Kate Mata is in her fourth year at Southern as the Athletics Special Events and Annual Campaign Director.
At Southern, Mata is responsible for running of the Lionbacker Booster Club, as well as overseeing and arranging every special event and fundraiser that Missouri Southern hosts each year, some 75 plus events a year.
Prior to Southern, Mata spent three years working with the NBA Orlando Magic in group sales. Prior to the Magic, she spent four years as the group sales director with the St. Louis Cardinals' double-A affiliate in Springfield, Mo.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Mata graduated from the University of Tampa in 2003.