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Utes got it right with the hiring of AD Mark Harlan

Mark Harlan’s experience includes working with college football programs that play at the iconic Rose Bowl (UCLA) and a modern NFL stadium (South Florida), giving those schools some distinction in the sport.

Yet the way Rice-Eccles Stadium acts as a centerpiece of the University of Utah campus is “a beautiful thing,” Harlan said after an introduction that made him seem like a perfect fit for the Utes.

“Wow.” That was Harlan’s first word, after the welcome from school president Ruth V. Watkins, and that’s a nice, crisp summary of the first impression he made on the stadium’s press box level Monday. Watkins joked how the Utes were “a little rusty” in searching for an athletic director after Chris Hill’s 31 years on the job. You never would have known that, judging by the results.

A Los Angeles native, Harlan looked and sounded like someone sent over from Central Casting for an AD, …

Creating a Culture of Collaboration, by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief, Hunt Scanlon Media

Ventura Partners’ Founder Julie Ford, along with Robert Damon (Bob Damon), were interviewed by Hunt Scanlon on the topic of how the emergence and evolution of LinkedIn has compelled a new model in the recruiting industry. LinkedIn has made the recruiter’s once sacrosanct golden Rolodex virtually obsolete — and no longer a key networking differentiator. The result is widening demand for a ‘culture of collaboration’ among recruiting partners and between search firms and clients.

Creating a Culture of Collaboration

2017 Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Athletics Symposium

Chad Chatlos will deliver the keynote address kicking off the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Athletics Symposium this July in Denver, Colorado.  The event will cover best practices for hiring coaches, assessing talent and interviewing techniques.