Chris Boyer officially joined the Wolfpack on December 31, 2012, as the Senior Associate AD for External Operations. He carries a total of 16 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, including prior leadership positions at George Washington University, the University of Maryland-College Park and Northwestern University.
At NC State, Boyer is charged primarily with coordinating, planning, and leading strategic initiatives for Athletics' Communications, Marketing,Video and Broadcast Services,and the Ticket Offices, as well as facilitating collaborative efforts with the Wolfpack Club, Wolfpack Sports Properties and other media and business partners.He serves as the sport supervisor for Men's Golf and assists the Director of Athletics with day-to-day operations of the Men's Basketball program.He is a member of the department's senior management team 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 where he coordinated all aspects of the department's marketing, ticket sales, multimedia, fundraising and communications efforts, while overseeing three sports and assisting in the overall operations of the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
Boyer joined GW from the University of Maryland, where he served five years (2006-2011) as a Senior Associate Athletics Director. In his time at Maryland, 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, website provider CBSsports.com College Network, and the M Club.
Prior to his service at Maryland, Boyer spent five years at Northwestern University where servedfrom 2004-2006 as Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs after being elevated from Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Sponsor Services. 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.
Boyer has also held sports marketing and public relations positions at the former FANSonly Network (currently CBSsports.com College Network), 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.