Executive, Senior Staff Promotions Announced


DURHAM – Incoming Vice President and Director of Athletics Nina King announced on Thursday appointments and promotions to members of Duke Athletics’ leadership team.

Former Duke football captain Troy Austin has been promoted to Deputy Director of Athletics/Competitive Excellence, People and Culture, while Todd Mesibov has been elevated to Deputy Director of Athletics/Administration and Legal Affairs/Chief of Staff. In addition, Heather Ryan, who serves as the department’s Senior Woman Administrator, has been promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Student-Athlete Experience.

Austin’s role will include oversight of human resources, student-athlete development, sports nutrition, behavioral health, equipment and sports performance, and he will continue to serve as sport supervisor for men’s and women’s cross country and track and field. Mesibov, who will continue to manage compliance, serve as the athletics department liaison to student conduct and as sport supervisor for softball, assumes oversight of legal affairs, recreation and physical education, the ACE program, and coordination of strategic planning initiatives and special projects. Ryan will now have oversight of student-athlete development, equipment, be the lead contact for NIL educational efforts while serving as the secondary administrator for football.  She will continue to have sport oversight of men’s and women’s swimming and diving.

Three additional promotions include Becca Wilusz to Assistant Director of Athletics/Game Operations and Championships, Meeghan Ford to Assistant Director of Athletics/Compliance and Gina Rosser Bradley to Associate Director of Athletics/Business Operations.

Lastly, Senior Associate Director of Athletics/External Affairs Art Chase has been named the primary sport administrator for the football program, while Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Athletic Facilities, Game Operations and Championships Bob Weiseman becomes the primary sport administrator for women’s basketball.



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