A native of Walworth, NY, Andrew Hartley graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1991 with a B.A. in Education with a minor in business & economics and a concentration in Sport Management. He continued his education receiving a masters degree in Sports Management from Virginia Tech in 1995, while being employed by the Virginia Tech Athletic Department.
Prior to coming to VCU in 1999, Hartley worked at the University of Maryland as the Assistant Director of Ticket Operations. He came to VCU as the Director of Ticket Operations and was involved in the opening of the Siegel Center and implemented the priority seating plan.
After five years managing the ticket office, he expanded his role and oversaw the annual fund for the Ram Athletic Fund and was actively involved in selling corporate sponsorships and the ticketing marketing plans for several VCU programs.
In his current role of Associate Athletic Director of Major Gifts, Hartley oversees all aspects of the development operation at VCU. He was instrumental in securing lead gifts for the $4 million club/suite projects for the Siegel Center as well as the $1.5 million basketball enhancement campaign. During his tenure with the Ram Athletic Fund, annual giving has risen from $600,000 to more than $2 million annually. In addition, membership in the Ram Athletic Fund has increased to over 3,000 members.
Hartley and his wife, Amy, live in Richmond’s Fan District with their two sons, Chase and Cole.