Dan Skendzel oversees Fighting Irish Media (FIM) and athletic department branding. He is responsible for the strategy to grow FIM's ability to tell Notre Dame's story through the lens of athletics. In May 2015, Fighting Irish Digital Media and Athletics Media Relations merged to form Fighting Irish Media. FIM is comprised of athletics communications, football media relations, video production, digital distribution, brand management, and broadcast technology.
Skendzel has worked at Notre Dame in a number of roles for the past 14 years. Prior to launching Fighting Irish Digital Media in 2011, Skendzel participated in the rotational program on campus which consisted of projects in human resources, athletics, and the General Counsel's Office over a two year span. Before then, he worked in the Business Operations Office overseeing administrative services, which consisted of risk management and safety, warehouse and delivery, transportation, aviation, and remote campus operations.
Prior to coming to the University, Skendzel worked at Dynamis Solutions as an e-commerce consultant and at Proctor & Gamble as a plant accounting manager. Skendzel also worked for three years at Sherwin-Williams in their sales department. Skendzel is a Notre Dame graduate, having received his BA in 1991 in american studies, and his MBA in 1998 in finance.
In his spare time, Skendzel enjoys spending time with his wife, Carrie, and four children, Ted, Jeanette, Nathan and Maureen. He also enjoys camping, swimming, running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.