Tanya Pont joined the UAA athletic department as associate athletic director for development in the fall of 2017. In this role Pont is responsible for donor development and relations for the Seawolves’ 13-sport intercollegiate athletics program.
Pont brings more than 18 years of experience in public relations, marketing, proposal development and community outreach to UAA. She previously worked for SMG of Alaska Inc. where she served as director of marketing for the Sullivan Arena. While there, she oversaw SMG’s in-house advertising agency, managing promotional planning and execution and advertising campaign creation.
By leveraging communications and marketing strategies for arena clients, Pont improved community engagement, leading to increased revenues, and through effective public relations campaigns, she exceeded the arena’s sales projections. Pont’s experience also includes successfully establishing relationships with new business prospects, while maintaining existing customer portfolios and stewarding customer support.