Brandon Lee Named Assistant AD/NIL

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Former University of Missouri football player Brandon Lee has been appointed Assistant Athletic Director for Name, Image and Likeness (NIL), Director of Athletics Desireé Reed-Francois announced today.

Lee will be responsible for leading the Tigers NIL program through visionary and impactful relationships, and education and programming that will benefit Mizzou student-athletes. He will work collaboratively with both internal and external constituents to best support student-athletes in the NIL space.  

“Brandon’s fundraising background and passion for Mizzou from his time as a student-athlete makes him the ideal candidate to lead our evolving NIL program,” Reed-Francois said. “Maximizing every NIL opportunity for our student-athletes is critically important and we are positioning Mizzou to be one of the nation’s innovators in NIL in the months and years ahead.”

Lee has served in a variety of roles over his career that will allow him to contribute to the success of Mizzou student-athletes immediately, most recently serving as the Director of Student-Athlete Professionalism at the University of Notre Dame. 

“During the interview process, Brandon’s ability to connect and his vision for what our NIL program could be was outstanding,” said Rachel Blunt, Senior Associate AD/Student-Athlete Development & Championship Performance/SWA. “I am excited to welcome him to our team, to lead our NIL program and to have an opportunity to work with our community and Tigers student-athletes on a day-to-day basis.”

Lee is a two-time Mizzou graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in personal finance in 2018 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2020. The former football student-athlete (2014-18) served on the Southeastern Conference Leadership Council and took part in the 2018 NCAA Convention.  

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