Employee Bio’s

Dale
DaleTrademark Licensing Director
Dale is currently the Trademark Licensing Director at The University of Iowa, a position that he has held since 2002. Previously Dale directed The University of Iowa Athletics Department Merchandising Program from 1986 to 2002. Combined he has a diverse thirty plus years of experience in the collegiate licensed products industry as a buyer, seller, marketer, and licensor of college licensed products. Dale is an active member of the International Collegiate Licensing Association where he is a past-president, two term board member, and 2013 Hall of Fame inductee.

In addition to his Trademark Licensing duties, Dale is The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum Director where he oversees the operations of this unique museum and events center that celebrates the rich heritage of The University of Iowa Athletics history. Dale is an active member of the International Sports Heritage Association, and is a past board member of the organization.

Dale is active in his community; he currently serves on the board of directors of the Iowa City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. He and his wife have a son Luke, daughter-in-law Tracie, grandson Joshua and a daughter Kelsey. A true Hawkeye family to the core, his wife holds a doctorate degree, his son, daughter-in-law, and daughter all hold master’s degrees from The University of Iowa.

Christa
ChristaAssistant to the Director
Christa is currently the Assistant to the Trademark Licensing Director at The University of Iowa, a position that she has held since 2002. Previously Christa served as the assistant manager of The University of Iowa Athletics Department Merchandising Program from 1984 to 2002. Combined she has a diverse thirty plus years of experience in the collegiate licensed products industry and is a member of the International Collegiate Licensing Association.

In addition to her Trademark Licensing duties, Christa assists with managing The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame & Museum.

Ben
BenIntern
Ben is a Senior at The University of Iowa. He plans to major in economics and minor business administration. Ben began working for the Trademark Licensing Department/Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in February of 2015. Ben is from Davenport, Iowa. He got started here by a recommendation from his brother, Josh who previously worked here as well. Ben wishes to use the tools he learns on the job here to help better him in all of his future endeavors.
Cody
CodyIntern
Cody is a Senior at The University of Iowa. He is double majoring in Sport & Recreation Management and Accounting. He is an avid member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and his little brother’s name is Jamel. He is from Burlington, Iowa and has a brother named Kevin, who is a Hawkeye alumnus. Cody learned about the internship opportunity from his good friend, and coworker, Jake. He began working for the Trademark Licensing Department/Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in May of 2016.
Jake
JakeIntern
Jake is a Senior at The University of Iowa. He plans to major in Recreation and Sports Business with a focus in Event Management. Jake began working for the Trademark Licensing Department/Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in May of 2015. Jake is from Winfield, Iowa. His friend Cole, worked for the Trademark Licensing Department/Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame and that is what sparked his interest along with his desire to make networking connections.
Jenny
JennyIntern
Jenny is a Junior at The University of Iowa. She is majoring in Sport and Recreation Management as well as getting a certificate in Interscholastic Administration. Jenny began working for the Trademark Licensing Department/Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in February of 2017 and for Iowa’s athletic facilities prior. She is from Mount Pleasant, Iowa and will be graduating in May of 2019.
Matt
MattIntern
Matt is a First Year graduate student at The University of Iowa. He is receiving his master’s degree in Leisure Studies and Recreational Sports Management. Matt began working for the Trademark Licensing Department in February of 2017. He is from Moline, Illinois and will be graduating in May of 2018.
Sydnie
SydnieIntern
Sydnie is a Junior at The University of Iowa. She is majoring in Sport and Recreation Management with a certificate in Event Planning. Sydnie began working for the Trademark and Licensing Department/Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in February of 2017.
Ashley
AshleyIntern
Ashley Smith is a sophomore at The University of Iowa. She is majoring in Human Physiology and Exercise Science with a minor in Business Management. Ashley started working at the Trademark Licensing Department/Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in May 2017. She will be graduating in May 2020. She is originally from Iowa City.
Robby
RobbyIntern
Robby is a senior at the University of Iowa. He is majoring in Business Finance and will be graduating in May, 2018. He is from Adel, Iowa and loves lifting boxes. Robby started working in September of 2017 and was recommended for this job by his friends Cody and Jake.
Jamie
JamieIntern
Jamie is a sophomore at the University of Iowa. She began working at the Trademark Licensing Department/Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in September of 2017. Her hobbies include hockey, power lifting, personal training and paintball. Jamie is a Health and Human Physiology major and is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2020.
Michael
MichaelIntern
Michael is a Sophomore at the University of Iowa. He started at the Trademark Licensing Department/Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in September of 2017. He’s from Ames, Iowa and is getting a double major in Sports and Recreation Management and Journalism and Mass Communication. He is also getting a certificate in Interscholastic Athletic Administration. Michael is involved in Be the Match on Campus as well as Student Engagement at Iowa. Michael is expected to graduate in Spring of 2020