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News & Updates

APRIL 1, 2020

Razorback Foundation Announces New Director of Strategic Communications and Stewardship

FAYETTEVILLE – Today the Razorback Foundation announced the appointment of Meredith Pettigrew as the Director of Strategic Communications and Stewardship.

“We are proud to welcome Meredith to the Razorback Foundation team,” said Scott Varady, executive director of the Razorback Foundation. “With more than a decade’s worth of communications experience and lifelong ties to Arkansas, Meredith brings tremendous experience and is a natural fit for this position. We know she will make a positive impact that will benefit our members and Razorback fans.”

Pettigrew joins the Foundation after almost 12 years at Mitchell Communications in Fayetteville. There she provided strategic communications and public relations support for companies like Procter & Gamble, Walmart and Arkansas Children’s Northwest. She managed national product launches, national media integrations, large-scale events and celebrity and professional athlete engagements. Prior to Mitchell, she was a development coordinator at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.

“I am a proud native Arkansan and third-generation University of Arkansas graduate,” Pettigrew adds. “I come from a sports family and my love of the Razorbacks runs deep. I am honored to serve my favorite teams in a whole new way while fulfilling the mission of the Foundation.”

Pettigrew graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2007 earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising and public relations. She was active in several organizations on campus including interning with the Athletics Department, supporting game day media activities for men’s sports, and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, serving as president her senior year.

She and her husband, Ryan, have two sons, Harlan and Gerritt, and currently reside in Prairie Grove, Ark.

About the Razorback Foundation

The mission of The Razorback Foundation, Inc., is to support the athletic endeavors of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. The Foundation assists Razorback student-athletes by providing financial support for scholarships, facilities and various programs that enable them to realize their dreams of achieving a quality college education while participating in athletics on a nationally competitive level. Razorback Athletics is one of a handful of NCAA Division I Athletic Departments in the nation that is financially self-sustaining and requires no UA student fees revenue or taxpayer support.