Jan. 5, 2017

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Oakland has named Fleetwood Fleming Assistant Athletic Director for Development announced by Deputy Athletics Director Padraic McMeel on Thursday. Fleming will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the department's fundraising plan and activities within the Golden Grizzlies Athletics Fund (GGAF).

"I first want to thank Tara Bergeron for her work in helping establish the GGAF and establishing a great foundation," said McMeel. "Fleetwood has excelled during his time with Oakland Athletics in his role with ticketing, establishing some incredible relationships with donors and season tickets holders. His passion for our student-athletes, donors, season tickets holders and fans will translate well into his new role with fundraising. We are fortunate to have Fleetwood on our team and he will continue to help grow our revenue base for the future of Oakland Athletics."

Prior to his new position, Fleming served as the Director of Ticketing at Oakland from 2015-16 where he oversaw all aspects of athletic ticketing and group sales. He was also in charge of managing game-day ticketing staff, operational duties and processing of tickets.

Before coming to Oakland, Fleming served as the Athletics Ticket Coordinator at Sam Houston State where he was in charge of all season, individual and group ticket sales for all six ticketed sports. Fleming also had direct oversight of hiring the game-day staff for athletic events. While at SHSU, the ticket staff set school records for individual game revenue and number of men's basketball and baseball season tickets sold.

Before Sam Houston State, Fleming worked with ticket sales at Kennesaw State where he was part of a team that sold more than 3,000 football season tickets for the inaugural season of Kennesaw State Football. That total represented 80 percent of the season ticket allotment 14 months before the program's 2015 kickoff. In addition to sales duties, Fleming served as the play-by-play radio broadcaster for Kennesaw State Owl baseball in 2014. He was part of a broadcast team that called the 2014 Louisville Super Regional in which Kennesaw State was a participant. He worked closely with The Owls Fund, the development program for Kennesaw State athletics.

Fleming graduated from Clemson in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in history and is currently working on his master's degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy.


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