Gumbart became the fourth full-time Commissioner of the ASUN Conference in January 2007. He joined the ASUN staff in November of 1991, as its first Assistant Commissioner. He was promoted to Associate Commissioner in 1997, and to Senior Associate Commissioner in 2004.
In his roles over the past 25 years, Gumbart has overseen the championships program and its most recent expansion to include Beach Volleyball and Women’s Lacrosse. He has also directed the conference marketing program and the business administration operations for the ASUN. He coordinated the development of the first ASUN television package, the ASUN.TV network, and led the move to become the first conference with 100% campus-based ESPN production capabilities. Gumbart managed the internal development of the IT systems, including the first conference website, directed conference sports scheduling, and coordinated the development of the conference officiating programs.
Gumbart has extensive NCAA committee service and is currently serving as a member of the first NCAA Beach Volleyball Committee. He recently completed a term on the Board of Managers for the Women’s College Basketball Officiating LLC (2010-2013) and he served as Chair for the final two years of service on the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP, 2009-13). He previously served a four-year term (2003-2007) as the ASUN delegate to the NCAA Management Council, where he also served as a member of the Legislative Review Subcommittee and the Membership Subcommittee. From 1997-2002, Gumbart represented the ASUN on the NCAA Championships and Competition Cabinet, where he served as a member of the Certified Events Subcommittee, the Administrative Committee, and chaired the Nominating Subcommittee.
As a member of the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA), he is currently serving a two-year term (2015-2017) as President, following two years as Executive Vice President; he also served on the CCA Executive Committee in 2008-09 as subdivisional Vice President.
The ASUN was one of the four founding conferences of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association, now the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. Gumbart was instrumental in the organization of the league in 2007 and its 2015 expansion to sponsor Beach Volleyball. He served as its Executive Director during the league’s first eight years and still serves as the CCSA President, a role he has held since the conference’s formation.
Prior to joining the ASUN staff he worked at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, from 1985-1991. He served as assistant information director for three years while getting his graduate degree. Promoted to director in 1988, Gumbart also taught undergraduate marketing and consumer behavior courses as an adjunct professor at Stetson. He served two seasons as information director for the New South Women's Conference, which later merged with the ASUN (then TAAC) in 1991.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics & Business at Lafayette College (1984), and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Stetson University (1987). He is an Accredited Public Relations Professional, earned from the Florida Public Relations Association (1991) and he completed the Strategic Negotiation Skills training program at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law (2014).
Gumbart and his wife Mary Beth were married in 1993, and they have a daughter, Taylor Suzanne, born in 2005.