Ken Cleary is an assistant athletic director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He manages the Go Heels Productions and Creative Services units. The groups are responsible for all of UNC’s ACC Network and live broadcast activities, as well as in-venue productions for sixteen sports in eight venues on the Chapel Hill campus. Additionally, the Creative Services unit provides video production, graphics production, and social media support to the Carolina Athletic Department and its 28 teams. Cleary helped manage the design and construction of the $15 million Carolina Athletics Media and Communications Center completed in August of 2019. Starting at UNC in 2001, his video production career began managing install and operation of a single video board in Kenan Football Stadium in 2003.
Prior to working in college athletics, Cleary spent a decade in retail sports marketing and advertising, sports marketing consulting, and dabbled a bit in sports radio. He is a 1991 graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina.