Matt Behnke was named Associate Athletic Director for Business and Chief Financial Officer for the Florida State University Department of Athletics in the summer of 2013.
As the Department’s chief financial officer, Behnke is responsible for all departmental business and financial matters, including budgetary oversight and financial reporting. He will assist in the departments’ strategic planning efforts as well as serve as the financial liaison with all other University constituencies.
In addition, he will oversee the department’s human resource and information technology functions.
Behnke has been involved with Seminole athletic finances since 2004 as a member of the Seminole Boosters, Inc., the University’s athletic development and fundraising organization. Becoming the Booster Chief Financial Officer in 2009, he oversaw all financial matters and worked with the department’s business functions on all consolidated reporting functions. He was responsible for strategic planning, budgetary development and communication, financial reporting, student-athlete endowment investment implementation, and Seminole athletic facility financing. He led the effort to finance the new Albert J. Dunlap Indoor Training Center (opening in August 2013) and the new Student Housing Facility (scheduled to open in August 2014).
A native of Three Oaks, MI, Behnke graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1998. He began his career at the public accounting firm Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. in Tallahassee, where he earned his CPA certification from the State of Florida Board of Accountancy.
Behnke currently serves on the FSU Fraud Prevention & Detection Committee as well as numerous Florida Institute of CPA committees.
Behnke married the former Kelly May in July 2007.