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MEAC announces new additions to staff

August 23, 2007

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner Dr. Dennis Thomas has announced the addition of Andre Beasley, Shamaree Brown and Jonathan Gattis II to the MEAC Staff.


Beasley joins the MEAC staff as the Director of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships. He will be responsible for directing and implementing sports promotions to maximize ticket sales for all MEAC championships and coordinating corporate sponsorship negotiations. Prior to the MEAC, Beasley served as the Director of Marketing at Xenia Financial where he was responsible for creating strategic marketing plans for the creation of new business.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, Beasley is a former state high school track and field champion. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Troy University, with a minor in business administration and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Corporate Communications.

Brown is no stranger to the MEAC, as he worked as an intern in the championships department in 2004-05. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student-Development at the University of New Haven and was responsible for monitoring the university’s compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. He also served as the advisor of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the coordinator for the school’s CHAMPS/Life Skills program.

Brown returns to the MEAC as the Assistant Director of Compliance and Championships. His responsibilities will include assisting with eligibility and interpretations as well as assisting with the coordination of MEAC championships.

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Winston-Salem State University in 2004. Brown was also a three-year letterman in football at WSSU.

Brown and his wife Elena, reside in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Gattis joins the staff as the Director of Finance, overseeing the accounts payable functions within the conference’s administrative office. Gattis previously spent three years as a personal banker at Bank of America.

A native of Durham, North Carolina, Gattis is a 2003 graduate of Hampton University.


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