Cameron To Assume Associate A.D. For Media Relations Post

Christopher Cameron, a former sports information director at the University of Kentucky, has been named associate athletic director for media relations at Boston College.

Cameron, who will assume his position Feb. 9, worked for five years at Kentucky alongside current Boston College Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo.

"Chris is one of the very best sports information directors in the country," said DeFilippo, an associate athletic director at Kentucky when Cameron worked there from 1988 to 1993. "His work ethic and professionalism are second to none. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position and is a perfect fit for Boston College."

Cameron will direct all media relations efforts for the University's athletic program, which comprises 33 men's and women's varsity sports.

"Gene and I had a tremendous working relationship and developed a great mutual respect while working together for five years at Kentucky," Cameron said last week. "I'm very excited for the opportunity to work with Gene again, and for such a highly regarded program. Boston College has a very well respected athletic program with a great tradition, located in one of my favorite cities. When I came to visit, I was pleasantly surprised at the tremendous facilities."

Cameron began his career while still a student at the University of Kentucky, where he graduated in 1982. He was the primary liaison for then-basketball coach Rick Pitino. He has worked on publicity for the NCAA Final Four, the Kentucky Derby, the US Olympic Festival and the 1996 Olympic Games. For the past five years, Cameron has headed his own sports marketing venture in Atlanta, Cameron Creative, which produced marketing materials for more than two dozen college athletic teams and conferences.

- Mark Sullivan

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