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Jon Burkett enters his first year with the University of New Mexico Athletics Department as the Assistant Athletic Director for Development with the Lobo Club. Burkett oversees the annual giving, marketing, special event and priority ticket areas as well as maintaining a major gift portfolio of donors for the Lobo Club.

Prior to joining the Lobo staff, Burkett served the past two years as the Director of Development - Annual Giving at the University of Missouri Athletics Department. There he contributed to an increase of annual donations by over 27% and annual membership by 23%. Additionaly, he introduced a $1.28 million next level annual giving program.

Burkett also spent four years as the Director of the Mean Green Club at the University of North Texas. He assisted with everyday operations of athletics annual giving, increased annual giving pledges by over 100% and annual giving membership by 96%.

He received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Sports Marketing and Management. Burkett received his Master of Business Administration and Master of Sports Administration from Ohio University. 

He is also an active member of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD).

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