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Ownership/Senior Management


Majority Owner/Governor: John P. McConnell

President/Alternate Governor: Mike Priest

President, Hockey Operations/Alternate Governor: John Davidson


Executive Staff - Business Operations


Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer: Cameron Scholvin

Senior Vice President/General Counsel: Greg Kirstein

Chief Financial Officer: T.J. LaMendola

Vice President, Communications & Team Services: Todd Sharrock

Vice President, Community Relations/Exec. Director, Blue Jackets Foundation: Kathryn Dobbs

Vice President, Digital Marketing & Media: Marc Gregory

Vice President, Marketing: J.D. Kershaw

Vice President, Ticket Sales & Service: Joseph Andrade

Vice President of Corporate Partnerships: Ryan Shirk


Hockey Operations


General Manager: Jarmo Kekalainen

Assistant General Manager: Bill Zito

Director of Hockey Administration: Josh Flynn

Director of Player Personnel: Basil McRae

Assistant to the General Manager: Tom Bark

Special Assistant to Hockey Operations: Fredrik Modin

Director of Amateur Scouting: Ville Siren

Scouting Coordinator: Scott Harris

Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting: Chris Morehouse

Director of European Scouting: Josef Boumedienne

Amateur Scouts: Mike Antonovich,  Marshall Davidson, Greg Drechsel, Derek Ginnell, Stephane Leblanc, Phil McRae, Rob Riley, Milan Tichy

Pro Scouts: Peter Dineen, Blake Geoffrion, Bob Halkidis, John Hill, Dan Hinote, Doug Macdonald, Sam McMaster 

European Video Scout: Simon Barrette

Scout: Craig Hartsburg

Head Athletic Trainer: Mike Vogt

Assistant Athletic Trainers: Nates Goto, Chris Strickland

Equipment Manager: Tim LeRoy

Assistant Equipment Manager: Jamie Healy, Jason Stypinski

Executive Assistant, Hockey Operations: Beth Carlisle Ebright


Coaching Staff


Head Coach: John Tortorella

Assistant Coach: Brad Larsen

Assistant Coach: Kenny McCudden

Assistant Coach: Brad Shaw

Goaltending Coach: Ian Clark

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Kevin Collins

Video Assistant Coach: Dan Singleton

Development Coach: Chris Clark

European Player Development Coach: Jarkko Ruutu


Communications & Team Services


Director of Communications: Karen Davis

Manager of Communications: Glenn Odebralski

Manager of Team Services: Julie Gamble


Community Relations

Director of Fan Development & Community Programs: Andee Boiman

Manager of Fan Development: Joel Siegman 

Manager of Mascot Services: Jason Zumpano 

Manager of Education & Community Partnerships: Maggie Walters 

Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Manager: Darla Owens


Corporate Partnerships & Premium Seating


Director of Corporate Partnership: Craig Smith

Sr. Director Partner Activation/Premium Service: Becky Coffey

Partnership Activation Specialists: Molly Taylor, Samantha Hagan, Caleb Horsley

Corporate Partnership Account Executives: Justin Baldinger, Marc Gosselin, Sam Morgan, Doug Vinci

Corporate Partnership Sales Coordinator: Evan Lee

Premium Account Specialist: Brenna Frattaroli, Paige Shepherd

Premium Seating Manager: Trent Gerhart


Game Operations and Event Presentation


Executive Producer and Senior Director of Event Presentation: Derek Dawley

Senior Manager of Event Presentation: Lynn Truitt

Video Production Manager: Andy Hookman

Senior Editor/Producer: David Traube

Producer/ Videographer: Tanner Smith

Broadcast Engineer: Rick Shepherd


Marketing & Fan Development


Director of Marketing: Jim Riley

Marketing Manager: Ben Harrison

Senior Graphic Designer: Jason Duignan

Graphic Designer: Cassie Good

Manager of Advertising & Creative Services: Jack Lyttle


Digital Marketing & Media


Director of Digital Marketing & Analytics: Jeff Eldersveld

Social Media Coordinator: Andrew Schwepfinger

Digital Media Coordinator: Adam Carro

Digital Marketing Analyst: Amy French

Digital Marketing Coordinator: Allie Dosmann

CRM Coordinator: Mary Lynn Berilla

Digital Assistant: Kelsi Steele


Finance and Information Technology


Director of Finance/Controller: Joe Rudolf

Staff Accountants: Zachary Kramer, Nora Ludwig

Accounts Payable Coordinator: Heather Benintendi

Director of Information Technology: Jim Connolly

Systems Analyst: Matthew DeStephen

Technical Support Specialist: Brad Zarnoch


Human Resources and Legal


Director of Human Resources: Becky Magaw

Senior Manager Payroll & Benefits Administration: Christine Phipps

Payroll Assistant: Karen Albert

Human Resources Coordinator: Katherine Schuette

Administrative Assistant: Heidi Gibbs

Staff Counsel: Peter Lovins

Paralegal: Ken Erney

Law Clerk: Jon Bond, Scott Gregory


Ticket Sales & Operations


Director of Ticket Operations: Mark Metz

Sr. Director of Ticket Sales: Drew Ribarchak

Director of Service & Retention: Kelly Jones

Manager of Inside Sales: Justin Dunn

Group Sales Manager: Dani Nell

Ticket Operations Managers: Kevin O'Malley

Ticket Operations Coordinator: Stephen Humphries, Matthew Kill

Group Event Specialists: Leah Cover, Alexa Edwards, Grant Jamieson, Matt Menard, Malinda Smith

Season Ticket Sales Account Executives: Taylor Kuehl, Noah Heiber, Saxon Graham, Joshua Latzko, Jacob Welter

Season Ticket Account Specialists : Brad Bellissimo, Cody Craig, Maxwell Cohen, Amanda Crandell, Carmelo Marzullo, Morgan Obendorfer

Inside Sales Representatives: Emily Auker, Myrasia Flowers, Richard Grimshaw, Chelsea Kempton, Jordan Key, Patrick Reilly, Colten Renner

Ticket Sales Coordinator:  Kayla Constantino




Director of Broadcasting: Russ Mollohan

TV Play-By-Play Announcer: Jeff Rimer

TV Color Analyst and Team Ambassador: Jody Shelley

TV Studio Analyst and Host: Bill Davidge

Radio Play-By-Play Announcer: Bob McElligott 


CBJ Arena Management


General Manager: Mike Gatto

Associate General Manager: Derek Smith

Assistant General Manager, Operations : Mark Greiner

Associate General Manager, Ticketing and Guest Services: Cait Schumann

Director of Arena Operations: Brad Cleveland 

Director of Event Production: Matt Berens

Event Coordinator: Meagan Yanczura

Manager of Guest Services: Michael Hunter

General Operations Supervisor: Adam McClung

Chief Engineer: Kevin Herron

Project Engineer: Mike Perakis

PM Engineer: Doug Van Culin

Conversion Manager: Todd Martin

Box Office Manager: Dennis Novak

Ice Technician: Ian Huffman

Audio/Video Engineer: Jeff Baumgartner

Electrician: Eric Richison

Receptionists: Shannon Brown, Eryn Kane, Christina Steiner

Housekeeping Supervisor: Roger Penick, Jr.

Housekeeping Assistant: Chris Brown

Conversion Supervisors: Robert Beach

Maintenance Supervisor: Chad Kemp 

Maintenance Technician : Jacob Winner

Maintenance: Paul Van Culin

Painters: Jeff James, Anthony Kincaid

Ticket Sellers: Moneet Davis, Christy Swaim

Senior Accountant: Michael Fullen

Guest Services Coordinator: Elizabeth Fisher

Administrative Assistant: Jessica Lindsey-Shaw

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