Jamie Walker Martin - General Manager|
Jamie joined the IMG ranks in 2003 to assist with all aspects of the company's partnership with Southern Miss. She is a third-generation Golden Eagle and two-time graduate of Southern Miss, having received both a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and a Master of Science in Sports Administration degree from the university. In 2005, Jamie was promoted to Associate General Manager and won the coveted "President's Cup" award for top national salesperson in ISP Sports. While a student, she worked as a graduate assistant in the athletic marketing department. Jamie is a member of both the Eagle Club and Southern Miss Alumni Association.
Mark Buchanan - Senior Account Executive|
Mark joined the IMG Staff in June of 2012 as an Account Executive for Southern Miss IMG Sports Marketing. Previously, Mark held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing in the athletic department at Southern Miss. A graduate of Southern Miss, Mark earned his Bachelor's in Business Administration and currently pursues a master's degree in Sports Administration. Mark gained experience in collegiate sports marketing as a student intern while completing his degree.
Jeremy Ward - Account Executive|
Jeremy joined the IMG staff in June of 2013. Previously, Jeremy was employed as an Account Manager for the largest beverage manufacturer in the world. Jeremy is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor's of Art in Political Science.
Mary Lois Hanna - Partner Services Coordinator|
Mary Lois joined the IMG staff in April of 2013 as a Partner Services Coordinator for Southern Miss IMG Sports Marketing. Previously, Hanna worked as an intern for Southern Miss IMG Sports Marketing and as a marketing and public relations intern for Forrest General Hospital. A graduate of Southern Miss, Mary Lois earned her Bachelor's in Communications Studies and currently pursues a master's in Sports Management.
John Cox - Director of Broadcast Operations|
John is starting his 28th season at Southern Miss. Among his many duties at Southern Miss, Cox handles the play-by-play broadcasts of Golden Eagle football and basketball. He also hosts the Southern Miss Sports Today television shows and the Golden Eagle Hotline weekly call-in show. Prior to moving to the radio booth, Cox called the play-by-play on delayed telecasts of Southern Miss basketball from 1978 to 1981. He also has worked on the Fox Sports Net South and Comcast Sports Southeast telecasts of Southern Miss baseball. Cox is four-time Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year, a graduate of Southern Miss, and is a member of the Eagle Club.
Vic Purvis - Football Color Commentary|
Vic began his sports broadcasting career as a guest commentator during 1974 season and despite many attempts at leaving the position has never been able to quit! Purvis led the Golden Eagles as a starter from 1963 to 1965 when he developed a brilliant career as one of the school's all-time most versatile and talented quarterbacks. Purvis still holds the record for the most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback at Southern Miss and is still in the booth after over 30 years. Vic is the owner of Purvis Sales and Marketing and is a proud member of the Southern Miss Eagle Club and M-Club.
Ben Sutton, Jr. - Chief Executive Officer|
Ben Sutton is the "architect" who drafted the IMG Sports success story. He founded the company in April of 1992, then consolidated his ownership through a stock buy-out in 1994. Under his guidance IMG has experienced dramatic growth, becoming the nation's leader in collegiate sports marketing. Prior to founding IMG, Sutton spent nine years at Wake Forest University, earning national attention for developing one of the most innovative sports marketing programs in the country and for helping to initiate the Atlantic Coast Conference collective marketing effort. A graduate of Wake Forest and the Wake Forest School of Law, Sutton serves on numerous boards, including those for Brenner Children's Hospital and Forsyth Country Day School. He is also a Circle of Champions Eagle Club member.
For more information on sponsorships through the Southern Miss IMG Sports Network, please call 601-266-7600 or email Jamie Martin Jamie.Martin@imgworld.com.