Meet the Team

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Heather L. Hunter

Executive Director |

Heather is leading a new university-wide collaborative corporate partnership initiative for UC Davis. She is responsible for establishing and executing a comprehensive campus-wide strategy for securing business partnerships that align with the UC Davis’ Principles of Community and mission. Prior to UP3, she was the Associate Executive Director and Chief Revenue Officer for the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

Before returning to her alma mater, UC Davis, Heather worked for a global sponsorship agency, GMR Marketing, where she oversaw SAP’s North American sponsorship portfolio working with the NFL, NBA, NY Jets, NY Giants, MSG, NY Yankees, SF 49ers and SJ Sharks - as well as, sponsorship consulting projects. Prior to GMR, Hunter worked for Sharks Sports & Entertainment for 11 years overseeing all sponsorship service operations for the San Jose Sharks and SAP Center and she managed the SAP and HP naming rights accounts. From 1998-2001, she worked for Cal Athletics Marketing managing football and basketball marketing plans, events and sponsorship clients.

Heather is a graduate of UC Davis, where she double majored in American Studies and Psychology. She also earned her master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco. Hunter was a four year letter winner in softball at UC Davis and is a member of the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Sam Bishop-Green

Assistant Director |

Sam will be managing university-wide corporate sponsorship accounts and working with internal partners to activate these partnerships.

Sam joins UP3 from the Graduate School of Management, where he was the Associate Director of Admissions.  Before GSM, Sam spent over nine years in Intercollegiate Athletics.  He was the Special Projects Manager for UC Davis Athletics and the Director of Marketing and Fan Experience for UC Berkeley “Cal” Athletics.  He brings great experience working with both external and internal partners, and activating corporate sponsorship accounts.

Sam is a UC Davis alum receiving his B.A. in History.  He is currently pursuing his MBA part-time from the Graduate School of Management.  His wife, Valerie, is also a UC Davis alumna and she’s a member of the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association team. 

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Christopher J. Caudle

Procurement Lead |

As a member of the Supply Chain Management team, C.J. lends guidance in sourcing, solicitation and contracting functions to UP3’s Executive Committee. He is the Strategic Sourcing Manager for Commercial Services at UC Davis, executing procurement and contract management on strategic campus engagements. Since joining UC Davis in Summer 2016, C.J. has helped support Student Housing and Dining, Athletics, Mondavi Center, and the Fire Department.

Prior to joining the University, C.J. was a General Manager for DXP Supply Chain Services overseeing procurement and storehouse functions for multiple Fortune 500 clients. C.J.’s responsibilities included building cross functional teams to pursue sourcing initiatives and advance e-procurement technologies. C.J. hails from Tulsa, OK and holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.