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Gildea brings a strong accounting and business background
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Gildea to Join Staff as Assistant AD for Internal Affairs

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: July 02, 2014
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GREEN BAY, Wis. ( – Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie has announced the hiring of Brendan Gildea as Green Bay’s Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Affairs. Gildea, who will come to Green Bay from the University of California at Berkeley, will join the staff on Monday, August 4.

“We are thrilled to have Brendan join our team,” Gillespie said. “His accounting background and business acumen are a great fit for the department. He will be able to jump right in and work with our coaches on creating and managing budgets and will be an excellent asset to our executive staff. He is a great addition to the Phoenix family.”

Gildea has worked in the athletics department at UC Berkeley since July 2012 as a financial reporting analyst. In this position, he is responsible for streamlining the departments’ budgets, including rolling 49 internal budgets into a master budget. He was also responsible for all financial reporting to both internal and external stakeholders on an annual, quarterly and monthly basis. Additionally, he was involved with the business contracts review process in conjunction with the University’s legal counsel and business office.  

In his new position at Green Bay, Gildea 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.

“I am very excited to become a member of the athletics department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,” Gildea said. “I want to thank the search committee as well as Mary Ellen Gillespie for this excellent opportunity.  The department's success in and out of competition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its staff, and I look forward to help contribute to that success in any way I can.”

Gildea graduated from Valparaiso University in 2001 with a BA in Sports Management and minors in communications and business administration. He received his BS in accounting in 2008, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Colorado Technical University.


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