SIAC Appoints New Commissioner

By SIAC Media Relations
Updated: December 22, 2008

TUCKER, Ga. — The SIAC Council of Presidents has announced the appointment of Gregory Moore as the new Commissioner of the SIAC, effective January 19, 2009.

The announcement was made by Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, Chair of the Council, who also serves as President of Tuskegee University.

In the capacity as SIAC Commissioner, Mr. Moore will serve as the head of the SIAC Office and staff and coordinate intercollegiate athletic activities among the 13-member schools.

He will report directly and be responsible to the SIAC Council of Presidents.

“Mr. Moore brings a wealth of educational and professional experiences to the position,” Payton said. He holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the College of New Jersey, and a J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.

He has served as General Counsel for the Jersey Express Basketball Club where he played a key role in the recruitment and hiring of legendary NBA player, Darryl Dawkins, as head basketball coach.

He has also served as Legal Counsel/Government Relations Director for the Essex County College of Newark, New Jersey; and has maintained a successful law practice, The Moore Law Group, LLC in New Jersey, which deals with sports law and commercial transactions, et. al. Mr. Moore has also served as Deputy Counsel for the New Jersey State Legislature.

Mr. Moore has broad experience in sports administration, sports marketing, broadcast licensing agreements, NCAA compliance policies and issues, media relations and staff management, among others.

Mr. Moore expressed appreciation to the search committee for “according me the opportunity to serve as the next Commissioner of the SIAC. It is my sense that SIAC student athletes are the embodiment of what is best about college sports and I will work tirelessly to broaden the platform to showcase these outstanding young men and women,” Mr. Moore stated.

“We are very pleased that Mr. Moore will move from his legal work to devote 100 percent of his professional time to the management, development and advancement of the SIAC” said Payton.

“Mr. Moore was the unanimous choice of the SIAC Executive/Search Committee, which nominated him following interviews with the four finalist candidates on December 17, 2008,” Dr. Payton continued.

The Council of Presidents met in a special session on December 18 and elected, Mr. Moore as SIAC Commissioner in a unanimous vote. The entire SIAC Council of Presidents joins the Executive/Search Committee in the expectation that Mr. Moore will lead the Conference to a new level of performance with quality and integrity” said President Payton.

The Office and staff will retain the current location in Atlanta.