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Fowler named Herkimer County College Foundation executive director

By Journal Staff


HERKIMER — Herkimer College has appointed Robert C. Fowler, of New Hartford, as executive director of the Herkimer County College Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit that raises money for the two-year community college.

Fowler will be responsible for development of the foundation, as it supports the mission of the college, including donor identification and research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, grant management, and other fundraising initiatives, Herkimer College said in a news release.

Fowler has more than 20 years experience in communications, sales, marketing, and sports management. He most recently worked at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, where he developed and helped manage a wide variety of sporting events for its Sports Management Department, according to the release. From 2007 to 2010, Fowler was tournament sales manager  for the Turning Stone Resort Championship PGA Tour event. In this role, he was responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships throughout New York state and generating sales topping $1 million annually.

Prior to Turning Stone, Fowler worked as the associate general manager at ISP Sports, Syracuse and was general manager of the Utica Blue Sox Baseball Club in Utica.

Fowler holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Florida State University in Tallahassee.

The Herkimer County College Foundation has developed more than 90 scholarship programs that award more than $150,000 annually to many promising students, according to its website.

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