UMaine AD search consultant named

The University of Maine’s national search for the next permanent athletics director will be aided by consultant Gene DeFilippo, managing director of Turnkey Search who has four decades of experience in intercollegiate sports.

DeFilippo is on campus this week to meet with search committee chair Dr. Robert Dana, UMaine vice president for student life and dean of students; the 14-member search committee; and vice president for human resources Chris Lindstrom, an ex-officio member of the committee. He also is meeting with key stakeholders, including President Susan J. Hunter and her Cabinet, Athletics Department staff, student-athletes, alumni and community members.

DeFilippo’s intercollegiate experience includes 15 years as Boston College AD and four years as Villanova AD. At Turnkey, DeFilippo has consulted on AD searches for institutions that include Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, University of Alabama, University of Nebraska, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The search committee will make a recommendation to incoming UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, with anticipation of having the new athletics director in place on or before Sept. 1.