Brent Tavis
Position: Assistant AD for Business and Finance

Brent Tavis is serving in his first year as the Assistant AD for Business and Finance, having most recently worked as the Assistant AD for Events and Operations at Green Bay.

In his new role, Tavis will work to prepare annual budgets for the entire department while working closely with administrators and coaches as an advisor for budget-related issues. He will also serve as the department liaison to University Human Resources and work with several external organizations to prepare financial, contract and other fiscal reports.

Tavis was originally hired as the Kress Center's Events Coordinator in September 2012, before being named Assistant AD in Fall of 2015. 

Previously, Tavis oversaw more than a dozen student employees and was in charge of the setup and take-down of all events held at the Kress Center. In addition to those duties, he and his staff worked at all athletic events on campus serving in a variety of roles.

Before accepting his position at Green Bay, he served as a Graduate Assistant in the Grand Valley State Athletics Department from 2010-12. Tavis also served as the Game Operations Intern for one year prior to becoming a Graduate Assistant.

A 2009 graduate of Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tavis holds a degree in Sport Management and a master's degree in Public Administration earned at Grand Valley State in 2012.

Brent is married to Kelly Tavis and the two welcomed their first child, Leo, in February 2016. He enjoys biking, reading and is also an avid outdoorsman.

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