CULLOWHEE, North Carolina – Associate Athletic Director for West Carolina Development Julie Miller today announced the Chief Development Officer appointments Mark Warren and Deputy Director of Development Taylor Holman at Catamount Club.
Warren comes to Cullowhee after serving as Athletic Director of External Affairs at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. During his tenure with the Rams, he oversaw all associated activities in the areas of social media, marketing and promotions, game operations, ticket sales and revenue generation. He served as athletic supervisor for men’s and women’s basketball and established the RAMS (Ready Athletes Made for Success) career development initiative.
Prior to his tenure at Shepherd, Warren was Account Manager for Corporate Relations and Group Sales for the Down East Wood Ducks minor league baseball team in Kinston, NC. He was involved in sales and customer service, licensing agreements, event negotiations and local business operations for the organization. Warren managed a portfolio of diverse accounts that resulted in the Wood Ducks being ranked in the top 10 in minor league team valuation.
Warren has over 15 years of sports management experience in coaching, winning a state basketball championship in 2012, sports pedagogy, business management and marketing. A two-time graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and a Master of Science in Kinesiology, Warren was a member of the United States Navy for more than eight years. He is married to Charlotte Warren, a former swimmer and diver at UNC Wilmington, and father of twins Myles and Ryker.
Holman comes to Cullowhee with extensive event management experience. While working with the Rugby Union Players Association in Sydney, Australia, Holman planned and executed a networking event for past and present players and members of the Rugby Club Foundation. She also worked with the North Carolina State University Club to organize events for the member’s children and worked as a program assistant for NC State’s Wellness and Recreation where she developed and executed events within the department. group fitness classes, developed programs and matrices for ACE group fitness classes. and conducted and managed instructor evaluations.
Holman earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from NC State and his Master of Arts in Strategic Communications from Liberty University.