COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State Deputy Athletic Director Martin Jarmond has been named to the Sports Business Daily Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2017. The annual award honors 40 of the most talented sports business professionals under the age of 40.
Currently, in his role as Deputy Athletic Director, Chief of Staff, Jarmond oversees the internal and external business and development operations of the athletic department. He also serves as the Sport Administrator to the football, men's basketball, baseball, men's golf and women's golf teams. Jarmond also represents the athletic department as a member of the Senior Management Council, the university leadership group that advises the President’s Council.
“I am so proud of Martin and so happy for him. He has grown significantly as a talented and gifted athletic administrator and as a leader,” Gene Smith, Ohio State Director of Athletics, said.
Jarmond began working at Ohio State in 2009 as the associate athletic director for development. Here, he oversaw Buckeye Club, major gifts, stewardship and donor relations, gift processing and community relations. In this role, Jarmond raised over $120 million during a three year span as part of the “But for Ohio State…” campaign.
Prior to Ohio State, Jarmond worked as the assistant athletic director for development and director of regional giving at Michigan State University. Jarmond helped the Spartan Fund set new fundraising records in each of his seven years during his tenure.
A native of Fayetteville, N.C., Jarmond graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in leadership studies in 2001. During his time at UNCW, Jarmond played basketball, earning NCAA all-academic honors in addition to helping guide the Seahawks to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2000. Jarmond earned two masters degrees, in business administration (2002) and sport administration (2003), from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
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