Associate Director of the Wildcat Fund
Erik Ciotti joined the Athletics Development team as Associate Director of the Wildcat Fund in September of 2013.
In his role, Ciotti is responsible for generating resources for the Wildcat Fund, an unrestricted annual fund that supports the nearly 500 student-athletes in 19 varsity sports at Northwestern. He also serves as a development liaison for several programs including fencing, women's soccer, field hockey, and men's and women's swimming.
Most recently, Ciotti served as an event marketing consultant for The Kineo Group, a Chicago-based communications, branding and marketing firm. His primary focus was working with the inaugural Encompass Championship, a Champions Tour golf tournament held at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Ill. In his role, Ciotti provided category expertise with several areas of the event including a comprehensive print, digital and advertising campaign, media buys, and the design of various collateral material including programs, pairings guides, tickets and VIP badges. He also assisted the tournament with pro-am and sponsorship sales and service.
A lifelong Chicagoan, Ciotti also served as the Assistant Men's Golf Coach at Northwestern from 2002-2005.
Ciotti received a bachelor's degree in speech communication from Northwestern in 2000 and earned a master's degree in Sports Administration from NU in 2010. As an undergraduate, Ciotti was a four-year letterwinner for the men's golf team and played professionally on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour. Ciotti competed in three NCAA Championships for the Wildcats, placing in the top-20 of the nation twice and helping NU record three top-20 team national finishes including seventh in 1997 and third in 1999.
Ciotti and his wife, Jodi, a former collegiate golfer at Illinois Wesleyan University, reside in the western suburbs with their sons, Evan and Andrew.