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IMPACT Presents: (Speaker Change) Mark Rountree, Georgia Tech Athletics

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Wednesday, February 22



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
LeCraw Auditorium


Deputy Athletic Director, Georgia Tech Athletics

Mark Rountree

Please join the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship for a talk from Mark Rountree, Georgia Tech Deputy Athletic Director.

Mark Rountree will be taking the place of Todd Stansbury this week. Mark is a former football student-athlete at Louisiana Tech and experienced athletics administrator who most recently served as the director of athletics at Portland State University. Mark joined Georgia Tech in November of 2016. 

Rountree, served as Portland State's director of athletics since Jan. 2, 2015. In less than two years as A.D., he instituted fundraising and oversaw groundbreaking for the Viking Pavilion Project, a $50 million renovation of PSU's main athletics facility, which will include a 3,000-seat arena and 15,000 square feet dedicated to student-athletes' academic pursuits when construction is completed in 2018. Also under Rountree's direction, Portland State set fundraising records during its annual Wine and Roses events in both 2015 and 2016.

He hired new women's basketball, softball and track and field head coaches at Portland State and signed football head coach Bruce Barnum to a five-year contract. Barnum went on to lead PSU to a 9-3 record and NCAA Division I FCS playoff appearance in his first full season at the helm in 2015. In addition to posting its best record as a Division I program, Portland State football also recorded its highest home attendance in seven seasons in `15.

Prior to his arrival at Portland State, Rountree served as deputy athletics director at Miami (Ohio) from 2013-14. At Miami, he oversaw the daily operation of the athletics department, served as sport administrator for football and men's basketball and supervised academics, business operations, compliance, equipment, and strength and conditioning. He was also the department's chief financial officer and was responsible for strategic planning.

Mark Rountree will be taking the place of Todd Stansbury this week at Georgia Tech's IMPACT Speaker Series on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership." The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship

The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.