Pottkotter was no stranger to the Hilltop, as he led SMU's National Major Giving team from 2010 until his appointment, successfully building momentum and increasing major gift commitments to The Second Century Campaign from key regional markets. In addition to his major gift experience at SMU and with the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State, Pottkotter has also served SMU as Assistant Director of Development for the Cox School and as Assistant Director of Annual Giving. He earned a Master's degree in Sports Administration at Ohio University and supported Athletics giving efforts at Boston College early in his career.
Pottkotter is responsible for developing and managing the major gifts and annual giving fundraising and program strategies and activities for donors and potential donors who have an affinity for athletics initiatives. He also serves as Sport Administrator for the SMU's men's and women's tennis programs.