MACOMB, Ill. - Kelsey Homewood has recently been hired as Director of Marketing/Promotions for the Western Illinois Athletics Department. She joins the Leathernecks following three years at Winona State University.
She will develop and implement marketing and promotional campaigns for Leatherneck Athletics and serve as assistant director for the Leatherneck Club. Over the past three years, Homewood has worked in various administrative capacities for Winona State.
Homewood recently served as the Associate Athletics Director for Warrior Athletics, overseeing corporate partnerships, fundraising, marketing, promotions and also serving as the Senior Woman Administrator. She managed more than 65 corporate sponsors, was director of game sponsorships/promotions, supervised the corporate suites at football and basketball, oversaw the Warrior Sports Network, and was the event coordinator for all athletics' alumni events.
Her career with the Warriors began as the game management director for the 14 sports programs and assistant strength and conditioning coach. Homewood then took over as the compliance coordinator, budget director and assistant fund raising director for the department. Those duties progressed to her most recent job responsibilities for the NCAA Division II program.
"I'm extremely excited and thrilled for the opportunity to be a member of the Fighting Leatherneck family. I'm elated to be working with the Macomb community and the surrounding areas, the Leatherneck Club, and the other departments on campus," said Homewood.
A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Homewood received her bachelor's degree from Winona State in 2009 in exercise science. She made the Dean's List throughout her collegiate career and was the Exercise Science Honorable Student her final semester. Homewood completed her master's degree in educational leadership and sports management in 2011.
"We are very pleased to have Kelsey join our administrative staff. We were very happy with the number of applicants for this position, but her previous administrative and leadership experience in college athletics, especially in the areas marketing and sponsorships, is exactly what our department needs right now," said Western Illinois Director of Athletics Dr. Tim Van Alstine. "We have been without a full-time person in this position for almost a year now. She has already hit the ground running full-speed, selling football tickets and preparing sponsorship proposals."