Stony Brook Athletics adds five new staff members as it continues to invest in human resources.
Vincent Accardi currently serves as the Director of Corporate Partnerships after earning a promotion from Coordinator of Marketing and Ticketing Operations in July 2012.
In his current role, Accardi is responsible for all aspects of corporates sales, including establishing relationships with local and regional businesses to pursue new corporate partnerships and generate revenue. He also oversees the ticket office, which includes the sales and operations of producing and distributing tickets.
Prior to his time at Stony Brook, Accardi worked at the Aviator Sports and Events Center as the Director of Media Relations after being promoted from an Event/Group Sales Executive for the sport and entertainment facility. Before that, Accardi was an events trainee at Team Epic in Norwalk, Conn., during which time he planned and executed events for brands such as FedEx and MARS.
Accardi launched his career in the sports industry working for Major League Baseball in the Office of the Commissioner as a Public Relations Assistant and as a Special Events/Gameday Assistant for the New York Jets.
A native of Centereach, N.Y., Accardi earned his bachelor's degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business from St. John's University in May 2005, and is currently working towards his master's degree in liberal arts and science with a certificate in coaching at Stony Brook. Accardi and his wife, Mary Beth, reside in Lake Grove, N.Y.