Sonni Minton is a native of Wanchese, NC and a two-time alumnus of East Carolina University. Upon graduating with her master’s in Adult Education she left Student Affairs to continue work in Athletics. Currently she manages the ECU Trademarks and Licensing. Working with local retailers, the Collegiate Licensing Company and various vendors she strives to ensure that fans are getting quality, Officially Licensed product that promote the Pirate brand.
Sonni also serves as the Athletics Hall of Fame Secretary, working with former athletes and promoters to recognize the elite members at the annual Hall of Fame/Letterwinners weekend. Housed in the Athletics Marketing Department she assists ECU’s finest with other events such as the upcoming Pigskin Pig-out (April 17-18).
Outside of her work, Sonni serves at the President of the Greenville Jaycees, an organization of young professionals focused on planning and implementing events in the community to raise funds for local non-profits. March 7th is their 21st annual Shuck N’ Pluck at The American Legion, with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County.
As a 2019-2020 participant in the Pitt-Greenville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute Sonni is learning more about Greenville/Pitt County as well as leadership skills to better serve the community.
When she is not at work or an ECU event, she can be found watching her son play sports, spending time with friends and family or volunteering in her community. She is supremely thankful for ‘her village’ and excited to see what God has for her and her son in the future! “2020 is my year- I can feel it! God has big plans for my son and I.”
For more information about the Jaycees or upcoming events, contact Sonni at gvjaycees@ gmail. com.