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Ownership / Senior Management

Majority Owner, Governor: John P. McConnell

President, Alternate Governor: Mike Priest

General Manager, Alternate Governor: Jarmo Kekalainen


Executive Staff - Business Operations

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer: T.J. LaMendola

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer: Kathryn Dobbs

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer: Cameron Scholvin

Senior Vice President and General Counsel: Greg Kirstein

Vice President of Communications & Team Services: Todd Sharrock

Vice President of Corporate Partnerships: Ryan Shirk

Vice President of Marketing: Ryan Chenault

Vice President of Digital Marketing & Media: Marc Gregory

Vice President of Operations and Development: J.D. Kershaw

Vice President of Partner Activation & Premium Service: Becky Coffey

Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service: Marty Mulford


Hockey Operations

Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations, Associate General Manager and Alternate Governor: Bill Zito

Assistant General Manager: Basil McRae

Assistant General Manager: Josh Flynn

Assitant to the General Manager: Rick Nash

Director of Player Personnel: Chris Clark

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 Scout: Mike Antonovich, Oscar AkerlundSimon Barrette, Marshall Davidson, Greg Drechsel, Danny Flynn, Derek Ginnell, Stephane Leblanc, Dave Peters, Milan Tichy, Boris Yemelyanov

Pro Scout: Bob Halkidis, Doug Macdonald, Sam McMaster, Rich Sutter, Fedor Tyutin 

Pro Video Coordinator: Jim Viers

Scouting Coordinator: Tom Bark

Head Athletic Trainer: Mike Vogt

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Nates Goto, Chris Strickland

European Prospects Strength and Conditioning Coach: Daniel Tjarnqvisy

Equipment Manager: Tim LeRoy

Assistant Equipment Manager: Jamie Healy

Equipment Asssistant: Jason Stypinski

Executive Assistant, Hockey Operations: Beth Carlisle


Coaching Staff

Head Coach: John Tortorella

Assistant Coach: Brad Larsen, Kenny McCudden, Brad Shaw 

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Kevin Collins

Goaltending Coach: Manny Legace

Video Assistant Coach: Dan Singleton

Development Coach: Jared Boll, Gregory Campbell

European Player Development Coach: Jarkko Ruutu

Skating Consultant: Lee Harris


Cleveland Monsters

General Manager: Chris Clark

Assistant General Manager: Blake Geoffrion

Head Coach: Mike Eaves

Assistant Coach: Steve McCarthy, Trent Vogelhuber

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Kevin Schmalzried

Video Scout: Austin Powell

Athletic Trainer: Tom Bourdon

Equipment Manager: Dustin Halstead


Communications & Team Services

Director of Communications: Karen Davis

Manager of Communications: Glenn Odebralski

Manager of Team Services: Julie Gamble


Community Development

Associate Executive Director of Community Development: Katie Matney

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: Ryan O'Connor

Senior Partnership Development Manager: Justin Baldinger, Zach GalkinSam Morgan

Partnership Development Manager: Leah Cover

Partnership Activation Manager: Samantha Hagan

Partnership Activation Specialist: Scott Ball, Zoe Bodart, Victoria King, Richie Grimshaw

Director of Premium Relationships: Jeff Kauzlarich

Senior Premium Event Specialist: Grant Jamieson

Premium Relationship Executive: Tony Econ

Premium Experience Manager: Susan Oilar

Premium Experience Specialist: Kayla Constantino


Game Operations and Event Presentation

Executive Producer and Senior Director of Event Presentation: Derek Dawley

Manager of Event Presentation: Jason Abbadie

Video Production Manager: Andy Hookman

Senior Editor/Producer: David Traube

Producer/Videographer: Tanner Smith

Broadcast Engineer: Rick Shepherd



Director of Marketing: Jim Riley

Marketing Manager: Ben Harrison

Manager of Advertising & Creative Services: Jack Lyttle

Senior Graphic Designer: Jason Duignan

Graphic Designer: Patrick Cantwell, Andrew Dennis


Digital Marketing & Media

Director of Business Strategy: Jeff Eldersveld

Director of Digital Media: TJ Ansley

CRM Manager: Amy French

CRM Coordinator: Luke Napolitano

Digital Marketing Manager: Carson Reider

Digital & Social Media Coordinator: Anthony Allocco

Business Analyst: Charles Jacobs

Consumer Analyst: Francesco Marini

Marketing Automation Coordinator: Mitch Berg



Director of Broadcasting: Russ Mollohan

TV Color Analyst and Team Ambassador: Jody Shelley

TV Play-By-Play Announcer: Jeff Rimer

Radio Play-By-Play Announcer: Bob McElligott


Finance and Information Technology

Director of Finance / Controller: Joe Rudolf

Accounting Manager: 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

Payroll and Benefits Administrator: Shaun Skaggs

Human Resources Generalist: Brittany Cline

Human Resources Assistant: Brooklyn Stinson-Hill

Office Manager / Executive Assistant: Heidi Gibbs

Director, Legal Affairs: Peter Lovins

Law Clerk: Brian Moracz


Ticket Sales & Service

Director of New Business Development: Jeff Lesko

Manager of Group Sales: Dani Nell

Manager of Season Ticket Services: Carmelo Marzullo

Manager of New Business Development: Nate Bell

Ticket Sales Account Executive: Chelsea Kempton, Herkko Pollanen, Noah Skladan

Senior Season Ticket Account Specialist, Club Seating: Cody Craig

Season Ticket Account Specialist, Club Seating: Amanda Crandell

Season Ticket Account Specialists: Brittany Andrews, Brett Dymek, Jared Crockett, Evan Myers

Partial Plan Account Specialist: Richard Frey, Shawn Parsons

Group Event Specialist: Alexa Edwards, Mark Kijowski, Patrick Reilly, Sarah Sculley, Steve Wilhelm

Group Sales Coordinator: Madison White

Ticket Sales Consultant: Aaron Best, John Burns, Erika Gaertner, Taylor Kinley, Noah LaChance, Jacob Lambert, Derek Leto

Ticket Sales and Service Coordinator: Sarah Page


Ticket Operations

Director of Ticket Operations: Mark Metz

Ticket Operations Manager: Kevin O'Malley

Ticket Operations Specialist: Matthew Kill

Ticket Operations Coordinator: Wyatt Bamfield


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: Nick Waclawski

Director of Event Production: Matt Berens

Event Manager: Meagan Yanczura

Event Services Coordinator: Christian Salvito

Director of Event Services: Michael Hunter

Manager of Event Services: Elizabeth Fisher

Chief Engineer: Kevin Herron

Project Engineer: Mike Perakis

PM Engineer: Doug Van Culin

Operations Manager: Todd Martin

General Operations Supervisor: David Garrity

Box Office Manager: Dennis Novak

Ice Technician: Ian Huffman

Audio/Video Engineer: Jeff Baumgartner

Electrician: Jordan Kowbasa

Receptionist: Amanda Johnson

Housekeeping Supervisor: Roger Penick, Jr., Jeff James, Jr.

Housekeeping Assistant: Chris Brown

Conversion Supervisors: Robert Beach

Maintenance Supervisor: Chad Kemp 

Maintenance Technician : Jacob Winner

Maintenance: Paul Van Culin

Painters: Anthony Kincaid, Keven Jones

Ticket Seller: Moneet Davis, Christy Swaim

Senior Accountant: Corrie Robbins

Administrative Director: Jessica Fortin

Security Operations Manager: Scott McPherson

Security Guard: James Allen, John Roberts, Robert Kinard, Salvatore Dell'anno, Michael Rush, Shelly Richison, Matthew Walker, Kyle Hikins

Contact Us

Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationwide Arena
200 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Suite Level
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614.246.4625
Fax: 614.246.4007