#MACtion

Alumnus oversees social media for Mid-American Conference

#MACtion

By Alex D. Solis ’14

As the new assistant commissioner for communications and social media of the Mid-American Conference (MAC), Jeremy Guy ’03 has spent countless hours contributing to the front office operations. He graduated from BGSU with a degree in sport management, communications and marketing and has instantly made an impact on the collegiate sport industry.

Originally from Chardon, Ohio, Guy had an opportunity to return to the northeast part of the state when he joined the MAC staff in 2004. Since starting his career as the conference’s media relations assistant, he has gained more than 10 years’ experience with work in public relations and conference communications. Building from initial success with social media, the conference’s Twitter hashtag, #MACtion, has all intercollegiate sport fans consistently engaged through every season.

Guy is a part of an exceptional team. The Mid-American Conference is a NCAA Division l collegiate athletic conference. Currently based in Cleveland, Ohio, the conference office, under the direct leadership of MAC Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, offers championships in 23 sports and represents 12 universities in five states. Created in 1946, the MAC has a history of being consistently recognized for its commitment to each student-athlete it serves.

Guy is delighted he still finds himself working with BGSU, a conference member since 1952, through his professional role with the MAC. Serving as the league’s liaison to BGSU, he continues to be an active alumnus in the University community. He has been invited back to campus to speak to student organizations and undergraduate classes for several years. He has also been the Mid-American Conference representative at BGSU career fairs and is a resource for students who have athletic administration aspirations.

"Jeremy has pushed the league forward, specifically through social media and his tireless work branding the league with the #MACtion hashtag," Assistant Athletics Director Jason Knavel said. "College football fans around the country refuse to miss a MAC game on Tuesday or Wednesday nights because they will be some of the most exciting of the year. Jeremy has been the administrator most responsible for getting fans to notice the conference."

What began inside a BGSU classroom has turned into a successful career in collegiate athletics. BGSU is excited to see what comes next for Guy as this alumnus continues to pride himself on his commitment to both his work and Bowling Green State University.