Walker Jones, Senior Director of Sports Marketing, NCAA and Grassroots, Under Armour
Lecture time: Friday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m.
Location: Goodwin Room, Auburn Alumni Center, 317 South College Street
Lecture theme: This is Auburn.
Walker Jones, a native of Jackson, Miss., graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in business management. While at Ole Miss, Walker was a four-year football letterman and received numerous academic and athletic honors. After graduation, Walker served on David Cutcliffe's football staff at Ole Miss from 2001-2003 as a graduate assistant and later as the coordinator of football operations. He then served as assistant athletics director for internal operations at Ole Miss and as vice president of the Collegiate Sports Properties division for Telesouth Communications in Jackson, Miss.
In March 2008, Walker joined the Under Armour Sports Marketing team as the senior director of sports marketing, NCAA and Grassroots. In this position, he oversees the high school and collegiate divisions of Sports Marketing and manages a $75 million operating budget. Under Walker's leadership, Under Armour was named the official apparel and student-athlete gift provider of the Southeastern Conference, the Big Ten Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference.