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Jun 14, 2024

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@1QLeadership Question: Where do you find stability in an industry where instability is rampant?

Deneé Barracato, Deputy AD for Operations and Capital Projects at Northwestern, stopped by 1Q to talk about her role, her career, what keeps her centered, and being a mother working in sports. As a leader in the college athletics industry, Barracato emphasizes the importance of focusing on the experiences of student-athletes.


  • building a temporary football stadium
  • transitioning from playing basketball to working in sports
  • remaining stable amongst instability
  • dealing with mom guilt


Barracato believes the legacy she is building is rooted in creating an environment where the people she works with can thrive and find success. - One Question Leadership Podcast - Tai M. Brown