A former championships director for the NCAA, Chris Pohl joined Arkansas in 2002 to manage marketing and promotion for the women’s sports after 11 years at the NCAA. Pohl moved into event management in 2008 and oversees the event management department which coordinates all Guest Services and Special Events as well as all home and postseason events for the Razorbacks.
In 2012, Pohl assumed sport administrator duties for soccer and added gymnastics and softball oversight in 2014. Her primary sport event management responsibilities include football, men’s basketball, soccer and swimming and diving. Pohl and her staff prepare and monitor budgets for events, work with service departments including facilities, custodial services and grounds, handle game management responsibilities for all on-campus athletic events; ensuring all aspects of the facilities are ready for competition and spectator hosting, coordinate fan services for game and event management including marketing and promotions, parking services, public safety, law enforcement, life safety/emergency responders, merchandising, concessions, and other aspects of creating a first class spectator experience.
A 1981 graduate of Central Michigan and basketball letterwinner, she earned her master’s in 1984 from Penn State.