|Title:||Director of Athletic Communications|
|Organization:||Contact for volleyball, men's golf, men's basketball, and men's and women's lacrosse|
Erin Bean is in her first year as Saint Leo's Director of Athletic Communications, after being promoted to the post in July 2015. Bean coordinates all social media for Saint Leo athletics, supervises a staff of two full-time assistants and nearly 20 student-assistants, and directs daily communications activities for the Lions.
Bean joined the Saint Leo Athletic Communications staff as a Manager of Athletic Communications & Marketing in December 2014 from the Northeast Conference office in Somerset, N.J., where she had been a Media Relations Assistant since September 2013. At the NEC office, Bean was the primary contact for volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, women’s swimming, women’s lacrosse and softball. She was involved with event management for 11 different NEC championship events, serving as the NEC’s lead administrator at the men’s golf and softball championships. Among her duties at the NEC office, Bean coordinated social media strategy for the conference, and served as color commentator for the NEC Women’s Volleyball Tournament Championship broadcast.
Prior to that, Bean was a Sports Information Coordinator at Tennessee Tech in the Ohio Valley Conference during the 2012-13 academic year, where she was the primary contact for volleyball, women’s basketball, and softball, and the secondary contact for football, soccer, men’s basketball, and men’s and women’s golf. In addition to her sport-specific duties at Tennessee Tech, Bean also worked at creating a social media campaign plan and implementing social media/new media guidelines for Athletics, assisted in developing Tennessee Tech’s 2013 WNIT bid, and served as an advisor to Tennessee Tech’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Bean hails from Clarion, Pa., and is a 2012 graduate of Juniata College, where she was a student-assistant in the Sports Information Office for four years and a member of Juniata’s perennial top-10 women’s volleyball program. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in sport management from California University of Pennsylvania, and she attended the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) Women's Leadership Symposium in May 2013.
Bean resides in Wesley Chapel with her husband, Evan Halteman, a four-year letterwinner on Juniata’s men’s volleyball team and an All-American middle hitter on the 2009 Division III National Championship team.