I am honored and excited to announce the promotion of two of our own — Jason Scarlett and Jerry Barca — as the new Senior Regional Directors for the Central and Illinois regions, respectively.
Jason joined the Notre Dame Development team as a Regional Director in March 2010 and has steadily climbed through the ranks to become a Tier 4 Fundraiser. He is a 1992 ND grad with a BA in English and Public Policy. After six years as a logistics officer in the Navy, he earned a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2000 before joining Eli Lilly, where he held various roles in strategy, marketing, and sales leadership and management. Jason and his wife Kathryn Pilot Scarlett (a proud “Double Domer”) have two sons, William, 14, and Peter, 12. Jason is very excited to be able to continue to work with his Central Region teammates, and I have all the confidence in his ability to lead them to new levels of success.
Jerry is a 1999 ND grad with a masters degree from the esteemed Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Jerry wrote two books and produced four documentary films, including the ESPN “30 for 30” “Catholics vs. Convicts” and “Hesburgh.” His additional experience includes print journalism and work as a communications director for a New Jersey mayor. In his nearly two years as a member of the New York Metro team, Jerry has demonstrated a keen ability to build strong relationships with benefactors and teammates alike. Coupled with his passion for this work and a competitive spirit second-to-none (and despite his love for the Yankees), I believe Jerry will provide great leadership to Team IL in this next campaign and will be espousing the virtues of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza before you know it. Jerry and his wife Beth live in Granger, Ind. with their four children and two litter-trained rabbits.
Thank you to Jason and Jerry for answering the call to lead, and I hope you will all join me in congratulating them on their new roles.