I am pleased to announce that Matt Klawitter will assume the new role of Campaign Program Director, effective Monday, May 12, 2014.
As part of the Campaign Administration team, Matt will work closely with Julia Sama, Heather Hakanen, and me on nearly all aspects of the Boldly Notre Dame campaign – packaging campaign priorities, strategizing both internal and external campaign-related communications, and creating high impact events (in collaboration with our donor engagement team). Matt will serve as the key architect and project manager for a number of key campaign engagement activities, including the Campaign Inaugural which launches the public phase of the campaign, the regional events hosted throughout the public phase and the creation of the faculty/staff internal campaign (in partnership with our Annual Giving team). In addition, Matt will research, create and oversee any campaign matching programs we deploy during the campaign.
Matt brings an aptitude for building teams and developing engagement strategies. Prior to this new role, Matt served as Director of Digital Communications for Northwestern’s Alumni Relations and Development Department, and Executive Director, Digital, at Washington University in St. Louis.
As a longtime resident of South Bend and former Notre Dame employee, Matt knows the Notre Dame culture and community very well. He served as Director of the Notre Dame Web Group from 2003 to 2008, working closely with our development team on the Spirit of Notre Dame campaign public phase communications strategy and website.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts in Germanic Studies with a minor in Sociology from Indiana University.
I owe special thanks to the UR Recruiting team and the search committee for their support and insights during this hiring process.
Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Matt, his wife Erin ’01, and their daughter, Zoe, back to the South Bend community, and into this important new role.