Rick Merriam Named Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing

Oct. 6, 2005

Providence, RI - Rick Merriam has been named the new Assistant Director for Marketing at Brown University in an announcement made by Brown athletic Director Michael Goldberger. Merriam comes to Brown from Colorado College where he held a similar position.

At Colorado College, Merriam served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing since 2002 with duties that included strategic planning, event promotion, revenue generation, sponsorship development, ticketing plans and execution and staff supervision. He successfully promoted Marty Sertich for the Hobey Baker Award in 2005, the second Colorado College player to win the prestigious award in the last three years.

While at Colorado College, Merriam also increased revenue by 42 percent, managed a stable of 72 corporate partners, created the Tiger Pride Fund of Athletics, negotiated media rights packages.

Merriam also worked for Gatorade, the Colorado Rapids, the National Archery Association and the Colorado Sports Council for the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival, where he implemented sponsorship programs.

A 1993 graduate of Middlebury College, Merriam earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He has also done coursework towards a Master's of Education degree at Springfield College.