LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings announced that club Chief Operating Officer Kelly Cheeseman has been named to Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list. He will be recognized during an event tonight in Dana Point.
Cheeseman serves as COO for the Kings and AEG Sports, which oversees multiple sports teams and events including the Kings, LA Galaxy (four-time MLS Champions), Amgen Tour of California (America’s most successful cycling race) and several European hockey and soccer franchises.
Currently in his 14th year with the organization, Cheeseman’s day-to-day role as COO for the Kings includes overseeing the Kings’ various business departments with the goal of maximizing club revenues. His areas of oversight include Ticket Sales and Service, CRM and Analytics, Marketing, Digital, Game Presentation, Public Relations/Communications, Broadcasting, Fan Development, Community Relations and Human Resources.
As part of the senior executive leadership team within the Kings, Cheeseman has helped play an integral role in achieving record organizational success and setting a number of franchise records in Ticket Sales, Sponsorship and On-line Digital Metrics. Last week the Kings sold out their 100th straight game, a franchise record.