Lamar hires Haarlow as CFO for athletics

Published 3:34 pm Friday, June 15, 2018

Lamar sports information

BEAUMONT – Jon Haarlow has been named associate athletics director and chief financial officer, announced Lamar Director of Athletics Marco Born Thursday morning. Haarlow makes his way to Beaumont after spending the previous two years at Abilene Christian.

“I am extremely excited for Jon to join us on our senior staff,” said Born. “His experience at Abilene Christian will serve us well in the business office. He comes highly recommended by a lot of people in the industry.”

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Haarlow spent the previous two years serving as ACU’s manager of financial planning and budgeting, where he oversaw a $130 million operating budget, and provided financial analysis to the chief business officer on capital projects, vendor contracts and financial forecasting.

He also helped oversee a capital campaign that raised funds for ACU’s facilities. During that time, the university was witness to more than $100 million in new construction and renovations which included Wildcat Stadium and the Halbert-Walling Research Center.

Haarlow moved into the financial operations office after serving in the Wildcats’ athletics department. During his time as the assistant director of athletics for internal operations, Haarlow oversaw all financial responsibilities for the entire department. In addition to his work with the department’s budget, Haarlow also coordinated all game operations and special events.

He spent three years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, serving as a program specialist at the University of New Mexico before making the move to Abilene. During his time at UNM, Haarlow oversaw a staff of fiscal technicians who provided support for the day-to-day business operations to the university’s 22 varsity sports and the support staff. Haarlow moved to the business side after spending four years as assistant events manager for the Lobos.