Derek O'Dell -  - Kansas Jayhawks

Derek O'Dell

TITLE Senior Manager, Business Development


Derek O’Dell joined Jayhawk Sports Properties in 2016 as a Senior Manager, Business Development. Derek’s main responsibilities are generating revenue for Kansas Athletics through corporate partnership related to broadcast rights, digital media and game day activations.

Derek began his career with Kansas Athletics in the Williams Education Fund as a graduate assistant in 2008. He also worked in mail services and at the information desk during his time at Kansas Athletics.

Prior to joining Jayhawk Sports Properties, Derek has held jobs as Premium Account Executive for Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) at Sprint Center and Ticket Office Representative at Oklahoma State.

He has earned both a bachelor’s degree in sport management in 2008 and a master’s degree in sport management in 2010 from the University of Kansas.

An Olathe, Kansas native, Derek is married to his wife Leina, also a KU graduate. Derek and Leina have two daughters, Kennedy (2) and Cameron (3 months). In his free time, he enjoys lake activities, sporting events and golf.