Chris Boyer officially joined the Wolfpack on December 31, 2012, as the Senior Associate AD for External Operations. He carries a total of 15 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, including prior leadership positions at George Washington, the University of Maryland-College Park and Northwestern University.
At NC State, Boyer is charged with coordinating, planning, and leading strategic initiatives for Athletics' Communications, Marketing and Ticket Offices, as well as facilitating collaborative efforts with the Wolfpack Club, Wolfpack Sports Properties and other media and business partners. He will also serve on the Department's Cabinet, Senior Staff and Budget Committee.
Prior to coming to NC State, Boyer spent a year and a half as Deputy Director of Athletics at George Washington University. At GW, he coordinated and led all aspects of fundraising, corporate sponsorships, sports marketing, ticket sales and athletics communications, while assisting in the overall operations of the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
Boyer joined GW from the University of Maryland, where he served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing marketing and sponsor services, media relations, ticket sales, multimedia production/video services, and four athletics programs: men's and women's soccer, softball and wrestling. He led negotiations for the department's apparel and outfitting partnership with Under Armour and the novelty concessions contract with Barnes and Noble; chaired the athletics department's strategic planning process and served as the department's liaison with multimedia rights-holder CBS Collegiate Sports Properties and website provider CBS Interactive - Sports.
Prior to his service at Maryland, Boyer served from 2001 to 2004 as Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Sponsor Services at Northwestern University and from 2004-2006 as Northwestern's Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. He helped develop the university's long-range strategic plan for athletics, while also overseeing the athletic department's Marketing and Sponsor Services and Media Services divisions, as well as five of the department's 19 varsity programs.
Prior to Northwestern, Boyer worked as a marketing and public relations manager at the former FANSonly Network (currently CBS Interactive - Sports). He also has held positions in athletics marketing at Villanova University and West Virginia University.
Boyer is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and public relations and West Virginia University, where he earned a Master of Science in sport management. He is married to Kyle Lubrano Boyer, who works for U.S. Lacrosse.