I am excited to announce that Nathan Utz will serve as our new Senior Director of Corporate Relations. In this role Nathan is charged with leading the planning, organization and implementation of a best in class corporate relations program to advance our strategic research partnerships and overall financial support for the University’s faculty-led research. Nathan and the corporate relations team must work collaboratively with a number of internal campus stakeholders (e.g. Deans, Faculty, Office of Research, Career Center, Athletic Department, Procurement, etc.) to ensure our corporate partnership efforts are integrated and effective.
Nathan will also partner with Jim Morrison, (Senior Director of Academic Advancement) Carla Ingrando, (Senior Director of Foundation Relations) and the corporate/foundation/academic advancement teams, myself and others throughout development to ensure we fully incorporate our academic advancement strategy and maximize our fundraising success.
Nathan is an original member of our academic advancement team and enters this new role with more than five years of experience as the academic advancement director for the College of Engineering. Nathan partnered with faculty, corporations, individual benefactors and many members of our development team to secure more than $120M for the College of Engineering during his tenure. Nathan knows our faculty, our strategic research priorities and how to translate our research to key funders/partners. He is also deeply respected by the Dean of Engineering’s leadership team, faculty, fundraisers, the Engineering Advisory Council and many others, which will be incredibly valuable in his new role.
Prior to returning to Notre Dame, Nathan was partial owner of a private engineering/ architectural consulting firm in Chicago. He also earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering (structural) from the University of Notre Dame.
I am deeply grateful to have someone of Nathan’s character, caliber and depth overseeing our Corporate Team. He will continue to serve as the academic advancement director for the College of Engineering this fall while also jumping into his new corporate relations role.
Please join me in congratulating Nathan!
All the best,