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Jack North
Jack North

Executive in Residence

Jack North began his role as Executive in Residence with Redbird Athletics began his role in 2010. In that position, North mentors and works with athletics staff on leadership training, consults with the Director of Athletics on department issues, and assists in the fundraising efforts of the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund.

A native of Zelienople, Pa., North earned a bachelor's degree in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in education from Slippery Rock. He began his professional life as a teacher and coach at Riverside High School for 11-plus years, before becoming a State Farm agent north of Pittsburgh in 1981.

He went on to hold numerous positions with State Farm, eventually retiring as a Senior Executive Vice President and a member of the Office of the Chairman. North also currently serves on the LPGA Foundation Board, the Illinois State Foundation Board, and the Timber Point Foundation board.

North is a proud husband to Kim, parent to Corey (ISU grad), Shelby, and grandfather to Keaton and Kenzie.