position of coordinator of fan experience,” said Director of Marketing LB Nagle. “We want our marketing efforts to set a new pace for staying connected to our fan base, especially the ISU campus community and students.”
Brandstatter is eager to begin his professional career.
“I’m really excited to be a part of a the great staff at ISU and looking forward to contributing to Gary’s (Friedman) plan of making Illinois State one of the premier universities in the country for athletics,” Brandstatter explained. “It will be exciting working with the student community, and I look forward to building meaningful, long-term relationships within the Bloomington-Normal area.”
While at LSU, Brandstatter has also assisted with the marketing efforts for men’s tennis, baseball and volleyball, which ranked in the top 45 nationally for attendance in 2010, distribution of promotional materials and the scheduling of billboard promotions. In addition, Brandstatter worked alongside three other graduate assistants and eight student interns in his office, as the senior graduate assistant.
“Pete brings a wealth of energy to the table and his creative thinking will be a great asset to our entire department,” Nagle continued. “I look forward to seeing the new heights that he will bring to our marketing efforts.”
The Niles, Mich., native will receive his Master’s degree in sport management in May.
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