America East Conference & Van Wagner Announce Contract Extension to Manage Marketing & Sponsorship

Jul 14th 2021

New York - The America East Conference and Van Wagner announced today a ­long-term extension to their multi-year marketing and sponsorship rights partnership. Van Wagner has been serving as the conference’s corporate sponsorship representative since 2016.

To date, the partnership has successfully generated new revenue sources to assist America East in financing various programs and initiatives that benefit its member institutions and student-athletes. ”Our partnership with Van Wagner has helped contribute to the success and unprecedented growth of America East over the last five years,” said America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen. “The conference looks forward to continuing its growth with the help of Van Wagner in the years to come.”

“We are extremely proud to extend our partnership with the America East Conference. With a geographic footprint extending throughout the Northeast, its’ historic member institutions, and its’ continued commitment to utilizing athletics as a platform upon which student athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through the promotion and nurturing of excellence both on and off the field, the America East Conference represents the ideals of college sports,” said Mike Palisi, Executive Vice President of Van Wagner.

In addition to the America East Conference, Van Wagner’s portfolio of collegiate partners totals 38 including athletic conferences’ the Big South Conference, Big West Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Southland Conference, Sun Belt Conference, West Coast Conference and Western Athletic Conference. Van Wagner also represents member institution Stony Brook University.


The America East is a premier NCAA Division I athletic conference whose mission centers around its commitment to building the complete student-athlete through its #3Pillars: Academic Achievement, Athletic Excellence and Leadership, On and Off the Field. The America East provides its member schools and their athletic programs a platform upon which student-athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through the promotion and nurturing of athletic excellence, academic achievement and leadership, on and off the field. One of the most comprehensive Division I conferences in the country and progressive in its approach to its more than 3,400 student-athletes, America East recognizes champions in each of its 18 and consists of 10 member institutions located in the northeast region. Learn more at ABOUT VAN WAGNER Van Wagner is a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC that creates, advises, and sells on behalf of world-class teams, leagues, brands, properties, and colleges. An innovator in the sports and media business, Van Wagner is a global leader in high-impact broadcast visible signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, and the highest levels of international soccer, sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, college multi-media rights, and in-venue content production at the world’s biggest sporting events.