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A passionate and knowledgeable leader who is deeply involved in all aspects of the family's business, Gaglardi began his career in the hospitality industry at age 13 as a busboy and has worked in virtually every area of his business since that time. He spent considerable time in construction, hotel and restaurant operations, real estate development and finance. At age 23, he was promoted to president of the Sandman Hotel Group, and at 26 he became president of Northland Properties Corporation, the Gaglardi family's umbrella company. 

Under his direction, Northland has grown to be the largest family-owned hospitality company in Canada including a large portfolio of hotels with the Sandman Hotel Group and the Sutton Place Hotels & Resorts, several restaurant chains including Denny's Restaurants of Canada, Moxie's Grill & Bar, Chop Steakhouse & Bar and Shark Club Bar & Grill. In 2009, Gaglardi began expanding his brand of hospitality to the United Kingdom and more recently began operating in the United States, with the first Moxie's Grill & Bar opening in Dallas in November of 2016, and the first Sandman Hotel opening in Plano in February of 2019. The family also owns and operates a large real estate portfolio and the world renowned Revelstoke Mountain Resort. In addition to his role with the Stars, Gaglardi is a co-owner of the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club of the Western Hockey League and serves as its governor.

An active member of the community, Gaglardi founded the Sandman Harvest Foundation, which has raised over $1 million for disadvantaged and medically challenged children living in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. He also serves as trustee for the PA and JM Gaglardi Senior Citizens Society, a non-profit society providing housing for seniors in Kamloops, B. C. and serves on the board of St. George's School in Vancouver. He founded the Josh Dyck Foundation to assist Josh with his recovery from an auto accident in October 2006, which left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

Gaglardi and his wife Brittney have three sons, Charlie, Bennett and Wilson, all of whom play competitive hockey. In addition to his own participation on his hockey team, Gaglardi enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family at their cottage on the shores of Kamloops Lake near Savona, B.C.

Over the course of Lites' two prior stints with the Stars (1993-02; 2003-07), the team won seven division championships, two Western Conference championships, two Presidents' Trophies, and the 1999 Stanley Cup. He played an active role in the conception, design, construction and on-going business operations of American Airlines Center and Dr Pepper StarCenter ice facilities. Most recently, Lites played a significant role in hiring General Manager Jim Nill, purchasing the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the operating lease of the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas.

From 1999-02, Lites also served as president of MLB's Texas Rangers, becoming one of only four executives at the time to simultaneously manage the affairs of two major league franchises. He served three years on MLB's Executive Council and was President when the Rangers captured the 1999 American League West championship.

Prior to joining the Stars in 1993, Lites served 11 years as chief operating officer of the Detroit Red Wings, who during his stint, won three Norris Division championships and two Norris Division Playoff championships after having missed the playoffs in 10 of the 11 seasons before his hiring. During his tenure, the Red Wings were named by Financial World magazine as the most valuable franchise in the NHL in 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993. Lites was also instrumental in the defection of former Soviet stars Sergei Fedorov, Vyacheslav Kozlov and Vladimir Konstantinov, each of whom played important parts of the Red Wings' record-setting and Stanley Cup champion hockey clubs.

While with Detroit, Lites also served as chief operating officer of Olympia Arenas, Inc., one of the Midwest's largest facility management companies. He was also responsible for the redevelopment of Detroit's historic Fox Theatre, now the most successful entertainment venue of its type in the United States and the cornerstone of Detroit's growing northside sports, entertainment and gaming complexes.

From 2007 until being rehired by the Stars in 2011, Lites managed the New York Football Giants' Personal Seat License program at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. That program was one of the most successful of its type in history.

Born and raised in Pentwater, Mich., Lites received a bachelor of arts degree with highest honors from the University of Michigan in 1975 and graduated cum laude from Wayne State (MI) University Law School in 1978. He specialized in litigation and labor contract negotiations when he practiced law. Jim and his wife, Kim, reside in Frisco. They have four children, sons Chase, Sam, Chandler, and daughter, Brooke.

Alberts' career includes nearly two decades of professional sports experience selling tickets, suites, premium seating, and sponsorships. From 1996-2009, Alberts worked for the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers in various sales management roles in tickets, suites and corporate sponsorships. From 2006-09, Alberts served as the Executive Vice President of the Hicks Sports Marketing Group, the in-house sponsorship sales group for the Stars, Texas Rangers, and Liverpool Football Club. In 2009, Alberts took over as the Vice President of Sponsorship and Sales at Legends/CSL, overseeing a number of events at numerous venues around the country, most notably the Circuit of The Americas, a Formula One racing track in Austin, Texas.

Since rejoining the team in 2011, Alberts has played an integral role in the resurgence of the Stars in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, helping lead the organization to tremendous growth in brand visibility, attendance and sponsorship sales. Alberts and his leadership team were instrumental in the sweeping rebrand of the team, retiring the numbers of Mike Modano and Jere Lehtinen and creating tremendous sponsorship value for the team and its partners.

Alberts received his bachelor's degree from Ripon College in 1992 where he was a four-year lettermen and co-captain of the basketball team, earning an induction into the Ripon College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. He received a master's degree in sports administration from Northern Colorado in 1995. Alberts is an avid golfer, and fitness enthusiast.

He resides with his wife and their daughter, Grace, in Southlake, Texas.

Dallas Stars Executives

POSITION NAME
Owner and Governor Tom Gaglardi
CEO and Alternate Governor James R. Lites
President Brad Alberts
Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer Matt Bowman
Executive Vice President, Business Operations and General Counsel Alana Matthews
Special Assistant to the President Marty Turco
Executive Assistant to the CEO Brittany McMullen

Hockey Operations

POSITION NAME
General Manager Jim Nill
Senior Advisor to the General Manager Les Jackson
Assistant General Manager/Texas Stars General Manager Scott White
Assistant General Manager Mark Janko
Player Development Coordinators

J.J. McQueen 

Rich Peverley

European Player Development Coordinator Pär Johansson
Director, Team Services Jason Rademan
Executive Assistant, Hockey Operations

Lisa Smail

COACHES
Head Coach Jim Montgomery
Assistant Coaches

John Stevens

Rick Bowness

Todd Nelson

Goaltending Coach Jeff Reese
Goaltending Development Coach Jim Bedard
Skills Coach Stan Tugolukov
Video Coach Kelly Forbes
Assistant Video Coach Matt Rodell
SCOUTING
Director, Amateur Scouting Joe McDonnell
Director, European Scouting Kari Takko
Head Professional Scout Paul McIntosh
Professional Scouts

Craig Bonner

Amateur Scouts

Dennis Holland

Jiri Hrdina

Jimmy Johnston

David Kolb

Mark Leach

Stu MacGregor

Rickard Oquist

Buddy Powers

Borys Protsenko 

Evgueni Tsybouk

Shane Turner

Hockey Analytics Coordinator/Professional Scout

Alex LePore

Hockey Analytics Coordinator/Amateur Scout Sam Lites
TRAINING STAFF
Head Athletic Trainer Dave Zeis
Associate Athletic Trainer Craig Lowry
Head Equipment Manager Steve Sumner
Assistant Equipment Manager Dennis Soetaert
Equipment Assistants

Mike Prodgers

Trevor Heinzerling

Strength and Rehabilitation Coach Brad Jellis
Massage Therapist Daniel Garcia

Medical Staff

POSITION NAME
Medical Director, Orthopedic Surgery William J. Robertson, MD
Head Team Physician Robert J. Dimeff, MD
Plastic Surgery Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD
Dentist Wayne Scott, DDS
Emergency Medicine

Alexander Eastman, MD

Jeffery C. Metzger, MD

Neuropsychology Munro Cullum, PhD
Assistant Team Physicians

Jesse Even, MD

Shane Miller, MD

Rathna Nuti, MD

Physical Therapist and Rehab Coordinator Nick Andreas, PhD
Ophthalmology R. Wayne Bowman, MD
Chiropractor Mary Collings

Alumni Association

POSITION NAME
Director, Alumni Association Bob Bassen
Director, Business and Hockey Development Brenden Morrow

Communications and Broadcasting

POSITION NAME
Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting Tom Holy
Corporate Communications Manager Joe Calvillo
Media Relations Manager Ben Fromstein
Player Relations Manager Christa Melia
Team Photographers

Glenn James

Tim Heitman

Brandon Colston

TV & RADIO
Play-by-Play Announcer Josh Bogorad
Color Analyst

Daryl Reaugh

Television Desk Host

Brien Rea

Television Desk Analyst

Brent Severyn

Radio Host

Owen Newkirk

Radio Analyst

Bruce LeVine

Television Producer Mike Leary
Television Director Mark Vittorio
Associate Producer Doug Foster
Associate Producer John Sponsler

Corporate Operations

POSITION NAME
Director, Facilities Jack Cooper
Facility Engineers

Lee Savage

Stephen Drown

Dustin Stephens

Executive Assistant, Business Operations Jamie Silva
Receptionist Jae Gary
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Director, IT

Matthew Keller

Manager, IT Operations Jonathan Geremia
Coordinator, IT Support Corbin Lewis
IT Technician Cameron Stoltz

Corporate Partnerships

POSITION NAME
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships Guy Tomcheck
Directors, Corporate Partnerships

Andrew Durbin

Mark Kent

Director, Activation Colette Rushing
Managers, Corporate Partnerships

Kelcie Holloway

Jon Pyle

Manager, Partnership Revenue Lindsey Pacatte
Activation Coordinators

Alexa Schnoor

Matthew Singelyn

Partnership Coordinator Sydney Loutit

Dallas Stars Foundation

POSITION NAME
President, Foundation Marty Turco
Director, Foundation Chelsea Livingston
Coordinator, Education Allie Helm
Coordinator, 50/50 Raffle Sales Jillian Lewis

Legal and Human Resources

POSITION NAME
Legal Counsel Cara Martin
Vice President, Human Resources Lindsay Dowdy
Human Resources Manager Megan Lippe
Organizational Design Manager Jessica Nemergut
HR Generalist Brooke Theemling
Payroll Administrator Christian Hardin

Finance and Administration

POSITION NAME
Chief Financial Officer Therese Baird 
Controller Matthew Lillestol
Accounts Payable Clerk

Felicia Parker

Accounting Supervisor

Ashlyn Ray

Financial Analyst

Ashlee Gaston

Sr. Accountant

Morgan Clark

Staff Accountants

Amara Fuscardo

Robyn Day

Tyler Galvin

Marketing and Brand Development

POSITION NAME
Senior Vice President, Marketing Dan Stuchal
MARKETING
Vice President, Marketing Trent Morton
Director, Marketing Colleen Hamilton
Manager, Website Jeff Odom
Manager, Social Media T.J. Thornton
Coordinator, Marketing Hannah Helms
Manager, Marketing - Comerica Center Becca Berger
Coordinator, Marketing - Children's Health StarCenter Kendall Cogen
Senior Staff Writer, DallasStars.com Mike Heika
PRODUCTION
Director, Creative Jeffrey Neal
Director, Production

Cody Eastwood

Senior Producer

Jeff Toates

Producer/Editors

Hunter Harrington

Shon Niswanger

Senior Graphic Designer Tiffany Johansen
Graphic Designer

Nika Tafarroji

Visual Effects Designer Alex Kleuser
Production Associates

Matt Johnston

Anthony Carusone

GAME PRESENTATION
Director, Game Presentation Kevin Harp
Manager, Game Presentation Jonathan Maniet
In-Arena Director Terri McCormack
Public Address Announcer Jeff Kovarsky
Anthem Singer / In-Game Host Celena Rae
Music Director Michael Gruber
EVENT OPERATIONS
Director, Event Operations Steve Phillips
Director, Ice Girls Robbyn Dougherty
Manager, Promotions Kevin Hardey
Coordinator, Promotions Eric Wilder
Coordinator, Mascot Nathan Sidey
MERCHANDISE
Director, Merchandise Kristopher Smith
Coordinator, Merchandise Alicia Kuhn

Sales, Business Intelligence & Ticket Operations

POSITION NAME
Vice President, Tickets Sales & Service Daniel Venegas
Manager, Ticket Sales Lance Kay
Account Executive, New Business Development

Nate Hoag

Joseph Harvey

Kendall Washington

Luke Rockwell

Business Development

Chase Smith

Inside Sales Representatives

Colton Anderson

GROUP SALES
Manager, Group Sales

Todd Streets

Account Executive, Group Sales

Lauren Ball

Marvin Pichardo

Lydia Crouser

CLIENT RELATIONS
Account Executives, Client Relations

Chris Kelly

Mika Grant

Chris Cesario

Joanie Garlich

Cody Strull

Michael Weller

Matt Mulvanny

Evan Haras

Suite Coordinator Robbyn Dougherty
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Director, Business Intelligence Patrick Westbrook
Analyst, Business Intelligence Jared Musel
TICKET OPERATIONS
Director, Ticket Operations

Ricky Hernandez

Manager, Ticket Operations Jeff Gogerty
Coordinator, Ticket Operations

Daniel Davila

Coordinators, Box Office

Joseph Denny

Chase Paskert

Children's Health StarCenters

CORPORATE MANAGEMENT
Vice President Damon Boettcher
Director, Operations David Copland
Corporate Operations Team

Dan Sawyers

Amateur Hockey Partnership Development Lucas Reid
Director of Hockey Development Dwight Mullins
Tournament Series Director Brad Buckland
Manager, Business Operations John Naylor
Manager, Programs Shelley Myers
Administrative Assistant Jordan Jones
RINK MANAGEMENT
General Manager, Frisco Keith Andresen
Senior General Manager, Plano Dan Morris
General Manager, McKinney Todd Cochran
General Manager, Richardson Kenny Carroll
General Manager, Farmers Branch Mark Servaes
General Manager, Mansfield Bryan Lee
General Manager, Euless Jerid Nemergut

Comerica Center

POSITION NAME
General Manager, Comerica Center Michael Landin
Director, Building Operations Dave Copland
Manager, Box Office Jeff Gogerty
Coordinators, Event Services

Amber Schmalz

Bradon Barr

Dallas Stars Executive Offices

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