STAFF DIRECTORY

Katie Adams
Development Intern- Member Services
  • 919-962-9006
  • kadams@ramsclub.com

Katie joined The Rams Club in May 2024 as Development Intern for Member Services. Katie’s primary responsibilities include assisting Rams Club members with tickets and donations, Annual Fund operations, and stewardship initiatives surrounding game days and events.

Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sports Media & Analytics at Virginia Tech in 2023 and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Sport and Entertainment Management from the University of South Carolina. She has spent time with both the Hokie Club and the Gamecock Club.

A native of Richmond, VA, Katie now lives in Chapel Hill.

Diane Aldridge
Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel
  • 919-843-6408
  • diane@ramsclub.com

Diane serves as the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for The Rams Club and is responsible for all legal and financial matters.

Diane graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UNC in 1988 earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She also attended UNC for law school and earned a JD with honors in 1994.

Prior to joining The Rams Club staff in 2002 Diane practiced law for over seven years, concentrating on corporate law, real estate law, and general commercial litigation. Diane is also a Certified Public Accountant, having worked with Ernst & Young in Raleigh before returning to law school to pursue her law degree.

A native of Cary, NC, Diane and her husband, Sid, live in Chapel Hill.

Brian Bersticker
Director of Member Services
  • 919-843-6437
  • brian@ramsclub.com

Brian serves as the Director of Member Services, as well as part of the Rams Club Leadership Team. His primary responsibilities include coordinating the Member Services Team which oversees events, stewardship, tickets and parking, and hospitality.

Brian graduated from UNC in 2001 with a BA in Geography. He was a four-year letterman with the UNC basketball program during his time as a student-athlete. During his career Brian played in two Final Fours and won 2 ACC championships.

Prior to his current role with The Rams Club Brian spent 10 years working in the UNC Ticket Office as the Associate Director of Ticket Operations, as well as 4 years as the Director of Member Benefits with the Rams Club.

A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Brian currently lives in Durham with his wife Beth, a 2006 UNC graduate and Women’s Golf letter winner, and their sons, Grayson and Quinn.

Cathy Brickhouse
Morning Receptionist
  • 919-843-6411
  • cathy@ramsclub.com

Cathy Brickhouse joined The Rams Club staff in July 2019, performing morning Reception Desk responsibilities. Along with her morning desk duties, Cathy assists member services and special events, as well as gameday events with The Rams Club.

Cathy moved to North Carolina in 1969. Her daughters were raised in Hillsborough, NC, and today, each one of them, along with her grandchildren, live in North Carolina. Trips to visit them occur often.

Prior to her employment with The Rams Club, Cathy worked in an administrative role with Smith Breeden Associates, for the Chairman of the Board, followed by Massage Envy at Southpoint and Cary Parkside. She also obtained her CNA certificate, then worked in a private duty setting. Earlier, she worked in the field of dentistry for 23+ years.

Cathy enjoys time with her family and friends, as well as antiquing, thrift shopping, travel, cooking, baking and entertaining.

Jordan Buck
Director of Principal & Major Gifts Operations
  • 919-843-0428
  • jordan@ramsclub.com

Jordan coordinates with various teams on projects that advance our fundraising operation and manages a staff that supports the Principal and Major Gifts team. She joined The Rams Club staff in 2014 as a member of the former Carolina Fan Development Team.

Jordan graduated from N.C. State University with a B.S. in Sport Management. Prior to working for The Rams Club, she spent five seasons in Minor League Baseball, working for the Carolina Mudcats and the Gwinnett Braves in a variety of community relations and sales roles.

Jordan is a native and current resident of Chapel Hill.

Carter Burleson
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
  • 919-445-1489
  • carter@ramsclub.com

Carter serves as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving. Her primary responsibilities include oversight of our membership programs (Kids Club, Junior Rams Club, and Student Rams Club) as well as fundraising for our recent graduates of Carolina through the Recent Graduate program. She will assist in Annual Fund member acquisition and retention of the membership programs as well as directly fundraise for our Recent Graduate members.

Carter graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2022 with a B.A. in Communications and graduated from UNC with her Master’s in Sport Administration (May 2024). Carter served as a Graduate Assistant for The Rams Club as part of the Sport Administration Graduate Program assisting in tickets and donations, Annual Fund operations and stewardship surrounding gamedays and events. Prior to The Rams Club, Carter spent three years working for Charlotte Football as an On-Campus Recruiting Assistant and a year as an Athletic Marketing Intern while at UNCC.

A native of Pittsboro, N.C., Carter now lives in Chapel Hill.

Gary Burns
Senior Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-6405
  • gary@ramsclub.com

Gary joined The Rams Club staff in 2013 and is responsible for the solicitation and cultivation of major gifts.

Gary graduated from UNC in 1982 with a BS in Industrial Relations. A three-time lacrosse All-America Selection during his time at UNC, Gary was a part of two NCAA Championships.

Prior to his work with The Rams Club, Gary worked in real estate development for East West Partners.

Gary resides in Chapel Hill with his wife Jami, a two time UNC-graduate. They have two children- Casey and Stephen. Casey, a 2010 UNC graduate and Morehead-Cain Scholar, was a member of two NCAA Championship UNC field hockey teams. Stephen also graduated from UNC in 2013 and was a member of the UNC Men’s Lacrosse team.

Karlie Cain
Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts
  • 919-843-3856
  • karlie@ramsclub.com

Karlie serves as the Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts. Her primary responsibilities include managing the annual membership cycle, strategizing new member campaigns to drive membership growth, managing The Rams Club’s lead annual giving level, and identifying opportunities to improve member retention. Additionally, Karlie serves as the fundraising liaison for Women’s Basketball.

Karlie graduated from Presbyterian College in 2014 with a B.A. in Business Administration. Prior to coming on board with The Rams Club, Karlie worked in fundraising and events at PC overseeing all university events, managing the senior campaign and maintaining a portfolio of recent graduate and leadership donors.

A native of Tega Cay, S.C., Karlie and her husband, Matt, live in Chapel Hill, N.C., with their daughter, Kennedy, and son, Wesley.

Brian Chacos
Major Gifts Director
  • 404-861-7735
  • chacos@ramsclub.com

Brian’s primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital campaigns and sport endowments. Previously, Brian was the Director of Sales & Fan Development and Director of Scholarship Donor Development & Student-Athlete Relations.

Brian, a football scholarship student-athlete, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2006 with a degree in Sociology. During his time at Carolina, the football team went to the Peach Bowl in 2001 and the Continental Tire Bowl in 2004. Brian’s father, Andy Chacos ’74, also played for the Tar Heels under Bill Dooley as a tight end.

Prior to working with The Rams Club, Brian was employed as a Technical Director for Insight Global Inc., an Account Executive for the Atlanta Falcons front office, a Business Development Executive for the Carolina Hurricanes front office, and an Executive for Sales/Marketing and Radio for WCHL.

Brian is involved with many local community organizations as a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity – Orange County, NC, Board of Directors Member for The National Football Foundation – Bill Dooley Chapter, UNC Lineberger Community Engagement Committee Member, SECU Family House – YP Board Member, Board Of Directors Member and Ambassador for the Carolina Club, member of the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club.

A native of Darien, Conn., Brian now resides in Chapel Hill with his wife, Courtney, their daughter, Zoe Violet and son Jasper.

Emily Coble
Senior Director of Finance
  • 919-843-6424
  • emily@ramsclub.com

Emily serves as the Senior Director of Finance for The Rams Club, overseeing the day to day accounting functions. She is the contact person for stock and wire transfers. She helps maintain general ledger and accounting records, assist with financial reporting requirements, assist with the audit, budget, and tax preparation, and respond to other special requests and inquires.

Emily graduated from UNC in 1997 earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She also graduated from UNC with a Master of Accounting in 1998.

Prior to joining The Rams Club staff in October 2015, Emily worked as Cash Manager for over seven years, with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emily is also a Certified Public Accountant, having worked with Stout, Stuart, McGowen & King, LLP in Burlington for 9 years before returning to UNC Chapel Hill to work as a Merchant Card Accountant for two years.

A native of Graham, N.C., Emily still resides there with her husband Rodney and their daughter Allee.

Sophia Czekalski
Assistant Director of Communications
  • 919-962-1044
  • sophia@ramsclub.com

As Assistant Director of Communications, Sophia works directly with the Director of Communications to execute communications efforts for The Rams Club and deliver outstanding communications collateral for teams and colleagues within the organization to maximize fundraising on behalf of Carolina Athletics. She previously served as a Communications Intern at The Rams Club.

Sophia graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2022 with a degree in Media and Journalism. During her time at Carolina, she worked for the Carolina Football program as a Football Video Student Manager. Her other previous roles include Sports Desk Staff Writer for The Daily Tar Heel and Student Reporter for the journalism school’s student-run sports broadcasting show, Sports Xtra.

Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Sophia now resides in Chapel Hill.

Olivia Dail
Assistant Director of Communications
  • 919-843--7511
  • olivia@ramsclub.com
Lizzie Dawson
Director of Innovation & Technology
  • 919-962-9163
  • lizzie@ramsclub.com

Lizzie serves as the Director of Innovation and Technology, and her primary responsibilities include managing the annual membership cycle and maintaining the donor database.

Lizzie graduated from UNC in 2012 with a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration).

Prior to her current role with The Rams Club, Lizzie served as the Director of the Annual Fund, Member Services Coordinator, Assistant Director of Ticket Operations for NC State, Ticket Office Assistant for UConn and Ticket Office student intern for UNC.

A native of Burlington, N.C., Lizzie currently lives in Hillsborough with her husband Zack, a two-time UNC graduate and Men’s Track and Field letter winner.

Kyle Glauber
Assistant Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-445-1477
  • kyle@ramsclub.com

Kyle’s primary responsibilities include assisting with membership communication, stewardship, special events and fundraising. Prior to joining The Rams Club, Kyle served as an Account Executive with UCLA.

Before working at UCLA, Kyle was a Corporate Marketing and Sponsorship Manager for Cal State Fullerton Athletics. He graduated from the California State University of Fullerton with a B.A. in Business Management.

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Kyle currently lives in Chapel Hill.

Eric Hulse
Associate Director of Annual Giving
  • 919-843-5782
  • ehulse@ramsclub.com

Eric serves as the Associate Director of Annual Giving. His primary responsibilities include developing an overall outreach strategy to renew, retain, and acquire Rams Club members, building member acquisition and growth plans with prospective members, developing new campaigns for increased annual support, and supporting the Annual Fund cycle.

Prior to joining the Rams Club in December 2023, he worked at Thomas Jefferson University and Arcadia University, and also spent time working in the athletic departments at the University of Richmond, UNC Greensboro, and Stony Brook University. Eric received his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from SUNY Cortland and earned a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University.

A native of Wading River, N.Y., Eric now resides in Raleigh.

Hannah Jacobs
Assistant Director of Stewardship
  • 919-962-5874
  • hannah@ramsclub.com

Hannah serves as the Assistant Director of Stewardship. Her primary responsibilities include recognizing, informing and engaging donors while illustrating the positive impact of giving to Carolina Athletics. Hannah assists with the implementation of a thorough stewardship plan to ensure gifts to The Rams Club are appropriately acknowledged and member benefits are fulfilled.

Hannah earned a B.S. in Applied Physiology and Health Management from Southern Methodist University in 2022 and a M.A. in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2023. Hannah was a member on the women’s volleyball team at both of these institutions.

A native of New Braunfels, Texas, Hannah now lives in Chapel Hill.

 

Burt Jenkins
Major Gifts Director
  • 919-843-6639
  • burt@ramsclub.com

Burt’s primary responsibilities include the cultivation of major gifts for scholarships, capital campaigns and sport endowments. Burt graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2002 with degree in Political Science.

Prior to joining the Rams Club team, Burt served as a Major Gift Director at the UNC Health Foundation focusing on fundraising for women’s cancers for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prior to his work in development, Burt worked in corporate partnership sales at the University of North Carolina, Clemson University and East Carolina University. Lastly, Burt worked at Blue Cross NC serving in various roles on their sports marketing team.

A native of Eden, NC, Burt now resides in Durham with his wife, Cara, and their daughters, Avery and Caroline.

Kim Jones
Director of Signature Events & Premium Seating
  • 919-843-6433
  • kim@ramsclub.com

Kim’s primary responsibilities include special event creation and implementation, engagement, hospitality, stewardship and premium seating.

She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a B.S. in Recreation Management and holds a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Georgia State University. Prior to joining the Rams Club staff, Kim worked with the UNC Ticket Office and several minor league baseball teams.

A native of Winston-Salem, Kim lives in Durham with her husband Chris and their sons, Ben and Peyton.

Matt Jones
Senior Data Analyst
  • 919-843-2124
  • mjones@ramsclub.com

Matt currently serves as a Senior Data Analyst working with both The Rams Club and Carolina Athletics. His primary responsibilities include data preparation, analysis and reporting to evaluate performance and impact of analytics initiatives.

Matt graduated from Carolina in 2016 with a dual bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Decision Sciences. Matt worked with the Women’s Soccer team during his four years in undergrad, including during their National Championship in 2012.

Matt continued his education at Carolina and graduated in 2018 with a master’s degree in Statistics. During his time as a graduate student, Matt continued working with the Women’s Soccer team and served as a data analyst intern with Carolina Athletics.

Originally a native of Kansas City, Mo., Matt has lived in Chapel Hill since 1997.

Ken Mack
Senior Associate Executive Director for Operations & Lead Gifts
  • 919-843-6410
  • ken@ramsclub.com

Ken’s primary responsibility with The Rams Club as Senior Associate Executive Director include Major Gifts, parking, and ticketing.

Ken graduated from UNC in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology. While earning his degree he was a three-year letterman on the football team. Upon graduation he served the UNC football program for one year as a graduate assistant.

In 1982 Ken was named the running backs coach at the University of Virginia. He remained there for 14 years before returning to UNC in 1996. He served as an assistant coach until joining the Development Office as a Regional Development Officer in January 2000.

A native of Goldsboro, NC, Ken and his daughter, Alex, live in Chapel Hill.

Beth MacKethan
Senior Philanthropy Officer
  • 919-843-6448
  • beth@ramsclub.com

Beth serves as the Senior Philanthropy Officer for the Rams Club.  Beth specializes in complex charitable gifts that require some measure of tax, legal or financial planning. She partners with donors, their advisors, and other gift officers to cultivate and facilitate smart philanthropic strategies to support scholarships, capital projects, team support and other identified priorities of the Rams Club and its supporters.

Prior to joining the Rams Club team, Beth served as the Senior Director of Gift Planning at Carolina where she partnered with fundraisers campus-wide, including the Vice Chancellor of Development and the Principal Gifts team, to secure private support for the University. Prior to her work in development, Beth was a tax consultant at KPMG LLP and advised clients on a variety of tax strategies and compliance matters.

Beth received her B.A. in American Studies & English from William Smith College, her J.D. from North Carolina Central University, and her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida.  She is a licensed member of the North Carolina Bar.

A native of Chapel Hill, Beth lives in Mebane with her husband Alex and their family.

Mimi Martens
Director of Carolina Athletic Hospitality
  • 919-843-3058
  • mimi@ramsclub.com

As Manager of Carolina Athletic Hospitality, Mimi oversees all premium seating management for Kenan Stadium, the Smith Center, and Boshamer Stadium.

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Mimi made the made the move to Chapel Hill to accept the role of Hospitality Manager with Carolina Athletic Hospitality. She attended Auburn University, pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management with an Event Management Focus as well as a minor in Business. Previously, Mimi has worked for the Tennessee Titans in Premium Services and Auburn University Athletics with on-campus recruiting.

When she’s not cheering on the Tar Heels, she can be found on FaceTime with her family, shopping, or helping people find what they need at Lululemon.

Lewis Mickey
Major Gifts Director
  • 919-843-6445
  • lewis@ramsclub.com

Lewis’ primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital campaigns and sport endowments. Lewis also works as the fundraising liaison to the Fencing and Women’s Lacrosse programs.

Lewis has been with The Rams Club since 2019, serving as a full-time Graduate Assistant for the Member Services and Annual Fund teams and Assistant Director for Major Gifts.

Lewis earned his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration) from UNC in 2020. Prior to his time in Chapel Hill, Lewis worked in the athletic department at the University of Iowa, where he graduated with a B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management and a minor in Business Administration.

A native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Lewis now lives in Durham.

John Montgomery
Executive Director
  • 919-843-2000
  • john@ramsclub.com

John Montgomery was named Executive Director of the Educational Foundation, Inc. in 2001. His responsibilities include oversight of a dynamic fundraising organization that provides educational and athletics opportunities for Tar Heel student-athletes. In 2009, he was named the Division I Fundraiser of the Year by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD).

Prior to his time at the Rams Club, John led the fundraising efforts at Radford University, UNC Greensboro and Southern Methodist University.

He received his undergraduate degree from Radford before earning his master’s in Sport Administration from Western Illinois University.

A native of Pembroke, Va., John and his wife, Sharie, now reside in Pittsboro and they have two sons, Patrick and Ryan.

Katie O'Shaughnessy
Accounts Payable & Stock Gift Coordinator
  • 919-843-5392
  • katie@ramsclub.com

Katie serves as the Accounting Assistant and Gift Processing Administrator for the Rams Club. In this role, she is responsible for the accounts payable processes, as well as the posting of cash to the general ledger. She is also responsible for all the stock transactions.  Katie also assists with gift processing duties, and additional financial responsibilities as assigned.  

Katie graduated from Connecticut College in 1990, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and then from Indiana University in 1993, with a master’s degree in Sport Management and Marketing. 

Prior to joining the Rams Club, Katie worked as a teacher assistant for Orange County Schools for 11 years, and previously served as the head Women’s Soccer Coach at Western Michigan University. 

Katie lives in Hillsborough with her husband Patrick. They have two children, Meghan, UNC-Chapel Hill class of 2020, and Daniel, UNC-Chapel Hill class of 2023. 

Melina Oxer
Assistant Manager of Carolina Athletic Hospitality
  • 919-843-7837
  • melina@ramsclub.com

As Assistant Manager of Carolina Athletic Hospitality, Melina works to plan and facilitate all special events hosted within the Blue Zone, as well as assist with executing gamedays in all premium areas of Kenan Stadium, the Smith Center, and Boshamer Stadium.

Melina grew up in the small town of Lake Placid, Florida. She attended the University of Florida and received a B.S. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology as well as a B.S. in Sport Management. She is currently working to complete her M.S. in Sport Management. Before joining us at UNC, Melina was the intern at Gator Hospitality and also has experience working with UF Athletics in the External Events field.

When she is not at work, Melina loves spending time at local coffee shops or shopping at boutiques. She loves traveling with her family and visiting her brother in Texas, who is a U.S. Army First Lieutenant!

Deanna Patrick
Afternoon Receptionist
  • 919-843-6413
  • deanna@ramsclub.com

Deanna, a track and field scholarship student-athlete, graduated from Butler University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. Prior to joining The Rams Club, Deanna worked as Childcare Director for the Metro Atlanta YMCA and as the School and Family Programs Director at Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill.

A native of Casey, Ill. (The Little Town That Made It Big), she now resides in Chapel Hill with her husband, Jimmy, and their son, JT.

Ava Pearson
Carolina Athletic Hospitality Office Intern
  • 919-962-6226
  • ava@ramsclub.com
Seth Reeves
Chief Revenue & Operations Officer
  • 919-843-6422
  • seth@ramsclub.com

Seth’s primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital campaigns and sport endowments.

Seth graduated from UNC in 2005 with his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration). He served in a number of roles with Tar Heel Sports Properties at UNC before joining The Rams Club in 2016. Prior to his time in Chapel Hill, Seth was a consultant for Accenture and also graduated from the University of Virginia, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

A native of Newport News, Va., Seth now lives in Apex, N.C., with his wife, Wendy, and their two children, Jacob and Emily.

Jip Richards
Senior Major Gifts Director
  • 919-962-9004
  • jip@ramsclub.com

Jip’s primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital campaigns and sport endowments. Jip also works as the fundraising liaison to the Fencing, Rowing, and Swimming & Diving programs.

Jip graduated from UNC in 2016 with his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration). He worked with Tar Heel Sports Properties at UNC before joining The Rams Club in 2017. In 2014, Jip graduated from Davidson College where he was a four-year letterman on the Wildcats baseball team.

A native of Davidson, N.C., Jip now resides in Chapel Hill.

Annie Rodgers
Development Intern - Member Services
  • 919-843-2124
  • annie@ramsclub.com

Annie joined The Rams Club in June 2024 as a Development Intern for Membership Services. Annie’s primary responsibilities include assisting Rams Club members with tickets and donations, Annual Fund operations, and stewardship initiatives surrounding game days and events.

Annie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She spent two years working for the Duke Club while at JMU and also helped with University fundraising efforts at both JMU and Virginia Tech.

A native of Charlottesville, VA, Annie now lives in Chapel Hill.

Angela Sherrod
Accountant
  • 919-843-5711
  • angela@ramsclub.com

Angela serves as the Accountant for The Rams Club. Her primary responsibilities are assisting with the recording and analysis of financial transactions, detailed tracking of expenses related to multi-million-dollar capital projects and related debt financing, the annual audit and tax returns, reconciliations of investments, and preparing and analyzing the budget.

Angela is 2023 graduate of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Master of Accounting program. She also graduated from UNCG earning a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing.

Prior to joining The Rams Club staff in 2023, Angela worked as the Tax Manager for a British-based start-up accounting firm and as Principal Consultant in her own accounting services firm, A.L. Sherrod Consulting. She began her career in public accounting at K.B. Morgan, P.L.L.C. of Greensboro, NC in 2009.

Angela is a Certified Public Accounting candidate with hopes of obtaining licensure in 2024.

Angela is a native of N.C. She currently resides in Chapel Hill with her family.

Cindy Shi
Human Resources Director
  • 919-843-5771
  • cindy@ramsclub.com

Cindy currently serves as the Human Resources Director, overseeing hiring and onboarding and providing payroll and benefit management to the Rams Club staff.

Cindy graduated from Binghamton University in 2017 where she was a two-time captain on the Bearcats swim and dive team. In 2022, Cindy earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.

Prior to arriving at Chapel Hill, Cindy spent three years at St. Bonaventure University, mostly recently, as the Assistant Athletic Director for Business and Finance from 2021-2023. Prior to that, Cindy held the Compliance Coordinator role in 2020. Cindy spent two years at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) as the Director of Championships from 2018-2020 and the 2017 and 2018 seasons with the New York Giants as the Community Relations Intern and Legal/Human Resources Intern.

A native of Princeton, NJ, Cindy resides in Chapel Hill.

Jason Steinberg
Gift Processing Coordinator
  • 919-843-6440
  • jason@ramsclub.com

Jason joined The Rams Club in September 2021 as the gift processing administrator.

Jason graduated from Carolina in 2009 with a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration), where he also was a student worker in the Ticket Office for UNC. Prior to joining The Rams Club, Jason served as Director of Ticket Services at East Carolina University, Associate Director of Ticket Operations for UNC and as a Ticket Office intern at Michigan State University.

A native of Whiteville, N.C., Jason currently lives in Durham.

Emily Stevens
Major Gifts Director
  • 919-923-2246
  • estevens@ramsclub.com

Emily’s primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for scholarships, capital projects and sport endowments.

Emily graduated from UNC in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, double-major in Physical Education and Communication Studies. While an undergrad, Emily worked at the Phonathon, the Carolina Football Office with Coach Mack Brown, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association with the late great Charlie Adams and as intern in The Rams Club.

Emily received a Master of Sports Administration from Ohio University in 1997. After graduate school, she interned at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) with the National Association of Athletics Development Directors (NAADD) in Cleveland, Ohio, then worked as marketing manager at Host Communications, Inc. in Dallas, Texas, before returning to Chapel Hill as an account executive with Learfield at Tar Heel Sports Properties.

Since 2001, Emily has served in key Carolina fundraising roles across campus in the Office of University Development Office, the Arts & Sciences Foundation, the UNC Health Foundation and The Rams Club (2019).

Emily was born in Norfolk, Va., Tar Heel bred in Smithfield, N.C., and resides in Chapel Hill.

Katie Sweet
Director of Communications
  • 919-843-5796
  • ksweet@ramsclub.com

Katie is the Director of Communications. In her role, she collaborates with her team and colleagues on all things communications for The Rams Club, including fundraising collateral, storytelling and digital communications.

Prior to joining The Rams Club in January 2024, Katie worked in media relations at the Orlando Magic, in communications at the V Foundation for Cancer Research and as an executive communications specialist at DPR Construction. She received her bachelor’s degree from UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media and was a four-year letter winner on the Fencing team.

Katie lives in Raleigh with her husband, Brian, and their three children, Jackson (UNC, class of 2025), Avery, and Nicholas.

Matt Terrell
Chief Strategy & Communications Officer
  • 919-843-6412
  • matt@ramsclub.com

Matt is the Chief Strategy & Communications Officer. In his role, Matt works closely with the staff and The Rams Club boards to develop best strategic practices for the organization. He also oversees the communications program for the organization.

Matt received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College before earning a master’s in Sport Management from the University of Richmond.

Prior to his time with The Rams Club, Matt has worked in athletic departments at Davidson, SMU, and East Tennessee State, and enjoyed a previous stint with The Rams Club.

A native of North Carolina and current resident of Cary, Matt and his wife, Kat, have two daughters, Kaylee and Reagan.

Keana Upshaw
Lead Annual Gift Director
  • 919-962-5555
  • keana@ramsclub.com

Keana’s primary responsibilities include the cultivation and solicitation of lead annual gifts to support the Annual Fund. Additionally, Keana focuses on prospect discovery and assisting in stewardship strategy for lead annual giving levels.

Keana has been with The Rams Club since 2021, serving as a full-time Graduate Assistant for the Member Services team and then the Assistant Director of Stewardship.

Keana is earning her master’s degree in Sport Administration from UNC. Prior to her time in Chapel Hill, Keana worked in ticket sales for athletics at the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated in 2018 with a degree in Finance and Marketing.

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Keana now lives in Chapel Hill.

Mallory Warrick
Assistant Director of Principal Gift Operations
  • 919-445-1476
  • mallory@ramsclub.com

Mallory, a former women’s golf student-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, graduated from UNCW in 2015 with a degree in Business Administration. Mallory also graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2016 with a master’s degree in Sport & Entertainment Management.

Prior to joining The Rams Club, Mallory worked in finance and with several other collegiate athletic departments. She served in the athletic business office at both Clemson University and the University of Virginia. She also spent time as the Assistant Director of Development for the Seahawk Club at UNCW.

A native of Wilson, Mallory now lives in Chapel Hill.

Sarah Watson
Director of Stewardship & Signature Programs
  • 919-843-3466
  • sarah@ramsclub.com

Sarah serves as the Director of Stewardship & Signature Programs. Her primary responsibilities include: developing and managing a comprehensive stewardship plan to ensure all gifts to The Rams Club are appropriately acknowledged and recognized and managing, designing, and supporting the implementation of programmatic strategic priorities linked to The Scholarship Endowment Trust, FORevHER Tar Heels, and Carolina Forever.

Sarah earned a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science – Sport Administration from UNC in 2015 and a M.A. in Sport Administration from UNC in 2020. During graduate school, she served as a Graduate Assistant for The Rams Club, before being promoted to Assistant Director of Stewardship in 2021 and then Director of Stewardship in 2022. Prior to joining The Rams Club staff, Sarah worked for UNC Health, UNC Athletic Event Management and the UNC Athletic Ticket Office.

A native of Lumberton, N.C., Sarah now lives in Chapel Hill.

Connor Weishaar
Associate Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-6404
  • connor@ramsclub.com

Connor serves as the Director of Ticketing and Parking for The Rams Club. He was hired in April of 2022.

Connor graduated from the University of Kansas in 2018, earning a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a business minor. Connor also graduated from Texas Christian University with his MBA in 2020.

Prior to joining The Rams Club, Connor served as the Director of Ticket Operations at Baylor University. Before Baylor, Connor was the Graduate Assistant for Ticket Operations at TCU.

Dawn Williams
Donor Relations Specialist & Director of Administrative Support
  • 919-843-3363
  • dwilliams@ramsclub.com

Dawn serves as Donor Relations Specialist & Director of Administrative Support, assisting with membership communication, stewardship, special events and fundraising.  Previously, she worked as Assistant Director of Major Gifts at The Rams Club.

She is a graduate of Peace College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a B.A. in Speech Communications. Prior to joining the Rams Club staff, Dawn worked in the UNC Football Department as the morning receptionist, and as an assistant for Game Day recruiting events.

Dawn Is originally from Oxford, N.C., and currently resides in Chapel Hill. She has three daughters: Taylor, Meredith and Emily.

Mary Brooke Wright
Accountant
  • 919-962-1116
  • marybrooke@ramsclub.com

Mary Brooke serves as Accountant for the Rams Club and is responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer and Controller with all financial related matters including processing vendor invoices, tracking capital projects, and various account reconciliations.

Mary Brooke graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and then continued to receive a degree in Accounting from Guilford College in 2011. Prior to coming to work for the Rams Club in 2015, she worked in tax accounting, and as a Financial Analyst/Accountant for a large educational publishing firm in Greensboro, N.C. Originally from Siler City, N.C, Mary Brooke currently resides in Chapel Hill and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Katie Adams
Development Intern- Member Services
Diane Aldridge
Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel
Brian Bersticker
Director of Member Services
Cathy Brickhouse
Morning Receptionist
Jordan Buck
Director of Principal & Major Gifts Operations
Carter Burleson
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Gary Burns
Senior Director of Major Gifts
Karlie Cain
Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts
Brian Chacos
Major Gifts Director
Emily Coble
Senior Director of Finance
Sophia Czekalski
Assistant Director of Communications
Olivia Dail
Assistant Director of Communications
Lizzie Dawson
Director of Innovation & Technology
Kyle Glauber
Assistant Director of Major Gifts
Eric Hulse
Associate Director of Annual Giving
Hannah Jacobs
Assistant Director of Stewardship
Burt Jenkins
Major Gifts Director
Kim Jones
Director of Signature Events & Premium Seating
Matt Jones
Senior Data Analyst
Ken Mack
Senior Associate Executive Director for Operations & Lead Gifts
Beth MacKethan
Senior Philanthropy Officer
Mimi Martens
Director of Carolina Athletic Hospitality
Lewis Mickey
Major Gifts Director
John Montgomery
Executive Director
Katie O'Shaughnessy
Accounts Payable & Stock Gift Coordinator
Melina Oxer
Assistant Manager of Carolina Athletic Hospitality
Deanna Patrick
Afternoon Receptionist
Ava Pearson
Carolina Athletic Hospitality Office Intern
Seth Reeves
Chief Revenue & Operations Officer
Jip Richards
Senior Major Gifts Director
Annie Rodgers
Development Intern - Member Services
Angela Sherrod
Accountant
Cindy Shi
Human Resources Director
Jason Steinberg
Gift Processing Coordinator
Emily Stevens
Major Gifts Director
Katie Sweet
Director of Communications
Matt Terrell
Chief Strategy & Communications Officer
Keana Upshaw
Lead Annual Gift Director
Mallory Warrick
Assistant Director of Principal Gift Operations
Sarah Watson
Director of Stewardship & Signature Programs
Connor Weishaar
Associate Director of Major Gifts
Dawn Williams
Donor Relations Specialist & Director of Administrative Support
Mary Brooke Wright
Accountant
Name Job Contacts
Katie Adams Development Intern- Member Services
  • 919-962-9006
  • kadams@ramsclub.com
Diane Aldridge Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel
  • 919-843-6408
  • diane@ramsclub.com
Brian Bersticker Director of Member Services
  • 919-843-6437
  • brian@ramsclub.com
Cathy Brickhouse Morning Receptionist
  • 919-843-6411
  • cathy@ramsclub.com
Jordan Buck Director of Principal & Major Gifts Operations
  • 919-843-0428
  • jordan@ramsclub.com
Carter Burleson Assistant Director of Annual Giving
  • 919-445-1489
  • carter@ramsclub.com
Gary Burns Senior Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-6405
  • gary@ramsclub.com
Karlie Cain Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts
  • 919-843-3856
  • karlie@ramsclub.com
Brian Chacos Major Gifts Director
  • 404-861-7735
  • chacos@ramsclub.com
Emily Coble Senior Director of Finance
  • 919-843-6424
  • emily@ramsclub.com
Sophia Czekalski Assistant Director of Communications
  • 919-962-1044
  • sophia@ramsclub.com
Olivia Dail Assistant Director of Communications
  • 919-843--7511
  • olivia@ramsclub.com
Lizzie Dawson Director of Innovation & Technology
  • 919-962-9163
  • lizzie@ramsclub.com
Kyle Glauber Assistant Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-445-1477
  • kyle@ramsclub.com
Eric Hulse Associate Director of Annual Giving
  • 919-843-5782
  • ehulse@ramsclub.com
Hannah Jacobs Assistant Director of Stewardship
  • 919-962-5874
  • hannah@ramsclub.com
Burt Jenkins Major Gifts Director
  • 919-843-6639
  • burt@ramsclub.com
Kim Jones Director of Signature Events & Premium Seating
  • 919-843-6433
  • kim@ramsclub.com
Matt Jones Senior Data Analyst
  • 919-843-2124
  • mjones@ramsclub.com
Ken Mack Senior Associate Executive Director for Operations & Lead Gifts
  • 919-843-6410
  • ken@ramsclub.com
Beth MacKethan Senior Philanthropy Officer
  • 919-843-6448
  • beth@ramsclub.com
Mimi Martens Director of Carolina Athletic Hospitality
  • 919-843-3058
  • mimi@ramsclub.com
Lewis Mickey Major Gifts Director
  • 919-843-6445
  • lewis@ramsclub.com
John Montgomery Executive Director
  • 919-843-2000
  • john@ramsclub.com
Katie O'Shaughnessy Accounts Payable & Stock Gift Coordinator
  • 919-843-5392
  • katie@ramsclub.com
Melina Oxer Assistant Manager of Carolina Athletic Hospitality
  • 919-843-7837
  • melina@ramsclub.com
Deanna Patrick Afternoon Receptionist
  • 919-843-6413
  • deanna@ramsclub.com
Ava Pearson Carolina Athletic Hospitality Office Intern
  • 919-962-6226
  • ava@ramsclub.com
Seth Reeves Chief Revenue & Operations Officer
  • 919-843-6422
  • seth@ramsclub.com
Jip Richards Senior Major Gifts Director
  • 919-962-9004
  • jip@ramsclub.com
Annie Rodgers Development Intern - Member Services
  • 919-843-2124
  • annie@ramsclub.com
Angela Sherrod Accountant
  • 919-843-5711
  • angela@ramsclub.com
Cindy Shi Human Resources Director
  • 919-843-5771
  • cindy@ramsclub.com
Jason Steinberg Gift Processing Coordinator
  • 919-843-6440
  • jason@ramsclub.com
Emily Stevens Major Gifts Director
  • 919-923-2246
  • estevens@ramsclub.com
Katie Sweet Director of Communications
  • 919-843-5796
  • ksweet@ramsclub.com
Matt Terrell Chief Strategy & Communications Officer
  • 919-843-6412
  • matt@ramsclub.com
Keana Upshaw Lead Annual Gift Director
  • 919-962-5555
  • keana@ramsclub.com
Mallory Warrick Assistant Director of Principal Gift Operations
  • 919-445-1476
  • mallory@ramsclub.com
Sarah Watson Director of Stewardship & Signature Programs
  • 919-843-3466
  • sarah@ramsclub.com
Connor Weishaar Associate Director of Major Gifts
  • 919-843-6404
  • connor@ramsclub.com
Dawn Williams Donor Relations Specialist & Director of Administrative Support
  • 919-843-3363
  • dwilliams@ramsclub.com
Mary Brooke Wright Accountant
  • 919-962-1116
  • marybrooke@ramsclub.com
Development Intern- Member Services Katie Adams
Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel Diane Aldridge
Director of Member Services Brian Bersticker
Director of Principal & Major Gifts Operations Jordan Buck
Assistant Director of Annual Giving Carter Burleson
Senior Director of Major Gifts Gary Burns
Director of the Annual Fund and Lead Annual Gifts Karlie Cain
Senior Director of Finance Emily Coble
Assistant Director of Communications Sophia Czekalski
Assistant Director of Communications Olivia Dail
Director of Innovation & Technology Lizzie Dawson
Assistant Director of Major Gifts Kyle Glauber
Associate Director of Annual Giving Eric Hulse
Assistant Director of Stewardship Hannah Jacobs
Director of Signature Events & Premium Seating Kim Jones
Senior Associate Executive Director for Operations & Lead Gifts Ken Mack
Senior Philanthropy Officer Beth MacKethan
Director of Carolina Athletic Hospitality Mimi Martens
Accounts Payable & Stock Gift Coordinator Katie O'Shaughnessy
Assistant Manager of Carolina Athletic Hospitality Melina Oxer
Carolina Athletic Hospitality Office Intern Ava Pearson
Chief Revenue & Operations Officer Seth Reeves
Senior Major Gifts Director Jip Richards
Development Intern - Member Services Annie Rodgers
Human Resources Director Cindy Shi
Gift Processing Coordinator Jason Steinberg
Director of Communications Katie Sweet
Chief Strategy & Communications Officer Matt Terrell
Lead Annual Gift Director Keana Upshaw
Assistant Director of Principal Gift Operations Mallory Warrick
Director of Stewardship & Signature Programs Sarah Watson
Associate Director of Major Gifts Connor Weishaar
Donor Relations Specialist & Director of Administrative Support Dawn Williams

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From time to time, The Rams Club will have positions available on any of our internal teams. We encourage you to check here often for the most recent job postings.

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Executive board of directors

The following members serve on The Rams Club executive board of directors:

Officers  
Anne LloydChairCary, NC
Jim SigmanVice ChairCharlotte, NC
Don WilliamsPast ChairCharlotte, NC
Milt PettyTreasurerBurlington, NC
Tom MannSecretaryRaleigh, NC
Investment Committee Term
Ken WilliamsBurlington, NC2024
Lowry CaudillDurham, NC2025
Frank BrennerGreensboro, NC2026
Dwight StoneGreensboro, NC2027
Tom ChewningChapel Hill, NC2028
At-Large Members Term
Alan CaldwellKernersville, NC2024
Alge CrumplerSuwanee, GA2024
Don HardisonLa Jolla, CA2024
Vaughn MooreSt. Charles, IL2024
Sharon RothwellChapel Hill, NC2024
Iv CulpHigh Point, NC2025
Michael KennedyAtlanta, GA2025
Donna Curtis McClatcheyRaleigh, NC2025
Dewey BurkeDenver, CO2026
Aurelia Stafford MonkGreenville, NC2026
Brian GolsonAustin, TX2027
Susan GrossWilmington, NC2027
Keith StonemanCharlotte, NC2027
Trustee Directors Term
Dave BoliekFayetteville, NC2024
Ralph MeekinsShelby, NC2024
Chancellor Director 
Michael AndreasenVice Chancellor for Development
Ex-Officio Members 
Bubba CunninghamDirector of Athletics
Lissa BroomeFaculty Athletics Representative
Paul FrigaStrategy Consultant

Board of advisors

The following members are currently serving on The Rams Club board of advisors:

Class of 2024Term Expires 6/30/2024
Ashley BeaverCharlotte, NC
Marty BelleSummerville, SC
Britta Williams BrownDetroit, MI
Michael BurnsLa Jolla, CA
Jen EvansChapel Hill, NC
Frank Kenan IICharleston, SC
Matthew LaycockLos Angeles, CA
Tim MinorChapel Hill, NC
Da’Norris SearcySpring, TX
Class of 2025Term Expires 6/30/2025
Eileen BrumbackChapel Hill, NC
Tyler CaldwellDallas, TX
Marcus GinyardChapel Hill, NC
Nancy HeatonPound Ridge, NY
Will HegeClemmons, NC
Drew JamesChapel Hill, NC
Tom LutzDallas, TX
Clint MyersChapel Hill, NC
Ty PeeblesCharlotte, NC
Meleata PintoDurham, NC
Ward WilliamsCharlotte, NC
Class of 2026Term Expires 6/30/2026
Ashlie BucyRaleigh, NC
Jim ChiricoChapel Hill, NC
Richard GordonStatesville, NC
Ed McMahanCharlotte, NC
John MooreSt. James, NY
Donna PreissRaleigh, NC
Jeff SchomburgerSt. Augustine, FL
Brian StekloffChapel Hill, NC
Mildred WebberWashington, DC
Chris WeilerFairfax Station, VA
Victoria WeilerFairfax Station, VA