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Blackhawks Directors

Sara Bailey

Director, Corporate Sponsorships

Sara Bailey is in her 13th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and her fourth 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 25th 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 spent 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 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and her second as Senior Director of Fan Development.

Camins' department contributes to the overall growth of youth hockey in Illinois through MinorHawks and Little Blackhawks 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 31,574 registered hockey players during the 2016-17 season, marking a 42 percent increase in membership since the 2007-08 season. In addition, Illinois has produced the fifth-most NCAA Division I men's hockey players in the nation, marking a 48 percent growth over the last decade. The Blackhawks currently have partnerships with 72 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. She and her husband, Marc Daft, have a son, Jack.

Steve DiLenardi

Director, Group Sales

Steve DiLenardi is in his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his third as Director 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.

A.J. Dolan

Director, Production and Content Marketing

A.J. Dolan is in his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and second as Director of Production and Content Marketing. He oversees all in-arena production and entertainment for the organization and contributes to the creative direction of Blackhawks advertising campaigns. He is also responsible for coordinating and creating original video content under the umbrella of Blackhawks TV to promote and support the Blackhawks brand and its players through different marketing vehicles including TV, web, social and in-arena displays.

Dolan's work includes crafting and producing the Blackhawks' 2013 and 2015 banner-raising ceremonies, the pregame on-ice projections and introduction videos, and numerous video series including "The More You Know," "Blackhawks Smooth Jazz" and "Soup and a Sandwich."

Dolan's work won awards for the National Hockey League's Best Overall Video Display and Best Promotional Video at the 2015 and 2016 Information Display Entertainment Association Conferences. He was also selected by the NHL to produce and direct in-game entertainment for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, a three-week international tournament featuring more than 180 of the world's top players.

Dolan is a graduate of Ohio University with a double-major in business and sport management.

Michael Dorsch

Director, Finance

Mike Dorsch is in his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his second 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.

Ashley Hinton

Director, Community Relations

Ashley Hinton is entering her 10th season with the Blackhawks and her first as Director of Community Relations. She previously served as Senior Manager of Community Relations.

Hinton oversees the design and implementation of new programs that advance the vision and goals of the Community Relations Department as well as Chicago Blackhawks Charities. She also facilitates all wish experiences and assists with Blackhawks Better Halves initiatives. Hinton has helped several Blackhawks players launch their individual charitable foundations.

Additionally, Hinton directs special events and manages game-night fundraising, including the Split the Pot program, which has generated more than $10 million in charitable funds over its first decade and became a fully electronic process under her supervision.

Hinton, a Michigan native, graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in sports management and communication.

Julie Lovins

Director, Service and Retention

Julie Lovins is in her 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and her fourth 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.

Tovah McCord

Foundation Director

Tovah McCord is in her second season with the Chicago Blackhawks as Foundation Director. She is responsible for strategic planning and program development for the upcoming Blackhawks Community Ice Arena and the expansion of fundraising initiatives for Chicago Blackhawks Charities, in addition to overseeing CBC's grant-making process.

Previously, McCord served as the Regional Director of The Kitchen Community, where she oversaw all strategy and operations, including expanding the program into 15 additional schools. Additionally, she established strategic partnerships with corporate and community organizations including Google, the Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago Police Department and led all fundraising initiatives for special events, board development and donor cultivation.

Dan Rozenblat

Executive Director, Ticket Sales and Service

Dan Rozenblat is in his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his first as Executive 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 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and third 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 oversees 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 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 has also contributed to Blackhawks capital projects, including the new team locker room, United Center East Atrium and Blackhawks offices, retail stores throughout Chicagoland and the Community Ice Arena.

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.

John Steinmiller

Director, Media Relations

John Steinmiller is in his third season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his first as Director of Media Relations.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks as Media Relations Manager, Steinmiller spent two seasons as Basketball Communications Manager with the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, which included their run to a WNBA Championship in 2014. Prior to that, he worked 10 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, where he served as Senior Manager of Media Relations. With the Brewers, he assisted with on- and off-field media relations, club social media efforts and various community and marketing activities.

A graduate of Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in political science, Steinmiller also spent time working in the sports information department at Marquette University and the Milwaukee Bucks public relations department.

The Milwaukee native currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Kate.

Patricia Walsh

Payroll Director

Patricia Walsh is in her ninth season with the Blackhawks and her first season as Payroll Director. She first joined the organization as a payroll administrator and worked with accounts payables.

In her current role, Walsh is responsible for all aspects of payroll relating to the Blackhawks' National Hockey League and American Hockey League players as well as scouting staff. Additionally, she implements the organization's time and attendance systems and collaborates with internal and external vendors to enhance the efficiency of the Finance Department.

Walsh previously spent five years at Hewitt Associates and seven years at Harris Bank working in a similar payroll management capacity. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in finance.