Josephine Harrington
Josephine Harrington
Previous College: Maryland '03
Position: Senior Associate AD/Business Operations

The American University Department of Athletics and Recreation announced the hiring of Josephine Harrington as the Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations on Dec. 1, 2008. In June 2012, she was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director. Her duties include managing all business operations for the department. She also serves as the sport supervisor for the women’s soccer team and manages department special projects and administrative units, including facility & operations, equipment operations, and strength & conditioning. She also assists with the formulation of the mission and long-term goals of the department.

Harrington came to American after spending the previous 17 months at Georgetown, where she served as the Director of Business Operations. While at Georgetown, Harrington was responsible for the daily operations of the athletic business office that oversees 29 varsity sports. She monitored all of the financial functions of the department, including accounts payable, payroll and purchasing. In addition, Harrington served as the supervisor of four full-time staff positions and handled department budgets.

Prior to her time at Georgetown, Harrington spent three years at Fordham University as the Coordinator of Ticket and Business Operations while also obtaining her MBA in marketing and finance. Harrington handled all ticket operations and sales, team travel, and assisted in generating the athletic department’s yearly budgets.

Harrington also spent a year at the University of Delaware as a sports marketing assistant from 2003-04 and worked as a marketing intern while obtaining her BS from Maryland, where she was a Dean’s List student.

Harrington holds membership with CABMA and NACWAA. She resides in Kensington, Md., with her husband and three children.



Updated: July 24, 2018