Katie Thompson was named to the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing at The University of Tulsa in July 2013.
Before coming to Tulsa, Thompson spent three years at the University of Maryland, where she first served as an assistant director in the marketing and promotions department and her final year as the director of marketing. Before that, Thompson worked as a marketing assistant at Eastern Michigan University during current TU Athletic Director Derrick Gragg during his time as director of athletics at the Michigan school.
At Maryland, Thompson assisted with marketing for football where her responsibilities included the planning and implementation of Capital One Terp Town, a fan activation zone. In addition, she was responsible for all marketing activities with the nationally prominent sports of men's soccer, women's basketball and men's lacrosse.
Thompson developed and executed marketing plans for those sports, including the implementation of ticket sales strategies, media buys, in-game sponsor fulfillment, budget management, game day promotions and coordination of all videoboard elements. She also managed three full-time marketing assistants and the sports marketing internship program.
At Eastern Michigan, Thompson assisted with creating and implementing significant marketing strategies for football, men's and women's basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball, including the planning and execution of gameday promotions.
Thompson earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Eastern Michigan. She received a bachelor's degree in public relations in 2007 and a master's degree in sport management in 2010.