Matt Panto was named the assistant executive director for digital media and communications at the Ivy League office on September 3, 2013.
Panto oversees the planning, development, marketing, and daily management of The Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN) and the League's overall digital media initiatives.
Powered by the network's partnership with NeuLion, the ILDN has averaged over 1,100 events across 34 sports, broadcasting events to ESPN3, Facebook, the American Sports Network, and select regional sports networks, in its first three years. In the summer of 2016, Panto managed the launch of the ILDN app on Apple TV and Roku. He is responsible for live production and on-demand content for the League's 14 championships events, including oversight of the three-day Live from the Palestra at the inaugural Ivy League Basketball Tournament.
He has spearheaded the League's relationship with Awesome Films, creating a series titled What Is #OneIvy? that was named a finalist for the 2016 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards. Panto is an active member of Sports Video Group (SVG) as well as NACMA, CoSIDA, and NACDA.
Throughout the 2016 - 2017 academic year, Panto has served as the direct contact for the League’s current and potentially new television partners.
Panto came to the Ivy League after spending seven years at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, where he was responsible for all digital media content for Lafayette’s 23 varsity sports, including scheduling and production of live events, on-demand content, and staffing.
Through Panto's oversight, GoLeopards.com thrived and became one of the Patriot League's leading platforms for video content. Most notably, he was the producer of Lafayette's Signing Day Central presented by Coke Zero, a live, all-day webcast devoted to the announcement of student-athletes signing their letters of intent to attend Lafayette on football signing day, from 2009 - 2013.
Panto's responsibilities also included an integral role with the television and radio packages of the Lafayette Sports Network (LSN), including radio broadcasts, stadium and arena signage, weekly television shows, video streaming, game programs, hospitality areas, and game-day promotional events.
Panto served as the play-by-play voice for selected sports, including women's basketball, lacrosse, and soccer. He also worked as an analyst for volleyball contests on LSN and GoLeopards.com.
On the marketing side, Panto helped the Leopard football program lead the Patriot League in attendance from 2008 - 2010 and again in 2012. He was directly responsible for game-day and in-game events and promotions.
Panto resides in Langhorne, PA with his wife, Danielle, and their daughter Reagan.