LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A familiar face is returning to NFCA headquarters as Executive Director Carol Bruggeman with the support of the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Olivia Clark-Kittleson as the Association’s Membership Manager and Project Specialist.
Clark-Kittleson, who served as an intern from July 2018 to June 2019, will primarily focus on membership, events and marketing. She will serve as a divisional liaison for member coaches and be the lead of the Association’s StrikeOut Cancer program. Additionally, Clark-Kittleson will assist with the NFCA branding initiative and coordination of Exhibit Show operation at the annual Convention and Coaches Clinics.
"We are delighted to welcome back Olivia as part of our NFCA team!” said Bruggeman. “As an enthusiastic intern a few years ago, fresh off winning a national championship at Southern Indiana, she was a true utility player, investing and assisting in many areas of our Association.”
A four-year standout at the University of Southern Indiana, Clark-Kittleson helped the Screamin’ Eagles to a 2018 NCAA Division II national title. The two-time GLVC All-Conference selection and Schutt Sports/NFCA DII Top 25 Freshman honoree graduated Cum Laude in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and strength and conditioning.
“I am very excited to be back in Louisville with the NFCA staff,” Clark-Kittleson said. “I want to thank Carol, the entire Board of Directors, and the NFCA team for the opportunity to continue working with an incredible community of coaches that are dedicated to elevating the game of softball. I am eager to get to work and continue the success and development of the Association."
Following Clark-Kittleson’s initial stop at the NFCA, the Carbondale, Ill. native served as a graduate assistant coach at Georgia Southern University, earning a master’s degree in public administration in 2021.
“In obtaining her master's degree while being a graduate assistant coach at Georgia Southern, she gained valuable experience both on and off the field,” said Bruggeman. “This knowledge, along with her desire to assist coaches at all levels and grow the sport, will propel her into a successful professional role with the NFCA. Olivia will play a big role on our membership team, however, since she possesses many talents, she will also be very involved with events, education, and marketing. People are our greatest asset and the NFCA got better today with the hire of Olivia."