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Three LMU Staff Members Earn Promotions



May 6, 2004

Los Angeles, CA (May 6, 2004) -- Loyola Marymount University Director of Athletics Dr. William Husak announced the promotion of Maria Behm to Associate Athletics Director of Business Affairs, Dan Smith to Associate Athletics Director of Compliance and John Shaffer to Assistant Athletics Director of Sports Information/Media Relations, on Wednesday, May 5.

"It is with great pride and appreciation that I announce these promotions," said Husak. "These promotions reflect the enhanced responsibilities of the position and the outstanding job and experience these three individuals have brought to their roles."

Behm is in her 10th year with the athletic department, joining the Lions in 1994. She began as the Business and Finance Coordinator and has since earned two promotions, including Assistant Athletics Director for Business six years ago.

Smith joined the program in 1997 after four years at Metro State College in Denver, Colo. Smith began as the Director of Athletic Media Relations and was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance in January of 2000.

Shaffer was Director of Athletic Media Relations for the last four years, joining LMU from the Orange Bowl Committee in Miami, Fla., in May of 2000. He was the media director for the OBC, which includes the FedEx Orange Bowl game, from 1996-2000.

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