Gregg Matalas

Membership Director

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Phone: 818-928-9984
Email: [email protected]

Gregg is a strategic marketing and communications leader with over 20 years of experience in the sports and athletics space. Throughout his career, he has worked with notable organizations and academic institutions including the New York Rangers, Lebanon Valley College, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) to shape their brand image, messaging, and campaign strategy. Gregg’s lifelong passion for collegiate athletics led him to the University of Massachusetts, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in the university’s top-ranking Sports Management program. He received his master’s degree in Media Management from Syracuse University’s renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He began his career as a public relations and communications intern for the New York Rangers and the Western Professional Hockey League. He joined the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1999 as Assistant Director of Athletic Communications – an institution that held deep familial significance as the alma mater of Gregg’s grandfather, Charles. From 2000 to 2002, Gregg served as Director of Athletic Communications for Lebanon Valley College, where he managed a team responsible for all marketing, promotional, and publicity programs for the college’s athletic programs. He returned to USMMA in 2003 as Director of the Blue & Gray Golf Classics at the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (USMMA AAF), leading a multimillion-dollar, nationwide tour and large-scale fundraising program bringing together academy alumni and noted professionals in the maritime industry. After years of successfully running and growing the program to 12 events and 1,500 participants annually, Gregg expanded his role as USMMA AAF’s Director of Marketing and Development, where he led all areas of brand campaigns, events, partnerships, and communications for the organization. Gregg received several prestigious honors throughout his career recognizing his contributions and support of USMMA’s programs and mission. He was awarded the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Certificate of Appreciation in 2010, along with the 2012 Mark J. Paradiso Service Award recognizing exceptional dedication and service to the Academy. A native of New Jersey, Gregg relocated to Los Angeles in 2020 and currently resides in La Crescenta.