Dave Brandon, UM Athletic Director

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David Brandon

Dave Brandon, UM Athletic Director

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Michigan athletics is a global brand that draws in over 100,000 people to the area and generates around 15 million dollars in economic impact every home football game. David A. Brandon has been the leader of this major economic driver since March 2010.  A U-M alumnus, Brandon, played football under Bo Schembechler and was a member of three Big Ten Championship teams.  He received a B.A. degree in communications from U-M in 1974. 

Prior to joining the athletic department, Brandon served as chairman and chief executive officer of Ann Arbor-based Domino's Pizza, Inc. for 11 years, leading the company to the largest IPO of a restaurant company in history.  He continues to serve as non-executive chairman at Domino's.

In his conversation with Donna Doleman, VP Marketing, Communications and Talent, Dave discusses his role within the University Athletic Department, the history and relationship between the University and Ann Arbor SPARK, and how the athletic department serves as an economic driver to boost the economy of the Ann Arbor region.