Bob Burda has been promoted from assistant to associate commissioner-communications. As part of his new role, he will oversee the various aspects of marketing in addition to his communications duties.
Ed Stewart has also been advanced to associate commissioner-football & student services. He will continue handling the Conference's sport management responsibilities for football in addition to serving as the primary liaison for student-athlete welfare and diversity initiatives.
Keri Boyce has been promoted to assistant commissioner-compliance. She will coordinate all compliance services, including reporting and interaction with NCAA. Boyce will also administer the National Letter of Intent program and serve as liaison to directors of compliance and co-liaison to the Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives.
Neesha Quinn has been moved into the position of assistant business manager. She will manage the day-to-day accounting activities of the Conference as well as working with the CFO on budgets, financial reports, and revenue distributions.
David Flores has been hired as the assistant commissioner for governance/academics. Flores joins the Conference staff from Texas State University where he was the director of student-athlete services. He has previously served as assistant athletic director for compliance services at Kansas State, compliance coordinator for the University of New Mexico, and at Texas Tech as an athletic academic advisor. He will be the liaison to the directors of student-athlete support services and also serve with Boyce as a co-liaison to the Council of FARs.
"Bob, Ed, Keri and Neesha have been valuable contributors to the Big 12 and are deserving of these promotions," said Commissioner Beebe. "In addition, I am delighted to announce that David Flores will join the staff mid-February as the assistant commissioner for governance/academics. David brings a great deal of on-campus experience to our office, as well as familiarity with the Big 12 by virtue of having worked at two member institutions."
Beebe noted that the changes are a result of the fall departures of two staff members-Lori Ebihara, who in part oversaw academic services and governance; and Tim Frick, who assisted in the finance area-leading to hiring Flores and the shift in staff responsibilities.