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Anderson Named Assistant AD for External Relations

Dave Anderson has been named Assistant AD for External RelationsDave Anderson has been named Assistant AD for External Relations

CLAREMORE, Okla. - Rogers State Athletic Director, Ryan Bradley, announced the appointment of David Anderson as the Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to add Dave Anderson to our staff,” said RSU Director of Athletics Ryan Bradley. “Dave has a passion and vision that aligns with our overall mission for the Hillcat Athletic programs.  He also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in athletics fundraising and event management.”

Anderson replaces Bradley who was named Athletic Director in June. He comes to the Hill from Dakota State University where he served as the Athletic Development Officer since 2010. He led the fundraising initiative for the athletic department and provided oversight for donor relations. Under his guidance, the department increased total athletic giving by 106% from 2010 to 2011 by working closely with campaign volunteers, coaches, and development staff to execute successful strategies for cultivating private philanthropy.

Preceding his time at DSU, Anderson worked as a credit manager at Wells Fargo in Plano, Texas where he utilized sales leads and referrals to sell customers a variety of financial services.

Anderson served as the Executive Director for the Legends Junior Tour in Dallas, Texas from October 2007-January 2009. While with the Tour, he managed all their business operations and assets. He also improved tournament schedule and customer service which resulted in membership growth of 21% and tournament registrations by 30%, leading to revenue growth of over $200,000. Anderson also developed relationships with national sponsors that positively impacted tour operations.

Prior to working at the Legends Junior Tour, Anderson spent over four years as the Director of Junior Golf Operations for the Northern Texas Section PGA of America in Dallas. He managed the day-to-day operations of the NTPGA Junior Golf Foundation and oversaw the development, marketing and implementation of all Junior Golf Foundation programs culminating in a 10% growth annually in membership registrations and tournament rounds played.

Anderson earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Dakota State University in 1997 and received his Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University in 2003. A native of Lead, S.D., he was an NAIA student athlete at DSU where he played college football as an undergrad student.

Anderson will spearhead the Hillcats marketing and fundraising initiatives. He will also teach one business class per semester for the RSU School of Business.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join the Rogers State athletics department and the Claremore community,” Anderson said. “Great things are happening at RSU and the staff is forward thinking with a passion for Hillcat Athletics. I am looking forward to contributing to the department and helping in the continued growth of Hillcat Athletics.”

Anderson and his wife Molly reside in Claremore. The couple has one son, Brooks (17 months).

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