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Kluemper Named Big Green Director of Athletic Development

Aug. 16, 2010

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University Big Green Executive Director John Sutherland announced the hiring of Teddy Kluemper III as the Big Green Director of Athletic Development, Monday.

"We are fortunate to have Teddy join the Big Green Staff," Sutherland said. "His eight years of involvement in development at Habitat for Humanity gives him a strong background in fundraising that is essential in his role. Teddy is a Marshall Alum and a young professional from Huntington that brings a lot to this position."

Kluemper comes to the Big Green following an eight year stint with the Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity where he served in four different capacities. He most recently served as the Director of Development and Communications for HAHFH. He has also served as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator and Interim-Executive Director during his tenure with the organization.

"I am very excited to join the Big Green Scholarship Foundation," Kluemper said. "I recognize that the Big Green plays an integral part in the success of Marshall's student-athletes on and off the field and I am thrilled to be a part of it."

His primary responsibilities with the HAHFH were to cultivate and solicit donors, manage the annual fund, obtain major gifts, handle all areas of development and communications. His development efforts included the acquisition of a new building that encompasses both the affiliate's administrative office and growing of the Habitat ReStore. He also planned and implemented a wide range of special events for the organization.

The Huntington native earned his B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations from Marshall in 2002 and a M.A. in Communication Studies from Marshall in 2005. He also obtained a certificate in fund raising management from Indiana University's School of Philanthropy in 2006.

Kluemper is actively involved in the community. He is a member of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee, the Huntington Rotary Club, and is a member of the board of directors of the Marshall University Higher Education for Learning Problems Program.

Kluemper replaces Sam Stanley who retired this summer.