Ziady, BC's Senior Associate AD for Business Operations, began working for Boston College in 1998
Eric Ziady came to the Heights in March 1998 after spending nine years at Northeastern University, the last four as assistant director of athletics.
At BC, Ziady handles both the long-range fiscal and strategic planning for the department as well as the day-to-day administration of all business and financial operations. In addition, he handles football game scheduling and contract administration, as well as overseeing five of the men's and women's athletic programs (football, men's and women's golf and men's and women's sailing).
In 2010 Ziady negotiated the six-year, multi-million dollar sponsorship agreement with Under Armour that outfits all 31 sport programs as well as provides financial support for the department. The sponsorship is the largest in the history of BC Athletics.
Ziady currently serves as chair of both the ACC Women's Golf Committee as well as the Conference's Awards Committee. He has previously served on the ACC and Hockey East Finance Committees as well as on competition committees in both the America East (baseball) and Big East (golf) conferences. He has twice served on NCAA certification subcommittees for fiscal integrity, both at Northeastern and BC.
A 1988 Providence College graduate, Ziady began his career at Northeastern as an assistant to the athletic director. In this capacity, he handled compliance responsibilities, coordinated facility management and operations on game days and assisted in the department's marketing efforts. In 1991, Ziady was appointed athletic business manager. In this position, he was responsible for all of the department's fiscal activities, while also serving as the liaison with outside booster and support groups.
In 1994, Ziady was promoted to assistant director of athletics at Northeastern. He served on the Huskies' senior management team that planned long-range departmental goals and policies. Included among this group's assignments was the development of a five-year strategic plan to address Title IX and gender equity issues.
Ziady, who earned both a master's degree in sports management and a master's of business administration degree from Northeastern, has twice served as a marketing consultant. In 1990, he worked on a corporate marketing project with the North Atlantic Conference (now America East). In 1992, he assisted the Boston Organizing Committee in marketing and fundraising in an attempt to attract national and international amateur events to the city.
Ziady, a native of Andover, Mass., is a member of the College Athletic Business Management Association. He resides in Needham with his wife, Lauren, and their three children, Matthew, Lindsey, and Courtney.