July 12, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade announced the promotion of Ed Pasque and Debbie Richardson to Senior Associate Commissioners and the additions of Caitlin Bonner and Tom Waterman to the league office.
Pasque, who has spent the previous four years as an Associate Commissioner, oversees Governance and External Affairs for the Atlantic 10 Conference. A member of the State Bars of Virginia and Wisconsin, Pasque also serves as in-house legal counsel for the league. As in-house legal counsel, Pasque provides analysis and guidance on the legal and regulatory aspects of the A-10's business affairs. Pasque's responsibilities include serving as the primary liaison to the A-10 member institutions for NCAA and Atlantic 10 Conference governance, legislation, interpretations and policies. Most recently he has been involved in the strategic planning of the A-10 media negotiations for the future. Pasque also just completed the final year of a four-year stint on the NCAA Division I Legislative Council, which serves as the primary legislative authority of the NCAA Division I governance structure.
Richardson, also an associate commissioner for the past four years, manages the Atlantic 10’s 19 Olympic sports and their respective championships, including scheduling and championship operations. As the conference liaison to the league’s Council of Senior Woman Administrators (SWAs), Richardson is instrumental in developing league policies and procedures within the A-10 governance structure. She also serves a number of administrative roles for the league office. A 30-year veteran of college athletics, Richardson is a past recipient of the WBCA Administrator of the Year award. She has served on multiple NCAA Councils and Committees, including the NCAA Legislative Council, the NCAA Management Council and she chaired the NCAA Nominating Sub-Committee.
“I am fortunate to have a veteran staff, and happy to announce the promotion of Ed Pasque and Debbie Richardson” stated McGlade. “They are two of the finest administrators in Division I and their work has been instrumental in the success of the Atlantic 10 Conference. In addition, welcoming Caitlin and Tom to the staff adds fresh ideas and new skills in the ever-changing use of technology within the conference office.”
Bonner was hired as the Advance Media and Communications Assistant. A 2009 graduate of High Point University, Bonner has spent the past year with the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team and working with the Tennessee Titans through See Sports Media. She will be responsible for Atlantic 10 video services, social media and Atlantic10.com, the league’s official website. Bonner will also be the media relations contact for field hockey and men’s and women’s tennis.
Waterman, who has spent the last year at the A-10’s media relations intern working as the primary media contact for nine conference sports, joins the staff on a full-time basis as the newly created operations assistant. He will oversee the conference office IT operations, special projects related to community relations and marketing as well as assisting with championship event operations. Prior to the A-10, Waterman worked at the ACC in the media relations-video services department. A graduate of Elon University, Waterman also worked with the Greensboro Grasshoppers minor league baseball team.
Kacen Delphin and Robert Drewry were also named the A-10 interns for the 2012-13 academic year. Delphin, a 2012 graduate of the University of Virginia, will work with the communications and media relations staff while Drewry, a graduate of the University of Richmond, will work with the championships staff.