Chris Kautza was hired by IMG College as the General Manager of Ticket Sales & Service for Duke University in January of 2012. In his current role, Kautza manages a team of four Account Executives who are responsible for selling new Football and Women's Basketball season, partial plan and group tickets as well as servicing existing season ticket accounts.
Prior to his current role, Kautza served as the Director of Group Sales within the Duke Athletic Department. He was responsible for bringing groups to football, women's basketball and lacrosse games, as well as selling hospitality and fan experience packages. Before his role as Director of Group Sales, Kautza was an intern in the Marketing and Promotions department at Duke where he worked with field hockey, men's and women's basketball, tennis and baseball. He came to Duke after working at Middleton (Wis.) High School as Athletic Assistant where he handled day to day operations within one of the most successful high school sports programs in the state.
A native of Antigo, Wis., Kautza holds a B.S. degree from Winona State University and a master's degree in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. He and his wife, the former Stacy Solin, currently reside in Mebane, N.C., with their son, Collin.