CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Chad Karthauser as its new Assistant Athletics Director for Business and Finance. Karthauser begins his duties at the Island University on Wednesday, July 18.
“Chad’s combination of work ethic, business savvy and communication will make him a huge asset to our department,” Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby said. “With his many years of experience managing budgets and his passion for college athletics, he will make Islanders Athletics better from the moment he sets foot on this campus.”
Karthauser recently completed his master’s degree in Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership at the University of Washington. While he was pursuing his master’s, he also interned at Seattle University, heading up business operations for the Division I school. In addition to his duties for the business department, he also assisted in academics at SU and worked in event management on football gamedays at Washington.
“I’m thrilled for this outstanding opportunity,” Karthauser said. “Texas A&M - Corpus Christi is a university and athletic department that is just beginning its ascent in the world of college athletics, and I can’t wait to see the heights we will achieve. I thank Scott Lazenby and the senior staff for choosing me for this position.”
Prior to enrolling in the master’s program at UW, Karthauser spent five years as an associate business manager for Level Four Business Management, a California-based company that handles clients in the television and motion picture industries. He reviewed contracts, approved expenditures and maintained yearly budgets for individuals and corporations with millions of dollars of annual revenue.
He previously worked for three years as a staff accountant at Gelfand, Rennert and Feldman in the music industry. Among his endeavors there was budget and revenue work for Bon Jovi while the group was in the midst of a European tour. He also spent two years working in accounting for Gym Management Services, where he oversaw transactions for Gold’s Gym.
Karthauser received his bachelor’s degree in economics for business and management from Los Angeles’ Occidental College in 2001. The native of Prosser, Wash., was a four-year letterwinner while playing offensive line for Occidental, where he won Second Team All-Southern California Athletic Conference honors in his senior season.