Gregg Fort is in his third year as the Vice President for College Advancement and Campaign Manager at Hartwick College where he recently completed a $35 million capital campaign. Fort oversees all aspects of the college’s fundraising, alumni, governmental and media relations efforts.
Prior to his time in Oneonta, Fort served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Hilbert College.
The McKinney, Texas native previously served five years as the Assistant Vice President for Advancement at DePaul University in Chicago.
Fort is also the president and CEO of Fort Consulting, Inc. and Fort Group Limited. Established in 1999, the Fort Group is a company specializing in NCAA Intercollegiate Athletics, facility development and the consultation of corporate clients.
Before DePaul, Fort spent over 20 years as an athletics administrator including serving as the Executive Director of the Big Red Fund at UIC, increasing athletic giving by over 70% in one year. Fort also served for three years as the associate athletic director at FIU, coordinating the department’s external efforts, including athletic development, marketing, radio and television, community and media relations, tickets, licensing and corporate sponsorships.
In addition, Fort spearheaded the FIU Football Stadium project and generated over $5.7 million dollars in revenue during his three years. Fort also served as a member of the Golden Panther broadcast team as a color analyst on football and basketball broadcasts.
Fort also served for a decade at Stephen F. Austin State University rising to associate athletic director and capital campaign director.
Fort is married to Nicci Hays Fort, an assistant women’s basketball coach at Drake University.