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The American Athletic Conference (AAC), often shortened to The American, is a NCAA Division I athletic conference based in Providence, R.I., that came into its current existence in 2013. Mike Arresco has been conference commissioner since 2013.

The AAC currently has 11 member universities and six associate members fielding 22 sports — 10 men's and 12 women's. Football is played at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level.

The conference's legal predecessor is actually the Big . . .

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Ownership / Management

CEO
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Michael Aresco

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Key Decision Makers
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Sr Assoc Commissioner & COO / SWA

Donna DeMarco

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Sr Assoc Commissioner (Broadcasting)

Thomas Odjakjian

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Sr Assoc Commissioner (CFO)

Stacy Martin

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Assoc Commissioner (Football)

Scott Draper

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Assoc Commissioner (Governance & Compliance)

Ellen Ferris

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Assoc Commissioner (Basketball)

Brian Thornton

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Assoc Commissioner (Sport Administration & Championships)

Robert Weygand, Jr.

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Asst Commissioner (Communications)

Chuck Sullivan

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Asst Commissioner (Sport Administration & Basketball Operations)

Patrick Colbert

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Personnel

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Sr Director, Compliance

Andrea Dahly

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Director, Broadcast Scheduling

Kauri Black

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Director, Communications

Tom Fenstermaker

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Director, Business Affairs

Karen Giblin

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Director, Football Operations

Ryan Kelly

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Director, Social Media & Digital Communications

Carlos Olivera

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Director, Creative Design & Services

Katie Ristow

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Asst Director, Communications

Tony Jones

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Asst Director, Sport Administration & Championships

Jordan Reid

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Asst to Commissioner

Lisa Zanecchia

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Exec Asst, Administration

Lois DeBlois

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