Sean Johnson is in his first year as the Assistant Director of Development and Sales with Illinois State Athletics, after previously serving as a graduate assistant for the ticket sales and development staff from 2011-13.
In his new role, Johnson will be responsible for maintaining, coordinating and increasing season ticket sales, group ticket sales, touchdown tent sales and current account up-sales and referrals. Along with the rest of the development and sales staff, Johnson has worked to plan, develop and implement strategies to increase annual and capital giving to Redbird Athletics and the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund.
As a graduate assistant at ISU, he was responsible for producing revenue and donations through the use of outbound sales calls, prospect visits, in-game meetings and the use of creative campaigns. He also worked closely with the senior management team to maintain the Redbird Club Room at Redbird Arena, set ticket prices for sales campaigns and planned donor events throughout the state.
A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan with a B.A. in business administration and marketing, Johnson was a member of the Titans basketball team, serving as team captain. While attending IWU, he also spent time as an intern in the Athletics Department, assisting with facility rental requests, equipment purchasing and planning and scheduling of summer camps.