Jenna McLaughlin Joins CSA as Vice President for Competitive Excellence and Brand Enhancement
(Raleigh, NC) Collegiate Sports Associates has added Jenna McLaughlin to the firm as Vice President for Competitive Excellence and Brand Enhancement. McLaughlin joins a CSA team that includes Todd Turner, Drew Turner, Dr. Brad Bates, Craig Littlepage, and Clay Pfeifler. She comes to CSA after most recently serving as Chief of Staff for NC State Athletics since 2019.
CSA President & Founder, Todd Turner welcomed McLaughlin to the team and stated, “We could not be more excited to add Jenna McLaughlin to the CSA family. When we started CSA in 2010, the vision was to create a firm led by industry practitioners; professionals who have worked in intercollegiate athletics and truly understand what it is like to work in higher education and college sports. Jenna aligns extremely well with that identity – she’s an experienced athletics administrator with a background in human resources, a tremendous work ethic, a commitment to integrity and a passion for higher education and intercollegiate athletics.”
McLaughlin brings over 10 years of experience in collegiate athletics, having previously served on the Executive Staff at Army West Point overseeing Human Resources. In addition, McLaughlin spent six seasons as an Assistant women’s basketball coach at the collegiate level.
“I am excited to join Todd Turner and the CSA team to work with a group of highly respected professionals within the industry,” said McLaughlin. “I am deeply appreciative of the leadership, mentorship and opportunities provided by Boo Corrigan. The opportunity with CSA would not have been possible without his unwavering support and trust in me. At a transformational time in college athletics, the opportunities and services CSA provides are critical and I’m eager to learn a new side of this industry. My background in both coaching and administration has helped me understand the type of leader universities and programs need to be successful, and I look forward to collaborating with the incredible team in place at CSA”
In her role with CSA, McLaughlin will lead the company’s strategic communications and brand management. Additionally, she will be a part of the CSA leadership team and involved in all the firm’s search and consulting projects.
“Jenna has a unique perspective with experience as an assistant coach, human resource administrator, as well as a senior level administrator and sports supervisor for both for men’s and women’s sports that will serve her and CSA extremely well. She is a high energy, positive person, a tireless worker and relationship builder. I valued my time with Jenna the past five years and wish her the very best moving forward.”
During her time at NC State, McLaughlin served as sport administrator for numerous programs, including the Wolfpack’s nationally prominent men’s basketball program. She served as the Chair of NC State’s Name Image and Likeness Committee and developed strategies and direction to navigate this new space, while also serving as a member of the ACC Committee on Racial Equity.
Corrigan states “Jenna has a unique perspective with experience as an assistant coach, human resource administrator, as well as a senior level administrator and sports supervisor for both for men’s and women’s sports that will serve her and CSA extremely well. She is a high energy, positive person, a tireless worker and relationship builder. I valued my time with Jenna the past five years and wish her the very best moving forward.”
At West Point, McLaughlin was instrumental in establishing the framework that helped shift Army to a 501(c)3 direct support organization. As an assistant coach at West Point, she helped guide Army to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. McLaughlin also had coaching stints at Sacred Heart (Conn.), as well as NYU.
McLaughlin has an undergraduate degree from Molloy College (2009) and a master’s degree in teaching from Sacred Heart (2012).
Jenna can be reached at email@example.com
What Others Are Saying About Jenna
“Jenna McLaughlin is a proven leader with a passion for getting things done. She brings tremendous knowledge to this business and a never give up attitude that will be a tremendous benefit to her clients”
“CSA has made a great hire with Jenna McLaughlin. She is a highly competent, energetic, and forward-thinking professional with unique knowledge of the ever-changing dynamics and challenges faced on campuses today. She has an exceptional feel for the industry and an ability to connect to coaches and administrators alike, which will make her an asset to CSA”
“Few individuals in my career have impressed me as much as Jenna McLaughlin. She is a true servant leader and a model of professionalism in college athletics. Jenna will be invaluable to Collegiate Sports Associates in recognizing and connecting exceptional leaders to colleges and universities across the nation.”
“Jenna McLaughlin is first and foremost a great person. When you combine her success as an administrator and as a coach with her character and drive you have a great person to guide any search in college athletics.”
Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA) was founded in 2010 by longtime Division 1 Director of Athletics, Todd Turner.
CSA’s purpose as a search and consulting firm is defined by a commitment to assist our Athletics Director colleagues, Presidents, and other institutional leaders in preserving an alignment between the mission of athletics with that of the institution. During our more than ten years in business, we have become one of the most respected executive search and consulting firms in intercollegiate athletics. Since 2010, CSA has worked with over 150 different DI institutions on more than 200 projects. This work includes executive searches for Directors of Athletics, Senior Athletics Administrators, and Head Coaches as well as consulting projects such as strategic planning, athletics department reviews, conference landscape analyses and other department and conference consulting projects.
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With over thirty years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, CSA delivers a unique level of service that effectively meets the needs of the nation’s leading universities and conferences.