Florida Atlantic University Renews Partnership With The Aspire Group Through 2019
August 9, 2016
Florida Atlantic University and The Aspire Group, the global leader in sport & entertainment revenue enhancement, are proud to announce their partnership has been extended through 2019, a partnership that started in April 2012. Since inception, the FAU Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) oversaw new and renewal sales for all ticketed sports, generated over $6 million in total revenue and in 2014 launched a successful sales position dedicated to promoting and selling tickets for the women’s athletics programs.
“Our partnership with The Aspire Group has been mutually beneficial,” stated Pat Chun, Athletic Director for FAU Athletics. “They are integral to our ticket operations and work seamlessly with our staff. We will continue to work together to grow our fan base and look forward to the future. We thank Bernie Mullin, Bill Fagan, and Brian Treiser for their commitment to FAU Athletics.”
“In evaluating potential partners to assist us with our ticket sales initiatives it became clear that our department’s values align very well with The Aspire Group,” stated Melissa Dawson, Executive Associate AD for FAU Athletics. “They are committed to excellent customer service, exploring innovative ways to grow our fan base and the professional development of their on-campus staff. These three factors combined with our previous success with them as our sales partner were paramount in our decision to extend the relationship.”
Brian Treiser, recently promoted to Senior Director of Ticket Sales & Service for the FAU FRMC, has been on-campus since the start of this partnership and has been responsible for 12 internal staff promotions within the FRMC and into leadership positions for FAU and Aspire. He will continue to oversee the talented staff, while achieving milestones for FAU Athletics in the coming years and paving the way for future innovations in FAU’s ticket marketing, sales and service operation.
“It has been an honor for me to be part of the progress FAU Athletics has made since kicking off its partnership with Aspire in April 2012,” stated Brian Treiser, Senior Director of the FAU FRMC. “The growth in the last four years has been tremendous and I look forward to reaching new heights together in the upcoming years.”
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About FAU Athletics
Florida Atlantic University is an NCAA Division I member that sponsors 19 intercollegiate teams along with the spirit squads of cheer and dance. The Athletics Department currently has affiliations with two conferences. The majority of the teams compete in Conference USA (C-USA) while men’s swimming and diving and beach volleyball call Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) home. Men’s teams currently compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, and tennis. Women’s teams include basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track, volleyball, and beach volleyball. The Owls have been playing football since 2001 and have captured two bowl games.
For more information on FAU Athletics visit http://www.fausports.com
About Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.
About The Aspire Group
The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment marketing firm that specializes in enhancing all revenue streams while building lifelong fans for our clients through superb fan engagement and service. The Aspire Group currently works with client partners in North America, Europe and Australia providing ongoing strategic business consulting and research; outsourced services; and implementation support in all facets of sports business and investment optimization. Aspire has become the global leader in outsourced revenue enhancement with more than 60 collegiate properties in the USA and over 100 more sports and entertainment properties who have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise value. In the last two years, The Aspire Group was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Best Places To Work For In Sports” and nominated by Sports Business Journal for a “Best In Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services” award for the second time and awarded a 2016 “Sales and Marketing” Stadium Business Award.
For more information, please visit www.theaspiregroupinc.com.