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Sackman, Emerson named to Blues Executive Commitee

Blues also announce additional promotions throughout the organization

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues today announced sixteen new promotions within the organization, including the additions of Jamie Sackman and Keira Emerson to the Blues' executive committee and the senior-level appointments of Randy Girsch and Trevor Nickerson.

With seven years of experience at the Blues, Sackman will step into the role of vice president and chief people officer, responsible for the organization's recruitment and talent acquisition processes as well as all key diversity, equity and inclusion and cultural initiatives, among other programs related to employee resources and management.

"It is an honor to support our people and the talent that make the Blues an incredible organization," said Sackman. "In joining the executive committee, I'm thrilled to bring a fresh viewpoint to the table to further enrich the experience of our employees as they pursue their careers."

Emerson will become vice president and chief strategy officer, overseeing and driving the development of strategic plans and business analyses. Since joining the Blues in 2015, she has built the Blues' analytics department to support company-wide strategies, amplify revenues and enable analyses of broad and innovative initiatives like new spaces in Enterprise Center and the NHL All-Star Game.

"I'm proud to take on this new leadership role and, along with Jamie, bring new perspective to the executive committee," said Emerson. "As part of the St. Louis Blues, I've been able to uniquely apply my passion for using data to develop and execute informed, strategic plans, and I look forward to continuing to propel the Blues' dynamic strategies."

Additionally, Randy Girsch will become vice president and executive director of Blues for Kids, leading all community outreach and partnerships as well as programs to grow hockey across the region. Throughout his 13 years with the Blues, Girsch has played a pivotal role in increasing the footprint and impact of the Blues Community Partnerships and youth outreach, including providing grants to more than 100 local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of St Louis youth.

Trevor Nickerson will serve as vice president and executive producer of Blue Note Productions, spearheading content and storytelling on all digital and social platforms. Implemented and developed by Nickerson over the last seven seasons, Blue Note Productions has become one of the league's top storytelling groups. The work of Nickerson and his team has won six Emmy awards and helped build the Blues' social media presence into a top performer in the league.

"The Blues are committed to the growth and development of our team members," said Chris Zimmerman, president and CEO of the St. Louis Blues. "These talented individuals have been critical to our success throughout many business areas and levels of the organization, bringing valuable leadership and contributions that helped us earn the Team of the Year Award from the Sports Business Journal in 2020.

"In some cases, homegrown talent has even created all-new departments over time. With these well deserved promotions, and with Jamie and Keira joining the executive committee, we look forward to our next chapter together."

The additional promotions span multiple areas of the organization. Dan O'Neill will be taking on the role of senior director of media content, and Chris Pinkert the senior director of digital content.

For Blue Note Productions, Eric Siders will be director, and Ashali Vise has been named host.

Brandon Knox was promoted to senior manager of fan development. Kyle Worman will be senior manager of building operations, and Elizabeth Dean will be senior manager of ticket operations.

Amy Quinonez will take on the role of senior manager of partnership activation while Corinne Dunn will become senior manager of client retention, and Meg O'Neill the senior manager of premium service and hospitality.

Elise Butler was also promoted to manager of social media, and Tiffany Stern the manager of human resources.

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