“David Hartmann is a leader in every sense of the word. He has mentored many athletic directors that were new to the job and conference and is always willing to offer help and advice with well thought out responses to questions and issues.” Tom Conzemius, A colleague of Dr. Hartmann’s from the Central Lakes Conference.
The Cardinal Athletic Foundation board congratulates Dr. Hartmann for being the 2016 honoree of the Cap Paciotti Memorial Golf Tournament. His leadership, dedication, and drive was instrumental in the formation and growth of the Athletic Foundation. We wish he and his wife Shirley all the best in retirement. Click here to view his video tribute.
Below is a summary of Dr. Hartmann's career accomplishments.
EXPERIENCE: Alexandria District 206 Activities Director; 1993-2015 -Oversaw a program of 50 sports and fine art activities, including supervision for middle and high school staff of over 180 and managed a budget close to $1M. Added 11 teams, while being an avid supporter of adaptive athletics. Constant force in the Central Lakes Conference and served on several Region 8AA committees; including serving as chair for 4 years. -Influential in the founding of the Cardinal Athletic Foundation, with many hours dedicated to CAF as an Ex Officio member. -Lead the efforts to make the Alexandria High School Athletic Complex what it is today.
MSHLS Board of Directors; Served as President and Vice President and served on various committees. 1996-2000
New Ulm Public Schools; Teacher & Coach
University of Iowa ; Graduate Assistant in Fellowship
EDUCATION: Superintendent Licensure (The University of Minnesota) PhD Athletic Administration (The University of Iowa) MA Athletic Administration (Minnesota State University – Mankato) BA Social Studies, Health, & Physical Education (University of Minnesota – Morris)
ACTIVITES: Rotary board member and Paul Harris Fellow, chamber member, church committees, Minnesota AD’s Merit Award committee chair, NIAAA Professional Development Committee Chair, Alexandria’s Blandin Leadership Team