Iowa State’s Mary Pink on 1.Q

In conjunction with our partners at D1.ticker, Turnkey Search is pleased to present “1.Question”, a new audio feature in D1.ticker’s daily email newsletter. “1.Question” features brief (2-3 minute) interviews with high level collegiate athletic administrators.

This week, 1.Question focuses on schools whose football teams enjoyed attendance jumps in 2015. Today, Mary Pink, Iowa State Associate AD for Marketing, provides insight on how the Cyclones leveraged a new addition to Jack Trice Stadium to grow attendance by 8%.

Mary Pink | Associate Athletic Director for Marketing | Iowa State University

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Past Episodes:

Chris Ferris | Executive Associate Athletic Director for External Operations | University of Pittsburgh

Chuck Sleeper | Executive Associate Athletic Director for Development | Michigan State University

Eric Nichols | Chief Marketing Officer and Associate Athletic Director | University of South Carolina

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