Patrick B. Summers was named as the second Executive Director of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in March 2011. Summers comes to the NEWMAC with 20+ years of athletic administrative experience, including five years of coaching experience and is a proud former Division III student-athlete.
As the Executive Director, Summers is the chief administrator and responsible for the leadership of the conference’s day-to-day operations. He is also responsible for the overall direction and implementation of the conference’s strategic plan, oversees the budget, directs the conference’s sports information program, administers the conference’s 18 championships and serves as the conference’s chief rules compliance and enforcement officer, interpreting and distributing information on the NCAA and the NEWMAC constitution, bylaws and policies.
Prior to joining the NEWMAC, Summers co-founded PrestoSports, Inc., which is one of the country’s leading companies for college athletic websites. As Chief Operating Officer at PrestoSports, Summers led the company through key strategic growth, major branding initiatives, the hiring and training of staff, the implementation of a unique sales strategy, and the development of the company’s 24/7/365 customer service plan.
From 1996-2003, Summers served as a key member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference administration. He was promoted from Asa S. Bushnell Intern to Coordinator of Championships to Assistant Commissioner for Championships and Information Technology. Summers oversaw the administration of 116 championships in 32 sports and served on several governing committees including the Board of Directors and Championships Committee. He also managed all aspects of the conference's technology program.
Patrick also serves on several committees including the NCAA Division III Commissioners Association, the Division III New England Commissioners Association, the NCAA Division III Co-SIDA Working Group, the NCAA AMA Technology Committee and the Wheaton College President's Commission. He also guest lectures at University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management and Northeastern University on the evolution and integration of technology in college athletics and sports management topics.
A 1994 graduate of Wheaton College, Summers experienced the balance of academics and athletics as a member of the tennis team and was named captain his senior year. He currently resides in Westwood, MA with his twin daughters.