Gary Verón, J. D., M.P.A.
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer, Legal Counsel
Gary Verón proudly serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ensign Athletics. He has spent the last decade working in various administrative roles within higher education. As a new graduate out of law school, Gary began his career at Brigham Young University—Hawaii as the Associate Director of Athletics and NCAA Compliance Officer. He then went on to become the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Diversity Officer at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, a historically black graduate institution in Los Angeles. Gary currently serves as Director of NCAA Compliance at Brigham Young University, where he manages all areas of NCAA compliance for B.Y.U.’s football, track and cross country programs. He has been in this capacity since the fall of 2017.
Gary grew up in Glendora, California, where he played soccer and golf. He is a self-described “terrible athlete but the biggest sports fan around.” His family was always big into sports, with two of his brothers competing at NCAA institutions in soccer and swimming, respectively. Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from B.Y.U. and then continued his studies at the University of Wyoming with a Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degree.
Gary is one of 10 children and knows how important family and having a strong, loving community are, especially during a youth’s formative years. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Gary currently resides in Provo, Utah, with his wife Ciara and their three children: Taylor, Kennedy, and Derek.