Curtis Akey is entering his second year as Assistant Athletics Communication Director for Tulane Athletics.
Akey is the primary contact for Tulane's baseball, volleyball, track and field and cross country programs. He will also assist in the publicity of other Tulane sports.
For the three years prior to Akey's full-time arrival at Tulane, he assisted the Tulane Athletics Communications Department during game days in various sports. During Tulane football games, Akey served as the press box public address announcer as well as assisting various radio and television crews with statistics. Akey has also been a spotter on the stat crew for Tulane men's basketball.
Prior to joining Tulane full-time, Akey worked in the non-profit industry in New Orleans for four and a half years. He most recently worked for Caps for Kids, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing celebrity autographed hats to children who have lost their hair to cancer.
Before moving to New Orleans in mid-2008, Akey worked in the Sports Information Department at Louisiana State University for a year as a student worker. He assisted with the publicity of a variety of sports, including the 2007 National Championship football team and LSU's 2008 College World Series baseball squad. He was also the primary contact for LSU's first Super Six gymnastics team.
Akey graduated from LSU in May 2007 from the Manship School of Mass Communications. He also holds a minor in business.
The Mandeville, La., native is married to the former Jackie Deak of Tinley Park, Ill. They reside in Jefferson, La.