Matt Butta
Previous College: James Madison '14
Position: Assistant Director of Development

Matt Butta joined the American University Athletics Department in July 2017 as the Assistant Director of Development. In this role, he oversees all functions of the Eagles Club including fundraising, marketing, and events. 

Butta came to AU from the University of Virginia where he worked as an account executive and sold over $475,000 in corporate partnerships while also developing marketing objectives with businesses and the athletic marketing staff, including gameday promotions.

Prior to his time at Virginia, Butta worked as a senior sales consultant at Georgia Tech. (2015-16), where he sold over $140,000 in total new sales including selling over 240 new season tickets in football and men’s basketball. He also partnered with the Director of Annual Giving on projects and fundraising for the New Alumni “1st and 10” program.

Butta earned his M. Ed. in sport leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015 where he also worked as a graduate assistant in the ticket office. He earned his BS in sport and recreation management from James Madison in 2014.

He is a native of Richmond, Va., and currently resides in Arlington, Va.



Updated: July 24, 2018