ACC Names Brown and Butler to Staff

Jan. 15, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced today that Shamaree Brown and Lee Butler have been chosen to fill the positions of Director of Student-Athlete Programs and Associate Director of Championships, respectively.

Brown will join the conference office staff as the Director of Student-Athlete Programs. His responsibilities will include management of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the ACC's Postgraduate Scholar-Athlete banquet, the ACC Futures program as well as managing the National Letter of Intent Program and providing NCAA and ACC rules interpretations to the conference membership.

A Greensboro native and 2004 graduate of Winston-Salem State with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management, Brown comes to the ACC from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) where he served as the Assistant Director of Compliance and Championships since July 2007. Prior to his position at the MEAC, he was the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Development at the University of New Haven from April 2005 to July 2007.

In addition to his arrival at the ACC, Brown will complete his Master's Degree in Sports Industries from the University of New Haven this month.

Butler assumes the duties of Associate Director of Championships after serving at University of Miami as the Assistant Director of Event Management since 2007. In his new role as the Associate Director of Championships, Butler's responsibilities will include assisting in the management of the league's 22 Olympic Sports.

A 2006 Sports Administration graduate of the University of Miami, Butler was also a member of the men's basketball team. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, he served as the 2006-07 ACC Championships Intern as part of the Future's Program and will arrive back at the conference office with his Master's in Education from Miami.

"Shamaree and Lee will be great additions to the Atlantic Coast Conference," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "Each of them bring excellent experiences from both the institutional and conference perspectives and I know they will have a positive impact in their new roles"