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Three Stanford Athletics' senior leadership team are moving up

 

Stanford Director of Athletics Bernard Muir announced the promotions of three members of the Stanford Athletics' senior leadership team on Wednesday afternoon.

Jamie Breslin and Heather M. Owen have both been elevated to Senior Associate Athletics Director positions while Tommy Gray has been appointed to Associate Athletics Director.


Heather Owen
"We are thrilled to recognize the contributions of this group on a higher level," said Muir. "I am confident that Jamie, Heather and Tommy will continue to serve as ambassadors for our student-athletes, coaches and the broader community. I look forward to future progress in each of their respective areas as a result of their leadership and guidance."

Breslin, who arrived on The Farm in 2013, has been promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director for Facilities, Operations and Events, and oversees daily operations surrounding Stanford's 36 varsity programs.

Prior to Stanford, Breslin worked at Georgetown for eight years, first as the director of athletic events and then as assistant athletic director for events and operations. Breslin was also a sport administrator for the men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse and track and field teams.

Breslin worked at Springfield College while completing his master's degree in athletic administration, serving as a graduate assistant lacrosse coach and events coordinator.

Breslin's career in college athletics began at Hobart College, where he graduated from in 2001 with a degree in history. As a student-athlete, Breslin was a senior captain of the lacrosse team and named the 2000 Patriot League Player of the Year on the way to earning All-America honors that same season. He was also a member of the school's football team.

Breslin resides in Redwood City with his wife, Megan, son, Patrick, and daughter, Annie.

Owen, who has served in multiple roles since joining Stanford in 2008, has been promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development.

Owen leads Stanford's development efforts, including annual giving, major gifts and engagement, with the athletics department being financially independent from the university.

Prior to serving as the Associate Athletics Director for Development, Owen was the Senior Assistant Athletics Director for Annual Giving, as she oversaw the Buck/Cardinal Club from 2012-14. Owen was also the Director of Annual Giving for leadership gifts from 2008-12.

A standout basketball player, Owen competed under head coach Tara VanDerveer from 1994-98 before graduating from Stanford with a degree in political science.

Owen was a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection and helped guide the Cardinal to three NCAA Final Four appearances.

Owen played professionally in the WNBA and abroad while also pursuing a law degree from Santa Clara, which she earned in 2003. Owen practiced law at DLA Piper for several years before returning to The Farm.

A native of Moscow, Idaho, Heather resides in Redwood City with her wife, Maggie.

Gray is the most recent addition to Stanford's senior leadership team, filling the role of Associate Athletics Director for External Relations.

Gray oversees ticket sales and operations, marketing, communications, fan experience, video services, sponsorship sales and business strategy.

Gray arrived at Stanford in 2014 as Business Strategy Manager before being promoted to Assistant Athletics Director, Business Strategy & Ticket Operations in 2015.

Prior to Stanford, Gray led the market research and strategy department for the New England Patriots and the Kraft Sports Group.

He began his professional career at Deloitte Consulting after graduating in 2010 from Harvard University, where he served as co-captain of the varsity swimming and diving team as a senior.

Gray was born in Houston, Texas, and resides in Redwood City with his wife, Margaux, who is a Resident Physician in Pediatrics at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

— Stanford Athletics

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