June 27, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Heinrich, executive senior associate athletics director at the University of Michigan, as President for the 2018-19 membership year.
“I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with Dustin Gray for the past year as he has continued a long line of terrific NAAC leaders,” said Heinrich. “I am looking forward to working with our great Board to serve the NAAC membership over the coming year and doing all we can to continue building the credibility and influence of our organization.”
Heinrich replaces Past President Dustin Gray, senior associate athletics director for compliance & sport services at the University of Pittsburgh.
In addition to Heinrich, Kristine Fowler, senior associate athletics director at Indiana University, will move into the 1st Vice President role; Andrew Donovan, associate athletics director for compliance at the University of Tennessee, will take over as 2nd Vice President; and, as announced in May, Jason Leonard, executive director of athletics compliance at the University of Oklahoma will serve as the 3rd Vice President for the upcoming year.
In addition to the Officers, the following athletics administrators will serve on the Board of Directors for the upcoming year: Lisa Archbald, Northeast Conference; D2 Reasonable Standards Committee Chair, Liz Biggerstaff, Wingate University; Bryan Blair, Rice University; Michelle Bronner, University of New Hampshire; Jim Curry, Florida State University; Shoshanna Engel, Georgia Tech; Matt Jakobsze, Eastern Michigan University; Scott Larson, Lubbock Christian; Advancement Committee Chair, Tim Lanski, Cal State University; Professional Development Committee Chair, Paul Perrier, Rutgers University; Kris Richardson, NCAA; Eric Schneider, University of South Carolina; Education Committee Chair, Darnell Smith, Central Oklahoma University Rachel Strassner, University of North Carolina; Jackie Thurnes, NCAA; and Trace Wilgus, University of Texas.
About NAAC: NAAC is in its 20th year and serves as the professional and educational association of senior compliance administrators. For more information on NAAC, please visit www.naaccompliance.com. NAAC is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.