Dallas Stars Front Office

Tom Gaglardi

Owner and Governor

R. Thomas (Tom) Gaglardi is the owner and governor of the Dallas Stars Hockey Club and the president of Northland Properties Corporation, the largest family-owned hospitality company in Canada with its head offices located in Vancouver, B.C. He was officially introduced as the sixth owner in franchise history on Nov. 21, 2011.

Since acquiring the club, Gaglardi has revitalized hockey in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, overhauling the team’s front office by hiring veteran administrator Jim Lites to serve as president and installing one of the most respected hockey minds in Jim Nill as general manager.

He also spearheaded the overhaul of the team’s logo and uniform, forging a new identity for the club to fit his vision. Under his watch, industry insiders have consistently identified the Stars as a team “on the rise” for both the business and hockey operations side of the organization. During the 2014-15 season, Gaglardi purchased the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL) and acquired the operating rights to H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas. The move reinforced his commitment to sustaining and growing the sport of hockey in the state of Texas and creating a seamless organizational process to develop and train NHL-caliber players, coaches and front office staff.

 

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.

 

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 2016, and the first Sandman Hotel opening in Plano in February 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.

Brad Alberts

President/Chief Executive Officer

Brad Alberts is in his second tenure with the Dallas Stars and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer after rejoining the team in February 2011.

Additionally, he acts as President and Alternate Governor of the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League, roles in which he has served in since July 1, 2017. Alberts serves alongside Stars Chairman Jim Lites on the American Airlines Center Board of Directors, assisting in the management of one of the busiest arenas in the United States.

Alberts, who was named team President on March 2, 2018 and took on the role of Chief Executive Officer on July 10, 2020, oversees all aspects of the Stars business operations. Previously leading all sales and marketing, he’s also in charge of all aspects of the organization's finance and administration, box office, human resources and information technology, as well as the communications department, which has won two Dick Dillman Awards as the NHL’s Western Conference top public relations staff under his leadership.

 

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 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, Jere Lehtinen and Sergei Zubov and creating tremendous sponsorship value for the team and its partners. Under his leadership and direction, the organization hosted the 2020 Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl Stadium against the Nashville Predators. The event sold out within hours of tickets going on sale and was hailed as one of the most successful NHL events of all time, becoming the second-highest attended game in league history with a capacity crowd of 85,630.

 

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 University of Northern Colorado in 1995. Alberts is an avid golfer and fitness enthusiast. Alberts serves as a member of the American Cancer Society CEO Board, the Dallas Sports Commission Board and is actively involved in other non-profit causes in the Metroplex.

 

He resides in Dallas with his wife Kate and their daughter Grace.

James R. Lites

Chairman, Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi appointed Jim Lites President and CEO of the Stars on Nov. 18, 2011. Lites is very familiar with the position having held it twice previously under prior owners Norm Green and Tom Hicks.

Shifting his role to serve as the team’s Chairman and Managing Director of Northland Properties Corporation, U.S. Division in July 2020, Lites boasts a reputation as one the finest administrators in professional sports. He continues to work with Mr. Gaglardi on the day-to-day business activities of the Stars, while overseeing the hockey operations department and continuing to chair the Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group. Lites also maintains his role as the organization’s alternate governor, a role he held from 1982-2007. Over the years, Lites has served on the Board’s marketing, broadcasting, expansion and game committees.

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 Children’s Health 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 H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas.

 

From 1999-02, Lites also served as president of the 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 the 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 Giants’ Personal Seat License program at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey - a program that was one of the most successful of its type in history.

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

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

DSE Hockey Club, L.P.

2601 Avenue of the Stars
Frisco, TX 75034

(214) 387-5500

Comerica Center

2601 Avenue of the Stars
Frisco, TX 75034

(214) 387-5700

DALLAS STARS EXECUTIVES

POSITION
NAME
Owner and Governor Tom Gaglardi
President and Chief Executive Officer Brad Alberts
Chairman James R. Lites
Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer Matt Bowman
Chief Financial Officer Therese Baird
Chief Communications Officer Dan Stuchal
Senior Vice President, StarCenter Facilities Damon Boettcher
Senior Vice President, Human Resources Lindsay Dowdy
Special Assistant to the President Marty Turco
Executive Assistant to the President/CEO Brittany McMullen

HOCKEY OPERATIONS

POSITION
NAME
General Manager Jim Nill
Assistant General Manager/Texas Stars General Manager Scott White
Assistant General Manager Mark Janko
Director of Player Personnel Rich Peverley
Player Development Coordinators

J.J. McQueen

Ben Bishop

Player Development Coordinator/ European Professional Scout Pär Johansson
Director, Team Services Jason Rademan
Director, Organizational Analysis Sam Lites
Director, Hockey Analytics Matt Rodell
Senior Quantitative Analyst Brad Behan
Coordinator, Hockey Analytics Derek Lasker
Executive Assistant, Hockey Operations Lisa Clark
COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Pete DeBoer
Assistant Coaches

Steve Spott

Alain Nasreddine

Misha Donskov

Goaltending Coach Jeff Reese
Skills Coach Stan Tugolukov
Head Video Coach Patrick Dolan
Assistant Video Coach Chris Demczuk
Skating Coach Luke Chilcott
Mental Skills Consultant Chad Bohling
TEXAS STARS
Head Coach, Texas Stars (AHL) Neil Graham
Assistant Coach, Texas Stars (AHL) Travis Morin
Assistant Coach, Texas Stars (AHL) Max Fortunus
Goaltender Development Coach, Texas Stars (AHL) Ryan Daniels
Video Coach, Texas Stars (AHL) Josh Johnson
SCOUTING
Director, Amateur Scouting Joe McDonnell
Director, European Scouting Kari Takko
European Director of Player Personnel Rickard Oquist
Amateur Scouts

Sergei Chibisov

Dennis Holland

Jiri Hrdina

Jason Jaffray

Jimmy Johnston

David Kolb

Shane Turner

Rob Grillo

Head Professional Scout Craig Bonner
Professional Scouts

Paul McIntosh

Matt Mangene

Hockey Analytics Coordinator/Professional Scout

Alex LePore

TRAINING STAFF
Director, Sports Performance Troy Van Biezen
Head Athletic Trainer Dave Zeis
Assistant Athletic Trainer Shay McGlynn
Head Equipment Manager Dennis Soetaert
Assistant Equipment Manager Nick Lazor
Equipment Assistants

Trevor Heinzerling

Andrew Stegehuis

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Donoghue
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Matthew Crawley
Physical Therapist Nick Andreas, PhD
Massage Therapist D. J. Almonte

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

Marshal Isaacs, MD

Brian Miller, MD

Neuropsychology Munro Cullum, PhD
Assistant Team Physicians

Jesse Even, MD

Shane Miller, MD

Rathna Nuti, MD

Ophthalmology

R. Wayne Bowman, MD

Charles Shidlofsky, MD

Chiropractor Mary Collings, DC
Cardiologist Marc Krock, MD

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

POSITION
NAME
Director, Alumni Association Bob Bassen

COMMUNICATIONS AND BROADCASTING

POSITION
NAME
Director of Communications Joe Calvillo
Communications Manager Kyle Shohara
Senior Staff Writer, DallasStars.com Mike Heika
Team Photographers

Glenn James

Tim Heitman

TV & RADIO
TV/Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Josh Bogorad
TV/Radio Color Analyst Daryl Reaugh
TV Analysts

Brien Rea

Brent Severyn

Radio Host Owen Newkirk
Radio Analyst Bruce LeVine
Director of Broadcasting John Sponsler
Television Producers

Mike Dressman

Jon Norton

Television Director Mark Vittorio
Graphics Coordinator Josh Clark

CORPORATE OPERATIONS

POSITION
NAME
Director, Facilities Jack Cooper
Director, Engineering Andy DeShon
Director, Building Operations Matthew McCarthy
Operations Manager Jason Piche
Operations Manager, Arena Brian Joyce
Operations Specialist Steve Sumner
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Vice President, Technology Matthew Keller
Director, Information Technology Jonathan Geremia
Manager, A/V Alex Salgado
IT Operations Engineer Merlin Glynn
Business Automation Specialist Cristian Rivera
IT Support Coordinator Micah Warren
IT Technician Dillon Rittgers

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

POSITION
NAME
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships Andrew Durbin
Vice President, Media Sales Kerry O'Dorisio
Director, Activation Matthew Singelyn
Director, Corporate Partnerships

Alexa Charpentier

Manager, Corporate Partnerships Devin Lewis
Manager, Activation Ashley Austin
Account Executive, Corporate Partnerships Nate Hoag
Activation Coordinators

Caroline Coussirat

Madeline Doyle

Ali Ketterhagen

DALLAS STARS FOUNDATION

POSITION
NAME
Chairman, Foundation Board Marty Turco
Vice President, Community Relations & Foundation Chelsea Livingston
Programs Manager, Foundation Paul Harris
Assistant, Foundation Tyra Nieuwendyk

CULTURAL GROWTH & STRATEGY

POSITION
NAME
Vice President, Cultural Growth & Strategy Alvaro Silva Montoya

LEGAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES

POSITION
NAME
Director, Human Resources Megan Lippe
Director, People and Culture Jessica Nemergut
Senior Human Resources Generalist Brooke Wardlow
Payroll Manager Christian Hardin
HR Coordinator Ari Varona

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

POSITION
NAME
Controller Thomas Boggs
Assistant Controller, Dallas Stars Hockey Club Ashlyn Ray
Assistant Controller, StarCenters Alex Lopez
Accounting Supervisor

Nick Olander

Senior Accountant Amara Fuscardo
Senior Staff Accountants

Josh Eggers

Peyton Hatcher

Haley Meyering

Erik Wilkinson

Treasury Associate Denise Richardson
Accounts Payable Clerks

Nikki Bradford-McKinney

Felicia Parker

MARKETING AND BRAND DEVELOPMENT

POSITION
NAME
Vice President, Marketing Joanne Lovato
Director, Marketing Kendall Cogen
Marketing Manager Jordan Jones
Digital Manager Elena Sánchez-Freeman
Manager, Social Media Courtney Kramer
Marketing Coordinator, StarCenters Mikenzie Delgado
Marketing Coordinator, Comerica Center Trevor Lyons
PRODUCTION
Director, Creative Jeff Neal
Manager, Production Jordan Foreman
Associate Producer Brendan Bauer
Video Producers

Aaron Gonzales

Georgi McCauley

Multimedia Editor/Designer Jen Metzger
Graphic Designers

Brian Delumpa

Lorelei Ritzert

GAME PRESENTATION
Senior Director, Entertainment and Events 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 Jonathon Shipman
In-Game Host Jersey Goldman
EVENT OPERATIONS
Director, Ice Girls Robbyn Dougherty
Senior Manager, Event Operations Mark Johnston
Manager, Promotions Eric Wilder
Coordinator, Promotions Austin Dowdy
Coordinator, Mascot Nathan Sidey
MERCHANDISE
Director, Merchandise Kristopher Smith
Coordinator, Merchandise Alicia Sidey

SALES, BUSINESS STRATEGY & TICKET OPERATIONS

POSITION
NAME
Vice President, Ticket Sales & Service Daniel Venegas
Senior Director, Ticket Sales & Service Macgregor Perkins
Senior Manager, Ticket Sales Lance Kay
Manager, Client Relations Mika Grant
Manager, Group Sales Lydia Ritter
Managers, Enterprise Partnership Development

Chris Cesario

Melvin Clark

Suite Coordinator

Robbyn Dougherty

Coordinator, Ticket Sales & Service

Paige Edmier

Account Executives, New Business Development

Cooper Chimbel

Isaac Rosenthal

Account Executives, Client Relations

Justice Buford

Joann Chung

Chelsea Ewing

D'Khari Hicks

Alli Lozano

Hunter Prabhu

Natalie Smith

Miles Vincent

Service Associate, Client Relations

Michael Walsh

Inside Sales Representatives

Kinley Coalson

Tommy Rule

Sydney Tyler

Account Executive, Group Sales

Jeff Ackels

FRISCO FIGHTERS (INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE)
Director, Corporate Partnerships Matthew England
Account Executives, Group Sales

Lauren Belloni

Katelyn Lawson

Bombshells Director Tessa Brennan
Graphic Design Intern John Paul Nguyen
BUSINESS STRATEGY AND ANALYTICS
Director, Business Strategy and Analytics Benjamin Yoder
Senior Analyst, Business Strategy and Analytics Jed Buchholz
CRM Administrator Ryan Howard
TICKET OPERATIONS
Director, Ticket Operations Ricky Hernandez
Coordinators, Ticket Operations

Dana McCoy

Joey Montoya

CHILDREN'S HEALTH STARCENTERS

Euless

1400 South Pipeline Road
Euless, TX 76040

(817) 267-4233

Farmers Branch

12700 N Stemmons Fwy
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

(214) 432-3131

Comerica Center - Frisco

2601 Avenue of the Stars
Frisco, TX 75034

(214) 387-5655

Mansfield

1715 E. Broad Street
Mansfield, TX 76063

(830) 510-3140

McKinney

6993 Stars Avenue
McKinney, TX 75070

(469) 675-8325

Plano

4020 West Plano
Plano Parkway, TX 75093

214-975-7400

Richardson

522 Centennial Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75081

(972) 680-7825

Valley Ranch

211 Cowboys Parkway
Irving, TX 75063

(972) 444-0540

CORPORATE MANAGEMENT
Vice President, Amateur Sports & Partnership Development Lucas Reid
Director of Hockey Development Dwight Mullins
Assistant Director of Youth Hockey Development Allysen Weidner
Director, Tournament Series Brad Buckland
Coordinator, Tournament Series Mia Shroyer
Manager, Business Operations Michael Houser
RINK MANAGEMENT
General Manager, Frisco Keith Andresen
Senior General Manager, Plano Dan Morris
General Manager, McKinney John Naylor
Interim General Manager, Richardson Allison Carlson
General Manager, Farmers Branch Andy Gibson
General Manager, Euless Jerid Nemergut
General Manager, Mansfield Milt Highfill

COMERICA CENTER

POSITION
NAME
General Manager, Comerica Center Michael Landin
Manager, Box Office Bret Guice
Manager, Event Services Bucky Deichert
Event Services Coordinator Sully Conway

CONTACT US

Tickets: (214) GO-STARS

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