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Hailee (Hansen) Corry Named Utah Gymnastics Director of Operations

Dec 21, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah gymnastics program has hired former Red Rock All-American Hailee (Hansen) Corry as the director of operations. She will join the Utah gymnastics staff and begin duties as the director of operations on January 15, 2021.

"I am so excited to be back with the Utah gymnastics program in this role," said Corry on returning to her alma mater. "I have worked in event management ever since I finished my career as a Red Rock and graduated from Utah. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my event background to this side of the program and work alongside the outstanding staff already in place, especially to work with my former coach Tom Farden. I am extremely passionate about this university and the program, and cannot wait to get started!"

Corry will be responsible for handling the program's administrative duties, including all team travel and organizing student-athlete schedules. She will serve as a liaison with alumni, the marketing and ticketing offices, as well as work closely with Utah's event management staff. Additionally, Corry will be heavily involved with fundraising efforts, team publicity appearances and charitable events.

Corry has spent the last six years working in event management, which includes her role as a manager and an integral partner of two high-performing startup entertainment venues. She is the co-founder and managing partner of the JADEN Event Center – a five-star premiere wedding venue. Corry implemented and oversaw contract negotiations and customer development during her time with the venue. She was responsible for coordinating vendors, marketing, and media for over 200 events per year. Corry created marketing materials and strategies to generate profits, while also producing social media strategies and creating an online presence for the venue.

A gymnast at the University of Utah from 2011-14, Corry - formerly Hansen during her time at the U - earned a degree in Communications. She graduated magna cum laude with a 3.968 grade point average. The Bountiful, Utah native was the third walk-on in school history to earn All-American honors after the bars specialist earned the distinction her junior season. Corry was a four-time academic all-conference selection, two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, two-time team captain, and as a senior was named Utah's Most Inspirational Senior Female Athlete among all sports.

Corry will take over as director of operations after long-time Utah gymnastics chief of staff/new media director Jennifer White has accepted a job in a different field of work.