Paul J. Kennedy III
Paul J.  Kennedy III

Position:
Assistant Athletic Director for Development

Alma Mater:
Wake Forest, 1982

Paul Kennedy is entering his 17th year as a member of the Wake Forest University family in 2016-17 as the Assistant Athletic Director for Development. His primary responsibilities are Athletic Development and Fundraising for the Athletic Department including Capital Giving, Athletic Endowments and Annual Deacon Club Scholarship Support

A native of Statesville, N.C., Kennedy graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Economics in 1982. Following graduation, he spent 11 years with BellSouth Corporation in Raleigh, N.C. and three years with Quality Oil Company in Winston-Salem.

In 1999, Kennedy returned to Wake Forest as a Wake Forest Major Gift Officer before serving two years as the Director of the College Fund from 2000-02.

Kennedy currently resides in Winston-Salem with his wife, Shelly, and their two children, Andrew and Brooks.

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