PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Feb. 27, 2014) – Rutgers Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Julie Hermann has announced the promotion of Ryan Pisarri to Chief of Administration. Pisarri has worked in various roles within the athletic department since arriving at RU in August 2011.
In his new position, Pisarri will report directly to Hermann and work closely in all matter related to the department. That includes the provision of day-to-day administrative oversight of the athletic director's office to assure efficient and effective deployment of resources. Additionally, he will assure that high standards for service levels are maintained, tasks, projects, and assignments are appropriately prioritized and that timelines are met.
"Ryan is an exceptional executive talent. Having been a student-athlete himself, he easily manages the range of individuals the AD office needs to serve,” said Hermann. “From corporate America to our number one priority, our scarlet knight student-athletes, Ryan is a great ambassador for our department and the perfect teammate for the executive staff.”
The Chief of Administration serves as a liaison to a variety of stakeholders and interested parties such as alumni, donors, the media and others. The position is tasked with representing, advancing, fostering and maintaining strong and productive relationships and effective communication with the publics served by the Division of Athletics including maintaining Hermann’s calendar among other duties.
A 2006 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in communication, Pisarri worked in finance out of college with jobs at firms such as Pomona Capital, LCC and Oppenheimer & Co. He performed a litany of services that included extensive research on investment strategies, building relationships with financial institutions and more.
Pisarri made the career switch to athletics as Assistant Academic Coordinator at Rutgers in August 2011. He worked closely with the men’s and women’s basketball programs to schedule classes and tutoring sessions, while helping the student-athletes manage their time. In January 2013, Pisarri moved to Assistant Director, Administration and Marketing to provide support and strategic guidance for both the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Administration and the Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Marketing Officer. The job was vital in working with both of them to provide leadership in all areas related to marketing and revenue generation such as development, game day hospitality and events, concessions and merchandise.
As a player on the Penn football team, Pisarri was a member of two Ivy League championship teams. He played football, basketball and baseball at Ramapo High School and earned All-Bergen County recognition in all three sports. He is a member of the Ramapo High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Pisarri is a native of Wyckoff, N.J.