Missy Ackerman was named the Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations, Corporate Sponsorship and Marketing at Case Western Reserve University in September 2016. She was promoted to Associate Athletic Director in the summer of 2019.
During her time at Case Western Reserve, she has managed the department's budget, while also expanding the corporate sponsorship program and running the annual golf tournament, the Spartan Open. She also holds sports supervision responsibilities with the cross country, men's soccer and women's basketball programs.
Ackerman previously served in an administative role at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, where she was the Athletics Business Operations Assistant since November 2015. From 2011 through 2015, she was the Director of Athletics at Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond, Virginia, and has been the Owner and President of Merestead Sports Camps since 2004.
In addition to her experience in athletic administration, Ackerman was an accomplished college lacrosse and field hockey coach, with stints at Longwood, Sweet Briar College and Randolph-Macon College. She coached 17 Academic All-Americans and 11 National All-Americans over her career.
Ackerman received her bachelor's degree in History from Sweet Briar College, and her master's degree in Sports Management from the University of Central Missouri.