Meet Our Team

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Heather L. Hunter, Ed.D.

Executive Director | hhunter@ucdavis.edu

Heather is leading the new universitywide collaborative corporate partnership initiative for UC Davis. She is responsible for establishing and executing a comprehensive campuswide strategy for securing business partnerships that align with the UC Davis’ Principles of Community and mission. Prior to UP3, she was the Associate Executive Director and Chief Revenue Officer for the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

Heather is a graduate of UC Davis, where she double majored in American Studies and Psychology. She earned her master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco and her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of the Pacific. Hunter was a four-year letter winner in softball at UC Davis and is a member of the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame.


Ethan Shawlee

Ethan Shawlee

Assistant Director | etshawlee@ucdavis.edu

Ethan is a proud member of the UP3 leadership team with responsibilities focused on the implementation and fulfillment of universitywide partnership activation elements for preferred partners. As the main point of contact for preferred partners, he works closely with campus units in order to maintain a high level of execution, customer service and added value. After recently joining UP3, Ethan has enjoyed strengthening the inaugural year of University Credit Union’s partnership and seeing the impacts of the newly renamed University Credit Union Center.

Ethan is a graduate of UC Davis where he obtained his B.A. in Sociology, Organizational Studies and minor in Communication all while being a four year letter winner and captain of the UC Davis Men’s Soccer program. After graduating, Ethan spent the next eight years developing his skillset in corporate partnerships and most recently joined UC Davis from his position as the Senior Partner Business Manager of Sacramento Republic FC.


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Christopher J. Caudle

Procurement Lead | cjcaudle@ucdavis.edu

As a member of the Supply Chain Management team, C.J. lends guidance in sourcing, solicitation and contracting functions to UP3’s Executive Committee. He is the Strategic Sourcing Manager for Commercial Services at UC Davis, executing procurement and contract management on strategic campus engagements. Since joining UC Davis in Summer 2016, C.J. has helped support Student Housing and Dining, Athletics, Mondavi Center, and the Fire Department.

Prior to joining the University, C.J. was a General Manager for DXP Supply Chain Services overseeing procurement and storehouse functions for multiple Fortune 500 clients. C.J.’s responsibilities included building cross-functional teams to pursue sourcing initiatives and advance e-procurement technologies. C.J. hails from Tulsa, OK and holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.