ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten is pleased to announce several staff additions and promotions in the conference’s communications, operations and video services departments in advance of the 2017-18 academic year.
Megan Rowley has been promoted to assistant director in the Big Ten communications department after spending last year as the Bob Hammel Communications Intern. Rowley joined the Big Ten staff in June 2016 and served as the primary media contact for various Big Ten sports last year, while contributing as the conference’s secondary media contact for women’s basketball and men’s ice hockey. A resident of Hinsdale, Illinois, Rowley earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 2015, and she also worked in the Hawkeyes’ athletic communications department from 2014-16.
Matt Braunscheidel heads up three staff changes in the Big Ten video services department, having been promoted to associate director following two years as assistant director. A Wellsville, New York, native, Braunscheidel oversees video services for Big Ten basketball and assists with football and hockey video services at the conference office. He is a 2006 graduate of St. Bonaventure University and earned a master’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2014.
Joseph Hamata has been promoted to assistant director in the Big Ten video services department, where he supervises video services for Big Ten hockey and aides with the conference’s football and basketball video services. Hamata joined the Big Ten in 2015 as video services intern after previously serving as the student video manager for the University of Nebraska football program. He hails from Omaha, Nebraska, and is a 2015 Nebraska graduate.
Sam Arvaneh is the newest addition to the Big Ten video services staff, filling the role of the department’s new intern in which he will assist on video services coverage for Big Ten football, basketball and hockey. Originally from Severn, Maryland, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Maryland, Arvaneh spent three years from 2012-15 as a video coordination assistant for the Terrapin football program. For the past two years, he served as manager and assistant director of photography for BowieMedia, a film production and website design firm in Bowie, Maryland.
Therno Diallo will join the Big Ten staff on July 17 as the C.D. Henry Intern and will assist with the conference’s football and basketball operations. Diallo comes to the Big Ten after one year as the athletic administrative intern at Frances Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, where he served as primary event manager for both of the school’s basketball, soccer and tennis programs, as well as the FMU baseball, softball and women’s volleyball teams. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Diallo earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2016 and is currently working towards his master’s degree from Canisius College.
Megan Rowley promoted to Assistant Director, Communications; Matt Braunscheidel promoted to Associate Director, Video Services; Joseph Hamata promoted to Assistant Director, Video Services; Sam Arvaneh hired as video services intern; Therno Diallo hired as C.D. Henry Intern.