John Abrams is in his seventh year as director of facilities and operations for the Pittsburgh Athletic Department.
Abrams' responsibilities include coordinating all event operations including football game day events at Heinz Field. He also assists SMG with the day-to-day operations of the Petersen Events Center and handles basketball operations. Additionally, Abrams monitors facility projects and maintenance activities performed by Facilities Management and is responsible for maintaining a schedule of events incorporating 19 intercollegiate sports, physical education and club related groups, along with outside groups in Pitt's athletic venues.
Abrams previously served as director of ticket operations and athletic contest manager at the University at Albany. There, he was responsible for providing all services associated with ticketing of revenue events held in athletic department facilities. He also assisted with all aspects of home game management for the University's athletic programs. In addition, Abrams assisted with the marketing and promotions of the New York Giants Summer Training Camp, which made its home at Albany.
A native of Hastings, Pa., Abrams earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Slippery Rock University.
Abrams served as a graduate assistant for Slippery Rock's Athletic Department and assisted with marketing, promoting and fund raising for the department as well as facility and event management of athletic events.
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