Jared Bartie Early Beginnings
He was raised by his mother and grandparents in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. He dreamt of playing
professional basketball from an early age.
He realized he would not be able to pursue his dream
of professional basketball due to only being 6 feet
He turned down the opportunity to play division 3
college basketball at Brandeis University to attend
American University on an academic scholarship.
Jared Bartie Early Beginnings
Knowing he would never play professional basketball
he wanted to still be involved in sports but through a
Upon graduation from American University, he
attended Northwestern University School of Law with
intentions of becoming a sports attorney.
After graduation he achieved his goal and became an
associate at the law firm of Proskauer Rose, home to
numerous senior executives in sports. He dealt with
labor in various sports matters.
Bartie said “Anyone you ask will say its one of the best,
if not the best, and most successful sport practices in
First Big Move
In 2000 Jared was appointed the Vice President of
Legal Affairs for the newly formed XFL from World
Wrestling Entertainment and NBC sports. He
served as their in-house attorney and handled all
Pursuing working in the NBA
Jared joined the NBA League Office as a
Vice President of Business Development.
His role was to counsel NBA teams on
maximizing their revenues and building
From there he became the Chief
Administrative Officer and General
Counsel for the then Charlotte Bobcats
now Charlotte Hornets.
His duties included overseeing all the
legal functions and business and
administrative matters for the
Bartie currently is serving as a counsel for the Arent Fox
Law Firm in their New York Office.
His practice focuses on complex sports, entertainment and
He deals with naming rights and sponsorships, broadcast
rights, arena operating agreements, front office and coach
He advises various aspects of professional sport teams
business operations in ways of enhancing organizational
Words of Wisdom
Bartie says “ Be willing to pay your dues and to take
risks with respect to your career choices”.
Be willing to make the move out of your comfort
zone to succeed.
His biggest risk was going to work for the XFL. It was
his most fulfilling and most disappointing job.
“Sometimes you think you have a compelling product
but you just aren’t able to sustain the business”.
Athletic Director of University of Southern California
Was born in New York on January 23,1953, where he
was the fourth of five children.
His first jobs included having a paper route, and
working at a shoe store. His salesmanship of selling
more than others matriculated onto the sports field
where he used his intelligence and toughness to
compensate for his physical stature.
He played high school football in La Puente,
California. He was recruited by may top tier
programs and chose to attend USC.
While attending USC his teams made it to three Rose
Bowl appearances and won two national
He graduated from USC magna cum laude in 1975
and was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford
where he graduated in 1978. He then received his law
degree from Loyola Law School in 1982.
Haden was drafted in the 7th round in the 1975 NFL
draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
His professional career was often derailed by injuries
but still managed to make an impact on the field
finishing his career with 9,296 yards passing and 52
After his professional career ended he spent time
broadcaster for CBS and NBC.
In 1987 he joined a private equity firm in Los
Angeles focusing on investments
From 1991 to 2010 he served on the USC’s Board of
Trustees and chaired the board’s Academic Affairs
and Student Affair committees.
On August 3, 2010 he assumed the position of the
Charles Griffin Cale Director of Athletics Chair.
He oversees 21 men’s and women’s teams and
controls the $88 million dollar budget of one of the
most tradition rich athletic programs in the country.
Elected as one of the 13 members to the new College
Football Playoff selection committee.
A Day In the Life
A typical day in the life of a big time college athletic
director includes 10 to 12 hours days.
Haden has to handle the proper planning and
coordination of 21 men’s and women’s teams.
In conjunction he has to deal with university donors,
fundraisers, and event appearances.
The day of an athletic director varies day to day with
multiple issues needing attending to.
Advice for younger generation
It is important to learn all the aspects of
administration for an aspiring athletic director.
Knowing how things are done and what need to be
done to run efficiently is key.
You have to do something to separate yourself from
the masses. In intercollegiate athletics, obtaining a
Master’s degree is more often than not a requirement
now for most jobs.
The key is to not forget the academics. The athletes
are student athletes first.
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