EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Scott Varady joined the Razorback Foundation as Executive Director and General Counsel in December 2015 after serving more than 19 years with the University of Arkansas' Office of the General Counsel.
In his previous role, Varady provided legal advice and representation to the University of Arkansas, including the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. He also consulted with the Razorback Foundation's outside legal counsel on various matters.
Prior to joining the University, Varady worked as an Associate at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. in Little Rock and with the firm of Swidler & Berlin, Chartered, in Washington, D.C. Varady also served as a staff member for the late Senator Dale L. Bumpers and former Representative Bill Alexander. Varady received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993, graduating magna cum laude, and he was inducted into The Order of the Coif, and was a member of The Tax Lawyer law journal.
Prior to attending law school, Varady received a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1988, where he also earned the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. A Little Rock native, Varady earned a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 1985. Varady is admitted to practice in Arkansas, the District of Columbia, the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Billye Hawkins Veteto joined the Razorback Foundation in October 2011. Prior to joining the Foundation staff, she worked more than six years at the University of Arkansas Foundation. Before joining the University community, Veteto worked in public accounting as an auditor for Tullius Taylor CPA and Arthur Andersen LLP.
A native of Farmington, AR, Veteto graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in accounting and marketing. She and her husband Jeremy have two sons, Carter and Tagg.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Matsko joined the Razorback Foundation team in 2013 as Associate Director and was quickly promoted to Senior Associate Director on July 1, 2014. He helps oversee all development and fundraising activities for the Razorback Foundation, including all policies and procedures, annual fund programs, special events and all capital fundraising projects. Since 2016, John has lead the Foundation on all fundraising initiatives related to the $160m renovation and expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Matsko serves as a key member on the Foundation's Executive Staff as well as the Athletic Department's Senior Staff and External Leadership Team. As a member of the External Leadership Team, John in integrally involved with all ticket sales and revenue generation strategies with the Athletic Department.
Prior to joining the Foundation, he was Assistant Athletic Director for Development at West Virginia University from 2008-2013. Other past positions include Assistant Director for Development at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2006-2008 and several leadership positions at the University of Kansas from 2001-2006.
A native of Durham, NC, Matsko received his bachelor's degree in finance from Louisiana State University in 2000 before earning a master's degree in sports administration from the University of Kansas in 2002. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in education from the University of Kansas. He and his wife Casey have two daughters, Eila (eye-la) and Sayler, plus two Labrador retrievers, Chloe and Stella.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Marvin Caston joined the Razorback Foundation in 2009. The former Arkansas fullback began his professional career with the Razorbacks in 2005 in the compliance office as an Assistant Athletic Director for compliance. He also served as Chairman of the "A" Club membership drive, Co-Director of the Athletic Prevention Programming & Leadership Education Program and Assistant Athletic Director in the student life office.
Prior to his experience at Arkansas, Caston held a compliance position at the University of South Florida.
Caston played for the 1998 Razorbacks team that shared the SEC Western Division title, played Michigan in the Citrus Bowl and ended the year ranked No. 16 in the nation. He was a member of the 1999 SEC Academic Honor Roll and earned a bachelor's of arts and a master's in education from the University of Arkansas. Caston is a member of the National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators, the Black Coaches Association and works as an Adjunct Instructor for the School of Social Work.
A native of Winnsboro, LA, he and his wife Tommi have two sons, Thomas and William.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Quinn Grovey joined the Razorback Foundation in April 2019 as a Senior Director of Development. He is charged with helping formulate, develop, and implement programs and operational plans to achieve the Foundation's mission of raising private gift support for the University of Arkansas Athletic Department including, but not limited to, Annual Fund, major gifts, and planned gifts.
Grovey previously held the role of Senior Account Executive for IMG College – Razorback Sports Properties. He also spent 25 years in Retail Management with Walmart (10 years) and Home Depot (15 years). He is entering his 22nd season as a member of the Razorback football radio broadcast team, currently serving as the color analyst.
Quinn lettered all four years at Arkansas and was a three-year starter at the quarterback position from 1989 – 1990. He led the team to two Southwest Conference Championships and two Cotton Bowl appearances in 1988 and 1990. Named to the Arkansas All-Century Team, he was inducted to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2001, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame in 2016. He actively serves on the Board of Directors for the Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation.
Quinn is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.S. degree in Marketing Management. A native of Duncan, Oklahoma, he and his wife Stacy have one daughter, Kelsey.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Norm DeBriyn joined the Razorback Foundation in 2002 following 33 years as head coach of the Razorback baseball team. DeBriyn temporarily served as the interim Executive Director, and now serves as an Associate Director.
As head baseball coach, he guided the Razorbacks to the program's first-ever NCAA Super Regional appearance and amassed a record of 1,161-650-6, which ranked him as the 14th-winningest coach in Division I history.
The Razorbacks made four NCAA College World Series appearances under DeBriyn, with 15 NCAA postseason berths and three conference championships. He earned six Southwest Conference Coach of the Year awards and one Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year honor.
A native of Ashland, WI, he and his wife Caroline have two sons, Todd and Marty, and one daughter, Carrie Jo.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Mica Strother joined the Razorback Foundation in May 2016 and is based in the Foundation Office in Little Rock. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Baldwin & Shell Construction. From 2012-15 she owned Strother Strategies, Inc., working as a fundraising consultant for political candidates and non-profits in Arkansas. She was the finance director of former Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe's 2006 and 2010 gubernatorial campaigns. She also worked for seven years as the director of appointments to boards and commissions for Governor Beebe and was the Assistant Attorney General and Director of Community Relations for the Arkansas Attorney General's Office from 2003-05.
Strother earned her bachelor's degree from Ouachita Baptist University and her Juris Doctor from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is married to Greg Hale and has one son, Eli.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
After 41 years with Arkansas Athletics, Dean Weber joined the Razorback Foundation as Assistant Director on July 1, 2014. He moves into this new role after serving as the Director of Equipment Operations for the past five years.
Prior to this, he oversaw all athletic training operations for men's sports teams. During his lengthy career as an athletic trainer, he earned numerous awards and honors. In 1984, Weber was selected to the United States Olympic Team as athletic trainer after previously serving on the athletic training staff at the National Sports Festival three times. He is a 1998 inductee into the Arkansas Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame, a 2000 inductee in the UA Sports Hall of Honor and a member of the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame.
Weber has two children, Matt and Ben, and 12 grandchildren, Drew, Taylor, Taylor, Caleb, Spencer, Abby, Kendall, Mason, Emily, Tyler Hays, Conner and Eli David.
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS AND STEWARDSHIP
Kassidie Blackstock joined the Razorback Foundation as the Director of Strategic Communications and Stewardship in September 2018. Blackstock, the first to assume this newly created position within the Foundation, is charged with the overall development and execution of a strategic, comprehensive communications plan across all traditional and digital platforms to recruit and retain Foundation members.
Prior to joining the Razorback Foundation, she held positions including the Assistant Director of Public Relations at the University of Tennessee Athletics Department, Vice President at FleishmanHillard International Communications, and Deputy General Manager of Isom Global Strategies. Following Isom Global Strategies she transitioned to a business development consultant during her time living abroad before returning to the United States and accepting her most recent role as the Director of Donor Communications and Sponsorships at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Blackstock, a Knoxville, Tennessee-native, holds a bachelor's degree in Communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism from the University of Tennessee.
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS AND STEWARDSHIP
Meredith Pettigrew joined the Razorback Foundation as the Director of Strategic Communications and Stewardship in March 2020. Pettigrew is charged with the overall development and execution of strategic communications across all traditional and digital platforms for the Foundation, as well as stewardship.
Prior to returning home to the University of Arkansas campus, Pettigrew spent almost 12 years at Mitchell Communications in Fayetteville, AR. 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. She was also a development coordinator at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, AR and a student worker in the Razorback Athletic Department.
Pettigrew, a native Arkansan, holds a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and advertising from the University of Arkansas. She and her husband, Ryan, have two sons, Harlan and Gerritt.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Hilburn joined the Razorback Foundation Team in May of 2018. As the Assistant Director of Development Hilburn oversees all programming with the Razorback Foundation Collegiate Membership and Board. She also manages all operations with the Razorback Foundation Young Alumni and Spirit Squad Club programs.
While attending the University of Arkansas Hilburn was involved in numerous organizations such as Associated Student Government, Arkansas Student-Alumni Association, Razorback Booster Club, and several departments within Razorback Athletics. Hilburn comes to the Foundation from the University of Arkansas Athletic Department where she was a Marketing Associate.
A native of Kennett, MO, Hilburn has a bachelor's degree and is pursuing her Master's in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Colton Primm joined the Razorback Foundation in January 2019 as an Associate Director of Development in the Little Rock office. In this role, Primm is responsible for helping formulate, develop, and implement programs and operational plans to achieve the Foundation's mission of raising private gift support for the University of Arkansas Athletic Department (including, but not limited to, Annual Fund, major gifts, and planned gifts) with a focus on an assigned territory as well as assist in developing and implementing the Foundation's strategic plan.
He previously held the roles of the Director of Development for Athletics at the University of Central Arkansas, Athletics Development Graduate Assistant at Ohio University and a Razorback Athletics Marketing Associate.
Primm, a Fayetteville native, is a 2010 graduate of Fayetteville High School where he was part of the 2009 7A basketball state championship team. A 2014 Hendrix College graduate with a bachelor's degree in Economics, he was a 4-year starter and two-time All-Conference for the Hendrix Warriors basketball team. He received his MBA and MSA from Ohio University. He and his wife Sam live in Conway with the chocolate lab, Carolina.
Charlotte Faucette joined the Razorback Foundation in 1995. As an Administrative Assistant, she serves on the Membership Team to provide support and assistance to Razorback Foundation members. She also serves as liaison for the A Club, an organization comprised of former University of Arkansas athletes.
A native Arkansan, Faucette attended Oklahoma City University. She and her husband John live in Fayetteville, AR, and have two daughters, one grandson and two granddaughters.
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
Cassy Julich joined the Razorback Foundation in August of 2013 as part of the Member Relations team and was promoted to Special Events Coordinator on July 1, 2017. In this role she creates, plans, and coordinates all special events for the Razorback Foundation. This includes securing sponsorships, leading committees, working with catering, guest lists, speakers, and programs. She has coordinated events such as the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor, the Red Tie Salute to Excellence, the Arkansas Razorback Kickoff Luncheon, along with many others.
A native of West Fork, AR, Julich and her husband Cody reside in Fayetteville, AR with two daughters Addison and Chanie.
MEMBER RELATIONS/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jackie Rollins joined the Razorback Foundation in 1993. Initially hired as an Administrative Assistant, she also held the title of Chief Financial Officer from 2002-2011 and now serves as Assistant to the Executive Director. Rollins has two sons and four grandchildren.
MEMBER RELATIONS/MATCHING GIFT COORDINATOR/ACCOUNT PAYABLES
Debbie Scoggin has been with the Razorback Foundation since 1999 following six years as an Administrative Assistant in the women's basketball office. In addition to providing support to Foundation members, she manages matching gift donations and accounts payables.
Scoggin is a native of Fayetteville, AR, and attended the University of Arkansas. She and her husband Steve have two miniature schnauzers, Joker and Callie.
Julia Woods joined the Razorback Foundation in 2002. As an Administrative Assistant, she serves on the Membership Team to provide support and assistance to Razorback Foundation members. She also works closely with external staff members to manage the Razorback Clubs.
Woods and her husband Eddie have a son, daughter and five grandchildren.