MELBOURNE, FLA.—Ken Stackpoole, senior vice president for advancement, announced today the promotion of Jennifer Neuhard to director of marketing for Florida Institute of Technology. Since 2006, she has been director of athletic partnerships.
In her previous role, Neuhard oversaw a record-breaking year in the Department of Athletics’ annual Sporting Affair. The 2008 event raised $320,000 in donations. In 2007 she was responsible for raising a total of more than a half-million dollars for the department and increasing Panther Club membership by 30 percent in one year.
“As we continue to expand our communications and marketing efforts at Florida Tech, we are fortunate to have on staff someone with the experience and marketing wherewithal that Jennifer possesses,” said Stackpoole. “In her new role, she will continue to be an invaluable asset to our advancement team.”
Prior to coming to Florida Tech, Neuhard was manager of community relations for the Buffalo Sabres and manager of the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, the team’s fund-raising arm, in Buffalo, N.Y. While there, she developed and implemented a comprehensive community relations plan that incorporated the Buffalo Sabre players. She was also promotions manager and media buyer for Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, Fla., 2000 to 2005.
Additionally, Neuhard is a Florida Tech staff adviser on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and a university experience course instructor. She has been a certified Guardian ad Litem for four years, advocating for children and youth in Florida.
Neuhard is enrolled in the Florida Tech College of Business Master’s in Business Administration program with a 3.66 grade point average. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa.
Florida Tech offers undergraduate programs in science, engineering, science and math education, aeronautics, business, humanities, psychology, and communication; master’s programs in science, engineering, aeronautics, business, psychology, communication, education (science, math, environmental and instructional technology); and doctoral programs in science, engineering, psychology, and science and math education.
Florida Tech was one of just two Florida institutions of higher education listed in Peterson’s Top Colleges for Science and has been named as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report for 18 consecutive years. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2008 named Florida Tech one of the top 14 “Technical Institutes” in the country.