Paco Bayer, University of Notre Dame, Operations Manager, Joyce Center
Paco Bayer has worked in AV most of his life. In his career, he has held such varied positions working at TV stations, producing radio programs, and on staff at a megachurch. For the past 11 years, Bayer has worked for Notre Dame overseeing audio, visual, and lighting systems for athletic venues. This time at the university has included everything from managing small locker room systems, the basketball arena AV systems, and the football stadium where he has worked intensely for the past two years on game day AV systems and IPTV systems.
Bayer recently transitioned to operations manager of the Joyce Center, the central hub for Notre Dame Athletics.
David Clack, CatDV, CEO
David Clack leads Square Box Systems, makers of CatDV Media Asset Management products, helping creative professionals make incredible video and audio content, optimize media workflows, and manage the exploding demand for high-quality video content. CatDV enables creative teams to manage the huge volume of video, audio, graphics, images, and documents involved in program making today. It streamlines the process of planning, shooting, post-production, and distribution of compelling media content.
CatDV is used by a huge range of customers globally, from traditional broadcasters and production houses, across sports, education, non-profit, advertising, and corporate sectors. Clack particularly enjoys working with customers, designing media workflows, and transforming video production processes in a rapidly changing industry.
Clack and the team are honored to be the power behind many household names, once-in-a-lifetime events, and major TV and film projects.
Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Jason Dachman oversees all aspects of SVG’s North American editorial operations, including the thrice-weekly SVG Insider newsletter and SVG’s annual print publications. A member of the SVG team since 2009, Dachman also serves as program director for SVG’s Sports Content Management & Storage (SCMS) Forum, Sports Graphics Forum, and TranSPORT event. Prior to joining SVG, he spent three years covering local sports for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA, and spent two years on the production staff of SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s The Ron & Fez Show. Dachman began his career in the Sports Information Department at Northeastern University in Boston, where he also earned a B.A. in media communications and cinema studies. A native of Denver, CO, Dachman currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Ken Kerschbaumer is executive director of editorial services for the Sports Video Group and SVG Europe. He was a co-founder of SVG along with Paul Gallo and Marty Porter in 2005 and has been writing about how sports networks and leagues use video and audio technology to deliver a quality TV experience since 1991. Kerschbaumer began his career in 1991 at Television Broadcast magazine before joining Cahners where he was founding editor of Digital Broadcasting magazine. In 2000, he joined Broadcasting & Cable magazine as senior editor of technology where he covered all aspects of broadcasting, cable, and Internet content creation and distribution.
Ron Kraemer, University of Notre Dame, VP, Information Technology/Chief Information and Digital Officer
Ronald Kraemer was appointed vice president and chief information officer at the University of Notre Dame in August, 2010. Kraemer was asked to take on the additional responsibility of serving as Notre Dame’s chief digital officer in 2013.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Kraemer earned a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, where his research concerned geographical information systems.
Before joining the University of Notre Dame, Kraemer served as vice provost and chief information officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kraemer also served as a program manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee overseeing information technology operations and research initiatives, as well as developing the system used to plan and schedule all airlift activities for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the 1990-91 war in Iraq. He also worked as the associate director of the Energy, Environment and Resources Center at the University of Tennessee and spent several years as a senior systems analyst at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
As vice president and chief information and digital officer, Kraemer leads all aspects of Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies, including a staff of more than 250. He oversees an information technology (IT) infrastructure that supports the entire campus community, development of enterprise systems that underlie many of the University’s teaching, learning, research, engagement and business activities, and an establishment of a governance structure to plan for future IT service needs across campus.
Doug Marsh, University of Notre Dame, VP, Facilities Design and Operations/ University Architect
As vice president for facilities design and operations and university architect, Doug Marsh has been responsible for leading the University in the successful planning, design, and construction of nearly $2 billion of new facilities, renovation, maintenance, and utilities projects during his 22 year career at Notre Dame. He has lead the design and construction of more than 40 new campus buildings totaling over 4 million square feet and the renovation of scores of facilities during his tenure. Marsh is also responsible for Notre Dame’s Utilities and Maintenance team that provides facilities operation services to more than 170 buildings covering 10 million square feet. Facilities Design and Operations also hosts the University Facilities Information team whose responsibilities encompass the tracking of facilities use data.
Marsh, a native of South Bend, received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1982 and worked in private practice prior to joining the University’s staff in 1995.
Scott Rinehart, University of Notre Dame, Director, Broadcast Technology
Scott Rinehart is the director of broadcast technology for the University of Notre Dame, responsible for providing technical direction and oversight of Notre Dame Studios’ production infrastructure.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Rinehart worked in a variety of roles at NASCAR Media Group and PGA TOUR Productions.
In 2013, Notre Dame won the inaugural SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award.
A native of Jacksonville, FL, Rinehart is a 1984 graduate of the University of Alabama, with a bachelor of arts degree in communications. While in school, he served as a student trainer under legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Rinehart and his wife, Karen, reside in South Bend.
Dan Skendzel, University of Notre Dame, Executive Director, Notre Dame Studios
Dan Skendzel is currently the executive director of Notre Dame Studios at the University of Notre Dame.
Previously, he oversaw Fighting Irish Media (FIM) and athletic department branding. He was 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.
Kevin Strite, University of Notre Dame, Project Manager, Office of Information Technologies
Kevin Strite is an IT project manager for the University of Notre Dame. He has been part of the Office of Information Technologies for the past five years. Prior to that he was a project manager for a financial services company for almost twelve years.
During his time at Notre Dame, Strite’s highlights have included assisting with Fighting Irish Media’s initial media center, leading the technology effort for Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway, and most recently leading the IT portion of the Campus Crossroads and stadium renovation efforts.
Strite has his M.B.A. from James Madison University and holds his project management professional designation from the Project Management Institute.