Michael D. Seamon, executive assistant to the executive vice president at the University of Notre Dame, has been promoted to the newly created position of assistant vice president for university events and protocol.
In his new role, Seamon will develop a process and structure for the coordination of major events on and off campus, with a particular emphasis on those involving the University’s executive officers; assist with creating consistent University messaging through events; develop policies, procedures and protocols for events; and create a training program for University staff members involved in event planning.
Seamon will report directly to Louis M. Nanni, vice president for university relations, and will work closely with the president’s office and the vice president for public affairs and communication.
A Notre Dame alumnus with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, Seamon has served in the executive vice president’s office for seven years. He has handled a wide range of project responsibilities involving University Trustees, officers, committees and departments. Among these, he coordinated the national search for the head of human resources and aided in the planning and organization of the presidential inauguration in 2005.
Seamon also has served on campus as executive assistant to the vice president for finance and assistant to the vice president for business operations.
Prior to returning to Notre Dame, Seamon worked from 1995 to 1997 as the first director of sales and marketing — and one of the first three employees — of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball franchise. As a key player in the start-up of the franchise, he was involved in activities from stadium renovations to the sale of private suites to the design and marketing of team merchandise, and more.
Seamon earned his master of business administration degree from Notre Dame in 1994. While pursuing that degree he served as an intern to the University's associate athletic director and business manager, and subsequently he was the athletic department's retail manager until joining the Rays in 1995.
Seamon earned his undergraduate business degree, with a concentration in management, from Notre Dame in 1992. He served as head football manager during his final season on campus.
Locally, Seamon is president-elect of the Logan Foundation Board of Trustees, a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County, and a graduate of the South Bend/Mishawaka Chamber of Commerce’s leadership program.