Joe Manhertz joined the Duke Athletics Department in September 2010 and serves as the Associate Athletic Director/Executive Director of Iron Dukes Major Gifts.
Manhertz created and launched the Athletics Major Gift office with emphasis on philanthropy, managing a team of development officers while overseeing their daily development and solicitation efforts. He is responsible for planning and directing the comprehensive campaign for athletics (Building Champions), which includes upgrades to Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Koskinen Stadium and Morris Williams Track and Field Stadium and creating scholarships and endowments. Additionally, Manhertz has oversight of the premium seating for the new Blue Devil Tower at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium and revenue generating donor events surrounding home football and basketball games. He also serves as a secondary sport administrator for the baseball and men’s and women’s track and field programs.
Manhertz came to Durham after working the previous three years as the Director of Development at The Ohio State University. He also held development posts at Syracuse University and Hamilton College.
A 1996 graduate of Colgate University, Manhertz played both basketball and football for the Raiders and later earned a master's degree in sport management in 1998 from The Ohio State University.
Manhertz is a member of the inaugural class of the NCAA leadership institute and a NAADD conference representative. He has served on the board of It's about Childhood and Family Inc., and was an adjunct professor at SUNY Cortland for Sport Marketing and Sport Sponsorship.
Manhertz is engaged to Pamela Koehler, a successful attorney in Zionsville, Ind. When married, they will have a blended family with four children, Benton, Mallory, Joseph III (Trey) and Trevor.