Native of Prosser, Wash., has spent the last three years in the same position at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Chad Karthauser, a native of Prosser, Wash., and graduate of the University of Washington, has joined the Eastern Washington University athletic department as its new Associate Athletic Director for Business and Finance. He will begin on Oct. 8.
“We are extremely excited to have Chad join our administrative staff,” said Eastern athletic director Bill Chaves. “His experience will be a tremendous asset for us moving forward.”
“Most recently, Karthauser, 36, held the same position at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The Islanders have 16 total sports for men and women, and he managed that school’s $9.3 million budget for three years (2012-15). He also provided oversight for the school’s softball, volleyball and beach volleyball programs.
He received his master’s of education degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington in June of 2012. While there, he served as a student research assistant in the education department, as well as an event management intern. He also served as a graduate assistant for business operations at Seattle University from September of 2011 to May of 2012.
Prior to his collegiate experiences, he spent eight years in the private sector after receiving his bachelor of arts degree in economics for business and management from Occidental College in 2001. He worked for three years as an accountant in the music industry and five assisting business clients in the television and motion picture industries.
He spent five years as an associate business manager for Level Four Business Management, a California-based company that handles clients in the television and motion picture industries. He reviewed contracts, approved expenditures and maintained yearly budgets for individuals and corporations with millions of dollars of annual revenue.
He previously worked for three years as a staff accountant at Gelfand, Rennert and Feldman in the music industry. Among his endeavors there was budget and revenue work for Bon Jovi while the group was in the midst of a European tour.
He also spent two years working in accounting for Gym Management Services, where he oversaw transactions for Gold’s Gym.
While at Occidental, he played four years of football and was a second team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference offensive lineman in 2000. He earned honorable mention in 1998, and played four years of rugby as well. He was a recipient of the Jack Kemp Memorial Athlete of the Year Award in 2001 and the Jim Mora Member of the Year in 2000.
Karthauser graduated in 1997 from Prosser (Wash.) High School and played in the 1997 East-West All-Star game at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. He was born Jan. 24, 1979. His name is pronounced “cart-house-er.”