Turnkey Search Fills Georgia Tech Athletic Director Position

ATLANTA – September 22, 2016 – Georgia Institute of Technology has introduced Todd Stansbury as its new director of athletics after a national recruiting effort by Turnkey Search.

“It’s been a privilege working with Georgia Tech, President Peterson and the search committee,” said Gene DeFilippo, Senior Executive Director at Turnkey Search. “We’re happy to have played a role in bringing Todd back to Atlanta and look forward to great things from the program.”

Stansbury, only the ninth director of athletics in Georgia Tech history, follows in the footsteps of storied names such as Homer Rice, John Heisman, and Bobby Dodd.

“Todd Stansbury is committed to athletes’ success both on and off the field,” Georgia Tech President G.P. Peterson said. “His global perspective and leadership experience in athletics and development, combined with a lifelong passion for Georgia Tech, make him the ideal candidate. I believe this is one of those rare golden moments in life where opportunity meets ambition. We welcome him home.”

“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to return to Georgia Tech, a place that has played such a large role in my life and the place responsible for opening up a world to me that I didn’t even know existed,” Stansbury said. “I am thankful to President Peterson and the selection committee for providing me this opportunity.”

Stansbury’s resume also includes roles as athletic director at the University of Central Florida (2012-2015) and East Tennessee State University (2000-2003). He was Georgia Tech’s assistant athletic director for academics from 1988-1995 under Homer Rice. He returns to guide a department that features 15 teams in 17 NCAA Division I varsity sports.

Turnkey Search has been an industry leader since 1996, with a legacy of more than 1,000 executive search placements. Our success and differentiation is grounded in actual, hands-on operating experience in college sports (Gene DeFilippo) and professional sports and entertainment (Len Perna), supported by an experienced and diverse team of recruiters (led by Carolyne Savini) with unmatched subject matter expertise in sports and entertainment.

Over the past year, Turnkey has completed numerous AD searches for clients including the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Bowling Green State University and Grand Valley State University.

Patrick Kuhlen
Vice President of Creative & Strategic Services



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