Assistant Director of Media Relations
Jennifer Hartley joined the Southwest Conference staff as an Assitant Director of Media Relations
in Jan., 1995.
Hartley is a Dec, 1994, graduate of the University of Texas journalism school. As a student assistant in the sports information office at Texas, she
assisted with football and baseball along with general office assignments.
At the SWC, she works directly with women's basketball, indoor track and
field, men's and women's golf, and volleyball. The San Antonio native
also aids with other SWC projects as designated by the Commissioner.
She came to the SWC after a stint as a media relations staffer for the 1994
Builders Square Alamo Bowl.
While a student, Hartley served as a volunteer to help coordinate the
public relations efforts for the Neighborhood Longhorns community
outreach program near the Texas campus.
The Dean's List student in the UT journalism school serves as the
media relations contact for the women's portion of the Dr Pepper SWC
Classic. She has served as a volunteer for many events including the 1995
NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds in Austin.
Director of Marketing and Special Events
Russell Warren returned to the Southwest Conference as Director of Marketing and Special Events
in Jan., 1995. Warren is making his second tour of
duty with the SWC.
Warren, most recently University Ticket Manager at Baylor, was a student assistant in the sports
information office at Texas Tech under SID Joe Hornaday before graduating in 1988. The Plains native later served as Assistant Ticket Manager
for the SWC in 1988-89 while working with the 1989 Midwest Region
Men's Basketball Championship and the SWC Classic postseason basketball tournaments.
In 1989-90, Warren was a marketing and sales representative for the
Dallas Cowboys before he gravitated to SMU as assistant ticket manager
from 1990-93. At Baylor from 1993 to early-1995, he was in charge of
ticket operations at both Floyd Casey Stadium and the Ferrell Center.
Assistant Director of Marketing
Kelsey Hayes, a 1995 Univeristy of Texas
graduate in speech communications, joined the Southwest Conference office in Aug., 1995, as Assistant
Director for Marketing.
Hayes will have a variety of duties related to the
marketing and promotion of the SWC and will assist
the Director of Marketing with the sale of corporate packages for the Dr
Pepper SWC Classic.
The Ft. Worth native worked on the administrative staff of Texas
Athletics Director DeLoss Doodds and was a Texas Angel hostess during
her undergraduate days in Austin. She also served as an intern for Bill
Ed Clements at KLBJ Radion in the capital city.
Hayes was a 1994 intern with Walt Disney World in Lake Buena
Vista, Fla., where whe attended weekly professional seminars on the
managent philosophies of the Walt Disney Company. While in Florida,
she lived with international students from Norway, Germany, the U.K.,
Tawain and Canada.
Hayes has assisted as a YMCA volleyball game official, done Allied
Youth Drug and Alcohol Counseling and has been involved with the Texas
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\Assistant Director of Championships
Rick Dunn joined the Southwest Conference
staff as Assistant Director of Championships in July
The native of Grand Rapids, Mich., came to the
SWC office from SMU where he assisted in game
management from 1993-95.
Dunn was a varsity basketball guard at Aquinas (Mich.) College. He
served as a student assistant coach for the AC basketball team from 1991 -
While at SMU, he assisted with both the 1994 and '95 Dr Pepper
SWC Basketball Classics at SMU's Moody Coliseum and at Reunion
Arena while working with host SWC personnel in the 1994 NCAA
Midwest Region Tournament.
Dunn worked with all 17 men's and women's sports at SMU and was
on the host staff for the 1994 NCAA Men's Golf Championships at
Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney, Tex. He also served in tourney operations for the 1995 SWC Women's Golf Championships at Bent Tree
Country Club in Dallas.
\ Administrative Assistant
Nancy Peterson, who served as an intern for
SWC ticket operations in 1995, played a role in
planning, regisration and trasportation during the
1995 SWC Spring Meetings in Dallas. She has
assisted in a number of roles in addition to tickets.
She became a full-time member of the SWC staff in
Peterson graduated from Southern Methodist University with B.A.
degrees in German and Economics. Her student extracurricular activities
included chair of the Student Foundation Parents' Weekend Barbecue.
Student Orientation Group Leader and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Publicity
She was also a student leader with SMU's Academic, Advising,
Registration and Orientation Group, which helped 65-70 incoming students daily with direction in the orientation process.
Steve Ewerz is in his 18th year with the Southwest Conference office and plays an extremely vital
role in the day-to-day operation of the office.
Ewerz aids the SWC' s controller in payment of
officials, employees and accounts payable, as well as
maintaining the office's general ledger and acounts
receivable. His duties include maintaining all records and operations of
office equipment, inventory and ordering of all office supplies, and design
and distribution of all SWC awards. He also handles special projects as
assigned by the Commissioner and serves as coordinator for various
Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) publications. Ewerz has
similar office magerial duties for the Southland Conference office in
The Lubbock native's resposibilities also involve assisting the supervisor of officials (football, men's and women's basketball, volleyball,
baseball and tennis) in administrative duties which include game assignments, preparing materials for clinics and maintaining permanent files for
all SWC officials. He is also involved in the administration and organization of the SWCs business operations and also coordinates the SWCs
Ewerz is a 1969 graduate of Lubbock Christian University.
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