External relations team reorganized into three branches
Baylor graduate has 12 years of intercollegiate athletics experience
McNamee leads Baylor's external relations department including the areas of development, athletics communications, fan engagement, new media, spirit program and ticket services. He also serves as member of Vice President and Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades' senior staff.
McNamee has 12 years of intercollegiate athletics experience, most recently overseeing the Baylor Bear Foundation as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development. His primary responsibilities with the Bear Foundation included oversight and strategy of the department's annual giving program. He also coordinated the seating and parking transition process for McLane Stadium that resulted in a school-record 28,000 season tickets, and was part of the team responsible for securing major capital gifts essential to funding the state-of-the-art riverfront stadium.
McNamee joined the Bear Foundation as Assistant Athletics Director in 2012. He was promoted to Associate Athletics Director in 2013 and rose to Senior Associate Athletics Director in 2015. The Bear Foundation experienced record-setting numbers over his five years, including a 130 percent membership increase from 3,499 in 2012-13 to 8,040 in 2016-17. The Bear Foundation eclipsed $16M in annual scholarship support in 2014-15, more than doubling the total achieved just two years prior and fully funding all athletic scholarships for the first time.
Prior to joining the Baylor Athletics Department, McNamee spent seven years with IMG College, earning three promotions during his tenure. He began as Marketing Assistant in 2005 and rose to General Manager by 2008 leading the Baylor property. He was responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with Baylor Athletics and national, regional and community clients. Baylor's annual sponsorship revenue increased from $325,000 to $3.2M during his time at IMG, including a 47% increase during four record-setting years as General Manager.
A 2003 Baylor graduate, McNamee returned to Baylor to serve as a graduate assistant with both the baseball program and student-athlete services following a brief stint with the Houston Astros business operations. He obtained a master's degree in sports administration in 2005.
He and his wife, Dr. Lacy McNamee, a professor in Baylor's Department of Communication, have a daughter, Josephine, and are expecting their second child in March.