Aug. 29, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University has named Tom Bruya as its Director of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships, Director of Athletics and Recreation Cheryl L. Levick announced today.
Bruya will be responsible for managing all aspects of athletic marketing with an emphasis on corporate partnership sales and fulfillment. He will also oversee the department's event and online merchandise sales, branding program and band and cheerleader organizations. Bruya, who replaces George Husack who recently was named Santa Clara's head men's tennis coach, will join the six-person external services staff that oversees the department's marketing, media relations and community outreach efforts.
"We are pleased to have Tom as a member of our team," said Levick. "He has an excellent background in marketing both at the Arizona Diamondbacks and as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. I am confident he will help us provide first-class service to our corporate partners as well as increase our exposure through a comprehensive marketing program."
"I am really looking forward to being a part of Santa Clara's athletic staff," Said Bruya. "I have a great respect for the traditions and ideals of the University and I am excited about taking on a new challenge. I look forward to helping continue the growth of the marketing program at Santa Clara and providing maximum exposure for Bronco athletics."
Bruya has served the last four years on the front office staff with the Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Club. He served as a marketing coordinator and game operations manager for the organization and was responsible for managing all aspects of game promotions and presentation. Bruya, who began his stint with the club as an executive staff assistant after serving one season with America West Arena, also worked extensively with the Diamonbacks' corporate partners and local media outlets to increase attendance and exposure.
A 1996 graduate of the University of Washington, Bruya served as a student men's olympic sports marketing director. While in that position as an undergraduate, he was responsible for developing and implementing season-long marketing and advertising plans for the school's baseball and soccer programs. He also assisted with promotions for football and was a member of a board responsible for increasing student attendance and interest in all intercollegiate athletic programs.