Kent Noble Named UW's Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs

June 7, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Kent Noble, a Wyoming native with an extensive background in marketing and promotions, has been named University of Wyoming Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs, Athletics Director Lee Moon announced Friday.

Noble's appointment is subject to UW Trustee approval. He is scheduled to begin his new position July 8, according to Moon.

"Any time we have an opportunity to hire a Wyoming native, and one so involved in UW athletics, it is exciting for us," Moon said. "Not only does Kent have an impressive background in sales and marketing, but he has been a great supporter of this athletics department for a number of years. He has been extremely active in the Cowboy Joe Club. We feel fortunate that he has accepted this opportunity. He is genuinely excited about it, and so are we."

Noble, 41, comes to UW following a two-year stint as an associate broker at Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Realty. He has been in the Jackson area since 1991. He was executive director of the Jackson Hole Conference, the world's largest conference for documentary filmmakers and broadcasters from 1991 through 1997. In 1997 he founded Safari Network, an international representation agency for filmmakers based in Jackson

Prior to his work in Jackson, Noble was a program manager for station WGGT-TV in Greensboro, N.C. (1990-91); president and co-owner of Television Marketing Consultants in Washington, D.C., a company handling the domestic distribution of animation for Hollywood-based Hanna Barbera (1988-1990); and marketing director for WDCA-TV in Washington, D.C. (1984-1988)

A 1982 graduate of Wyoming with a degree in Broadcasting, Noble is a native of Cheyenne, Wyo. He has been an active member of UW's Cowboy Joe Club; a board member of Celebrate the University of Wyoming, and a board member of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Committee.

"This is very much a dream come true for me," Noble said. "To come back to UW, and use my professional skills for something I am so passionate about is very exciting. University of Wyoming athletics are so important to this state. It's very satisfying for me to be able to come back and do something for the University and for the state. I look forward to being a part of a team that is accomplishing great things."

Noble, and his wife Leslie, also a UW graduate, have two children, Lindsey, 3, and Tate, 1.