Amanda Braun is in her seventh year as the Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The first-ever female to hold the post at Milwaukee, she was named to the position in March of 2013 before officially taking the reins of the department on May 1, 2013. In her tenure on campus, she has helped UW-Milwaukee to new heights, starting by playing the lead role in bringing Panther men’s basketball contests back downtown. She also was instrumental in helping UWM secure naming rights for UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The department also received its first-ever $1 million gift under Braun’s watch in Fall of 2016, the largest ever made to Milwaukee Athletics at the time. A former basketball player at Siena College, Braun graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology and later earned a Master’s in sports administration from the University of North Carolina.