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Blackhawks Directors

Sara Bailey

Director, Corporate Sponsorships

Sara Bailey is in her 12th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and her third as Director of Corporate Sponsorships. In her current role, Bailey is responsible for assisting with sponsorship sales and account management initiatives, facilitating client engagement and cultivating a portfolio of business.

Prior to joining the sponsorship department in 2005, Bailey volunteered with the Chicago Blackhawks through its community outreach campaigns for several years. She previously worked in the hospitality and meetings industries with Maritz Travel Company, the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission and Global Experience Specialists.

Bailey was a mentor with the Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Within program from 2012 to 2014. She served on the WISE Chicago Board of Directors from 2008-10 while co-chairing the local chapter's WISE Within Mentor Program Committee, then joined the WISE Within National Committee in the summer of 2010 for a two-year term as Program Director.

A native of St. Louis, Mo., Bailey is a graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science in business management and administration. She and her daughter, Nora, reside in Chicago.

James K. Bare

Executive Director, Ticket Operations

Jim Bare is in his 24th season with the Chicago Blackhawks. In addition to managing the club's ticket operations, Bare is Senior Executive Director of Ticket Operations for the United Center.

Bare assists in season preparation ticketing functions for the Blackhawks, including ticket printing, pricing analyses and single-game sales management, and manages ticket inventory, partial-plan creation and ticket processing for all home games. He also creates, manages and balances ticket inventory for United Center events such as concerts, family shows and NCAA basketball.

Prior to joining the organization, Bare worked for seven years as Athletic Ticket Manager for DePaul University and three years as DePaul's Men's Golf Coach.

A native of Missouri City, Texas, Bare graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and received a master's degree in sports administration from St. Thomas University in Miami, Fla. Bare has three children: daughter Kailyn and two sons, Kevin and Jack.

Annie Camins

Senior Director, Fan Development

Annie Camins is in her ninth season with the Chicago Blackhawks and her first as Senior Director of Fan Development.

Camins' department contributes to the overall growth of youth hockey in Illinois through MinorHawks Learn to Play programs, serving kids who otherwise wouldn't have the means to play the sport. Per USA Hockey, Illinois ranked fifth in the nation with 31,558 registered hockey players during the 2015-16 season, marking a 42 percent increase in membership since the 2007-08 season. Since 2007-08, Illinois has enjoyed the largest total increase in participants among USA Hockey regional affiliates with 9,334 new members. The Blackhawks currently have partnerships with 64 hockey rinks in Illinois, including four within the city of Chicago.

Camins previously worked as Manager of Fan Development for the Los Angeles Kings before returning to Chicago to work for her hometown team, joining the organization as Director of Youth Hockey.

Camins graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where she captained her team to the NCAA Division I National Championship, beating Providence College in five overtime periods, the longest recorded college hockey game in history. She went on to become a finalist for the 1998 Olympic Hockey Team and continued to play as an Inline National Team player, winning both gold and silver medals. Camins was inducted into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.

Camins and Michael Whittaker have a daughter, Amelia.

Laura Clawson

Director, Merchandising

Laura Clawson is in her third season with the Chicago Blackhawks as Director of Merchandising. She oversees the development and enhancement of all merchandise and related processes in order to expand the team's retail footprint, while implementing marketing strategies at the retail level to foster fan engagement. She is responsible for the selection of merchandise, design and direction, as well as overseeing e-commerce strategies. One of Clawson's first projects was the launch of the remodeled flagship Blackhawks Store on Michigan Avenue.

Prior to joining the organization, Clawson spent nine years with Phillips-Van Heusen, most recently as District Manager, which involved improving retail operations and growing sales by identifying market opportunities. She also spent five years in merchandising and sales roles in the New York City market, including four years as an account executive with Calvin Klein men's sportswear, managing national department store accounts. Clawson has represented a total of 40 brands in the dress furnishings and sportswear categories.

Born in Italy, Clawson earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Southern Methodist University.

Steve DiLenardi

Director, Group Sales

Steve DiLenardi is entering his ninth season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his second as Director of Group Sales after previously serving as Senior Manager of Group Sales.

In his current role, DiLenardi oversees the Blackhawks' group sales as well as the Fans Voice program, which he helped launch in March 2010. Fans Voice is geared toward providing customers with the best possible overall fan experience at the United Center.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, DiLenardi spent nine years with the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer. He held several positions within the ticket sales department, the last of which was Director of Premium Seating.

The Sudbury, Ontario, native graduated from Laurentian University (Sudbury) with a bachelor's degree in sports administration. He and his wife, Dana, have a son, Luke, and reside in Roscoe Village.

Michael Dorsch

Director, Finance

Mike Dorsch is in his ninth season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his first as Director of Finance after previously serving as Senior Accounting Manager. In his current role, Dorsch's responsibilities include full accounting operations, financial reporting and training and mentoring staff.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Dorsch held different financial management positions for U.S. Cellular and Navistar, including three years as a Senior Financial Analyst for the Truck and Engine Company.

Dorsch has a master's degree in finance from Elmhurst College as well as a bachelor's degree in accounting from Dominican University. He and his wife, Jen, have a son, Daniel, and reside in Elmwood Park.

Adam Kempenaar

Senior Executive Director, Digital Content

Adam Kempenaar is in his 15th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and first as Senior Executive Director, Digital Content. Kempenaar joined the club in 2002 as Web Producer before being appointed Director of New Media and Publications in 2008 and Senior Director of New Media and Creative Services in 2012.

Kempenaar oversees content across the Blackhawks' digital platforms, including chicagoblackhawks.com, Blackhawks TV and social media. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of Blackhawks Magazine and Blackhawks Publishing, which has produced three acclaimed hardcover championship books: "One Goal Achieved" (2010), "One Goal II" (2013) and "One Goal III" (2015). He also served as producer on the Blackhawks' two championship DVD/Blu-ray releases, "17 Seconds" (2013) and "Hat Trick" (2015), both of which had theatrical runs throughout Chicagoland.

The Blackhawks' #WhatsYourGoal social media and video campaign was recognized by the SportsBusiness Journal as a finalist for Best In Sports Social at the 2016 Sports Business Awards. In 2009, the club's social efforts were recognized by technology site Mashable for "Best Brand Use of Twitter." The following year, the Blackhawks were finalists for Mashable's "Must Follow Brand." 

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Kempenaar was Creative Projects Coordinator for the media research and consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He holds a master's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, as well as a bachelor's degree in English from Grinnell College. An Iowa native, Kempenaar and his wife, Sarah, have four children: Holden, Sophie, Quinn and Conor.

Julie Lovins

Director, Service and Retention

Julie Lovins is in her ninth season with the Chicago Blackhawks and her third as Director of Service and Retention. She previously served as Senior Manager of Customer Service.

In her current role, Lovins oversees the season ticket service department, which works to provide excellent customer care to the Blackhawks' season ticket base of more than 14,000 fans. She also manages the annual renewal process, including the creation of unique season ticketholder experiences and continued commitment to proactive communication.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Lovins worked in season ticket sales for the Washington Nationals, where she was a staff member during the opening of Nationals Park in March 2008, following eight years spent with various minor league teams. Outside of professional sports, Lovins has 15 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, in addition to four and a half years at Resource 3, Inc., a Dallas-based marketing firm, where she handled marketing, public relations and event planning for local and national clients.

Lovins, a native of Rockford, Ill., graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas with a degree in audio/video and film production.

Adam Rogowin

Senior Executive Director, Communications

Adam Rogowin is in his ninth season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his first as Senior Executive Director of Communications.

In his current role, Rogowin oversees all communications efforts as the organization's primary contact for media inquiries, including interview requests for front office staff, coaches and players; the dissemination of team information via press releases and game notes; and media credentialing for games, press conferences and special events. He is also the point person for television and radio broadcasts on flagship stations Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV and WGN Radio, as well as all Blackhawks national telecasts on NBC in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.

Rogowin previously served as Senior Director of Public Relations, with a focus on promoting team announcements for all off-ice activities. He was a member of the Blackhawks media relations department that received the 2010-11 Dick Dillman Award, given annually to the team judged by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) to be the best in media relations.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Rogowin spent four seasons with the Chicago Wolves. From 2006-08, he served as the team's Director of Media Relations, which includes the 2008 Calder Cup championship season.

The Morton Grove, Ill., native played hockey at Connecticut College, where he notched 19 assists and 28 points in 55 career games before graduating with a double major in English and sociology. In July 2016, Rogowin was named to Chicago's Jewish 36 under 36 list, an annual distinction presented by the Jewish United Fund (JUF).

He and his wife, Jen, have two sons, Cameron and Gavin.

Dan Rozenblat

Senior Director, Ticket Sales and Service

Dan Rozenblat is in his ninth season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his fifth as Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Service.

Rozenblat is responsible for managing the ticket sales and customer relations department. As of the start of the 2016-17 campaign, the Blackhawks have entertained 373 consecutive capacity crowds, and the franchise's season ticket base has grown to more than 14,000. Under Rozenblat's direction, the ticket operations and customer relations department is dedicated to providing the highest levels of customer service, including providing ticketholders with personalized service and customized benefits.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Rozenblat spent nine years with the Chicago Wolves and held several positions within the ticket sales department, the last of which was Director of New Business Development.

Rozenblat holds a bachelor's degree in sports management from Northern Illinois University. He resides in the northern suburbs with his wife, Eliane, and two children: Noah and Ella.

John Sandberg

Creative Director

John Sandberg is in his ninth season with the Chicago Blackhawks and second as Creative Director.

In his current role, Sandberg is responsible for the creative direction and design of all Blackhawks print collateral and other promotional vehicles for the organization. He coordinates production for all Blackhawks publications and provides art direction and design for Blackhawks Publishing, including the award-winning "One Goal II: The Inside Story of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks," "One Goal III" and 2010 bestseller "One Goal Achieved."

Sandberg also provides art direction for special events, including the annual Training Camp Festival and Blackhawks Convention, which earned a Silver Medal at the 2011 PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards for "Best Print, Poster or Outdoor Campaign." He is also involved in Blackhawks capital projects, including the new team locker room and flagship retail store near Chicago's "Magnificent Mile."

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Sandberg spent three years working in the Athletics Communications Department at Illinois State University. He served as the primary communications contact for baseball, men's and women's cross country and men's and women's track and field, while also serving as the media relations liaison for the D.A. Weibring Golf Club and secondary contact for the football program. Under his direction as chief editor and designer of the football and men's basketball gameday programs, the 2007-08 men's basketball program was voted "Best in the Nation" in NCAA Division I by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Moline, Ill., native graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in public relations and is working towards a master's degree in sport management from ISU.