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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

Senior Vice President/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

Pro Video Coordinator: Jim Viers

Special Assistant to Hockey Operations: Fredrik Modin

Director of High Performance: Nelson Ayotte

Director of Amateur Scouting: Ville Siren

Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting: Chris Morehouse

Director of European Scouting: Josef Boumedienne

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

Pro Scouts: Peter Dineen, Bob Halkidis, Doug Macdonald, Sam McMaster, Rich Sutter 

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 Coaches: Brad Larsen, Brad Shaw, Kenny McCudden

Goaltending Coach: Ian Clark

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Kevin Collins

Video Assistant Coach: Dan Singleton

Development Coach: Chris Clark, Gregory Campbell

European Player Development Coach: Jarkko Ruutu


Cleveland Monsters


General Manager: Bill Zito

Assistant General Manager: Blake Geoffrion

Head Coach: John Madden

Assistant Coach: Steve McCarthy

Goaletending Coach: Manny Legace

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Kevin Schmalzried

Video Scout: Austin Powell

Athletic Trainer: Tom Bourdon

Equipment Manager: Dustin Halstead

Hockey Operations Assistant: Kyle Langen


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

Grassroots Hockey Manager: Jason Zumpano 

Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Manager: Darla Owens

Manager of Education & Community Partnerships: Michelle Brueggeman

Community Relations Coordinator: Meredith Bush

Mascot Services Coordinator: Andrew Appelhans

Fan Development Coordinator: Joseph Renza


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, Victoria King

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

Premium Seating Account Executive: Morgan Obendorfer

Premium Account Specialist: Brenna Frattaroli

Premium Seating Manager: Trent Gerhart


Game Operations and Event Presentation


Executive Producer and Senior Director of Event Presentation: Derek Dawley

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

Manager of Advertising & Creative Services: Jack Lyttle

Graphic Designer: Patrick Cantwell

Marketing Manager Special Projects: Joel Siegman


Digital Marketing & Media


Director of Business Strategy: Jeff Eldersveld

Director of Digital Media: TJ Ansley

CRM Manager: Amy French

CRM Coordinator: Luke Napolitano

E-mail and Marketing Automation Coordinator: Adam Carro

Digital & Social Media Coordinator: Allie Dosmann

Digital & Social Media Coordinator: Carson Reider

Reporter: Brian Hedger

Business Analyst: Charles Jacobs

Consumer Analyst: Francesco Marini


Finance and Information Technology


Director of Finance/Controller: Joe Rudolf

Senior Accountant: Zachary Kramer

Staff Accountant: 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

Human Resources Generalist: Katherine Schuette

Payroll and Benefits Administrator: Robin Hayes

Administrative Assistant: Heidi Gibbs

Staff Counsel: Peter Lovins

Paralegal: Ken Erney


Ticket Sales & Operations


Sr. Director of Ticket Sales: Drew Ribarchak

Director of Service & Retention: Kelly Jones

Director of Ticket Operations: Mark Metz

Manager of Season Ticket Services: Carmelo Marzullo

Manager of Group Sales: Dani Nell

Manager of Inside Sales: Justin Dunn

Ticket Operations Manager: Kevin O'Malley

Season Ticket Sales Account Executives: Noah Heiber, Jacob Welter, Matthew Hogan, Chelsea Kempton

Season Ticket Account Specialists: Emily Auker, Cody Craig, Maxwell Cohen, Amanda Crandell, Jared Crockett, Richie Grimshaw

Group Event Specialists: Leah Cover, Alexa Edwards, Grant Jamieson, Malinda Smith, Patrick Reilly, Alec Snider

Inside Sales Representatives: Taylor Campbell, Andrew Cousineau, Brett Dymek, Brendan Henry, Chelsea Kempton, Tyra Keuchler, Karly Lewis, Herkko Pollanen, Sarah Sculley, Noah Skladan, Alli Sobotka, Steven Wilhelm, Kevin Zoleski

Ticket Operations Specialist: Stephen Humphries

Ticket Operations Coordinator: Matthew Kill

Ticket Sales & Events 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 Manager: Meagan Yanczura

Director of Guest Services & Event Security: Michael Hunter

Guest Services Manager: Elizabeth Fisher

General Operations Supervisor: Adam McClung

Chief Engineer: Kevin Herron

Project Engineer: Mike Perakis

PM Engineer: Doug Van Culin

Assistant Building Engineer: Bart Learman

Conversion Manager: Todd Martin

Box Office Manager: Dennis Novak

Ice Technician: Ian Huffman

Audio/Video Engineer: Jeff Baumgartner

Electrician: Jordan Kowbasa

Receptionists:  Aaron Alston, Angela Armocida

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: Corrie Robbins

Administrative Assistant: Jessica Fortin

Security Manager: Brian Santiago

Security Guards: Constantine Polites, Regina Wannemacher, Charles Stephens, Gevon Malone, Christopher Bosco, Robert Kinard, Robert Blair, Salvatore Dell'anno, Clarence Maxwell

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