Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie announced the hiring of Chris Wood as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development today. In his role at Army, Wood will manage a front-line fundraising team responsible for annual and sport-specific fundraising efforts as well as revenue generation through events and the administration of membership benefits as Army West Point Athletics embarks on a major capital campaign.
"I have been following the career path of Chris for years, and he is clearly a rising star in collegiate athletics," Buddie said. "We are excited to have the Wood family join the Army team as we embark on an aggressive new fundraising campaign." Wood will additionally serve as a member of the West Point Association of Graduates (AOG) major gifts team.
"I'm thrilled that Chris will be joining our development effort in support of Army West Point Athletics," said Kristin Sorenson, Vice President of Development for AOG. "His proven track record as a thoughtful leader and a successful fundraiser will add depth and expertise to our team. I look forward to welcoming him and working with him to accomplish great things for West Point."
Wood arrives on the banks of the Hudson following a six-year stint at High Point University where he was hired as a Senior Associate Athletics Director of External/Internal Operations in October 2014, before being elevated to Deputy Athletics Director in the summer of 2017.
While at High Point, Wood was responsible for the oversight of corporate sponsorships, development, the Panther Club, marketing and season ticket sales while also serving as the sport administrator for the baseball and cross country/track & field programs. Read more.