Michael Brown serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations for the Sailfish Athletic Department.
His appointment overseeing External Operations comes on the heels of spending the prior three years as the Assistant A.D. for Communications and the three previous years as the Sports Information Director.
Brown provides leadership and administrative support in the areas of athletic communications, game management, fundraising, marketing and promotions as well as media and public relations. He also oversees facility management including the newly-opened Rinker Athletic Campus.
His time at PBA has also seen Brown serve as a Search Committee chairperson for the hiring of new coaches and athletic staff while assisting the Athletic Director in administrative duties as assigned. He has provided support as the interim contact for several programs in the wake of hiring a full time coach including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer and baseball.
In addition, he oversees all corporate sponsorships and brand recognition while acting as a departmental liaison to other areas of campus including alumni relations, media services, marketing, development and student activities.
Brown came to Palm Beach Atlantic after serving as the Sports Information Director at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as well as the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC), Brown oversaw the athletic communications efforts for 17 varsity sports and nine junior varsity teams.
An alumnus of Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Brown began his experience in the sports information field as a student at IWU. During this time, Indiana Wesleyan athletics experienced unparalleled success at the conference and regional levels, winning four straight commissioner’s cups for the Mid-Central Conference.
Beyond his experience in intercollegiate athletics, Brown has also spent considerable time working in minor league baseball. During 2005, Brown spent his summer working for the Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the eventual 2005 World Series Champion, Chicago White Sox. While working for numerous departments throughout the season, Brown’s focus was mostly in baseball and stadium operations.
Brown’s next stop on the minor-league baseball circuit was in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he spent time working for the San Diego Padres Single-A affiliate, the Fort Wayne Wizards.
He has also assisted with the hosting of numerous tournaments for USA Baseball and their junior national program in Jupiter, Fla.
Brown is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (COSIDA) and the National Association of Collegiate Director's of Athletics (NACDA). He completed his master’s degree in Athletics Administration from the University of California-Pennsylvania in August 2010.