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The Official Site of the Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is a premier sports and entertainment provider and has expanded into several different avenues of business operations. MSE was originally formed in 1997 by majority owner Bob Naegele, Jr. and a group of investors when they were awarded the rights to an expansion National Hockey League (NHL) franchise for the City of Saint Paul. Craig Leipold became the majority owner of the Wild in 2008. The limited partnership owns the NHL's Minnesota Wild along with the Saint Paul Arena Company, which operates Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul RiverCentre and Roy Wilkins Auditorium. In addition, the partnership operates 317 on Rice Park, the downtown Saint Paul landmark building formerly known as The Minnesota Club, which has become one of the most popular venues in the Twin Cities for receptions, business meetings and weddings. Each of these entities offers a broad collection of services and is committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. The Wild play in the state-of-the art Xcel Energy Center, located in downtown Saint Paul, which has become known as a shrine to Minnesota's favorite game, and a celebration of the State of Hockey. Xcel Energy Center has showcased the world's greatest hockey players as well as premier concerts, family shows, and college and high school athletic tournaments. Xcel Energy Center has hosted the likes of Pavarotti, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen, the 2008 Republican National Convention, the NCAA Frozen Four, United States Figure Skating Championships and NHL All-Star Game. The Saint Paul Arena Company manages the entire RiverCentre complex, which consists of Xcel Energy Center and the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, for the City of Saint Paul. By building on its core assets, MSE has expanded its operation into complementary lines of business that capitalize on its ability to provide venues for unique sports, entertainment and business experiences. All with the organizational goal of continuing to create a greater State of Hockey.

Minnesota Wild | 317 Washington Street | Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651.602.6000 | Fax: 651.222.1055 | Tickets: 651.222.9453

Board Members: Craig Leipold (Owner/Governor), Kyle Leipold, Quinn Martin, Mark Pacchini, Dan Bowen, Steve Uline

Limited Partners: Robert Hubbard, Stanley E. Hubbard, Stanley S. Hubbard, Horace H Irvine III, Robert Marvin, Jr., Ford Nicholson, Todd Nicholson, Vance Opperman and Michael Reilly

Business Staff


Craig Leipold

General Manager

Bill Guerin

President and Alternate Governor

Matt Majka

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Jeff Pellegrom

Executive Advisor

Mike Modano

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Jamie Spencer

Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Retail Management

Carin Anderson

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Ticket Sales

Mitch Helgerson

Vice President, Customer Service and Retention

Maria Troje

Vice President, Facility Administration/General Manager, RiverCentre

Jim Ibister

Vice President, Finance and Controller

 Trevor Shannon

Vice President, General Counsel

Steve Weinreich

Vice President/General Manager, Xcel Energy Center

Jack Larson

Vice President, People Strategy & Experience

Leah Pitzenberger

President, Iowa Wild

Todd Frederickson

Executive Assistant

Deb Hanson

Executive Assistant

Stephanie Huseby

Assistant to the General Manager

Michael Murray

Senior Advisor to the General Manager

Randy Sexton

Senior Advisor to the General Manager

Ray Shero

Head Coach

Dean Evason

Assistant Coach

Bob Woods

Assistant Coach

Darby Hendrickson

Assistant Coach

Brett McLean

Goaltending Coach

Frederic Chabot

Strength and Conditioning Coach M.Ed., C.S.C.S.

Sean Skahan

Video Coach

Jonas Plumb

Skating and Skills Coach

Andy Ness

Director of Player Development

Brad Bombardir

Assistant Director of Player Development

Matt Hendricks

Director of Team Operations

Andrew Heydt

Director of Hockey Operations

Chris O'Hearn

Director of Hockey Analytics

Mat Sells

Video Scouting Coordinator

TJ Jindra

Hockey Operations Administrator

Cindy Sweiger

Director of Pro Scouting

Chris Kelleher

Pro Scouts

Mark Mowers, Richard Park

Director of European Scouting

Ricard Persson

European Scouts

Ladislav Benysek, Max Kolu, Ivan Nepriaev

Director of Amateur Scouting

Judd Brackett

Amateur Scouts

Patrick Baum, David Chiarelli, Christopher Hamel, Brian Hunter, Guy Lapointe, Dan LeBlanc, Dan Palango

Head Athletic Trainer

John Worley

Head Equipment Manager

Tony DaCosta

Assistant Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist

Travis Green

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Philip E. Watson

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Trey Saari

Assistant Equipment Managers

Rick Bronwell, Matt Benz

Medical Director

Dr. Sheldon Burns

Team Physician

Dr. Dan Peterson

Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Joel Boyd, Dr. Brad Nelson

Craniofacial Surgeon

Dr. David Hamlar


Dr. Sonia Coelho Mosch

Team Dentist

Dr. Mike Pelke

Senior Brand Advisor

John Maher

Senior Manager, Creative Services

Matt Minnichsoffer

Senior Graphic Designer

Allison Thompson

Graphic Designer

Sydney Laumeyer

Team Curator

Roger Godin

Director, Digital Marketing and Broadcast

Kate Piedade

Executive Producer - Video

Paul Loomis


Chris Barriere

Executive Producer and Host - Radio

Kevin Falness

Radio Play by Play

Bob Kurtz

Radio Analyst

Tom Reid

Television Play by Play

Anthony LaPanta

Television Analysts

Ryan Carter, Lou Nanne, Wes Walz

Manager, Production Facilities Operations

Hank Dolan

Video Animator / Editor

Chad Gilmour

Videographer / Editors

Brandon McCauley, Dustin Peterson

Digital Content Coordinator

Dan Myers

Social Media Specialist

Erin Loughrey

Digital Specialist

Tyler Savitsky

Director, Community Relations and Hockey Partnerships

Wayne Petersen

Coordinator, Community Relations and Hockey Partnerships

Kalli Funk

Learn To Play Manager

Keith Ballard

Director, Corporate Partnerships

Bryan Bellows

Director, Corporate Partnership Activation

Ed Souter

Account Executive

Rob Bovee, Doug Ferguson, Trevor Wallace

Senior Partnership Activation Coordinator

Tim Groth

Partnership Activation Coordinators

Erika Lone, Katie Amys

Partnership Fulfillment Coordinator

Rich Sanislo

Senior Manager, Premium Sales

Mark Fasching

Suite Sales Account Executive

Stefan Driedger

Director, Customer Service and Retention

Erica McKenzie

Senior Account Executive, Fan Relations

Tyler Johnson

Event Administrator

Tawnya Vidnovic

Account Executives, Fan Relations

Jeffrey Baidoo, Nick Catton, Emma Dufault, Sarah Scinto

Associate Account Executive, Fan Relations

Emma Dufault

Senior Premium Services Executive

Jared Jenkins, Ryan Kronebusch

Accounting Manager

Ryan Stevens

Senior Accountant

Jon Ball

Payroll Accountant & Wild Foundation Accounting Manager

Brenda Reeves

Payroll Accountant

Denise Shavlik

Accounts Payable Administrator

Sandra Willson

Accounts Receivable Administrator

Emily Pink

Director, Human Resources - Talent and Culture

Emily Steuerwald

Senior Operations People Manager

Kara Sacchetti

People Operations Manager

Holly Tonolli

Manager of Legal Affairs

Joshua Siskin

Senior IT Manager

Mike Vevea

IT Manager

Rick Jacobson

IT Generalist

Jim Malone

Senior Manager, Marketing

Bridget Johnson

Senior Manager, Brand Activation & Events

Jim Vanek

Senior Business Analysts

Matt Bergstrom, Bjorn Kadlec

Manager, Game Presentation

Sean Zeller

Demand Generation Analyst

Bryant Hafemeyer

Email Marketing Specialist

Katie Vannelli

Mascot Coordinator

Robert Hathaway

Digital Video Content Specialist

Matt Hussey

Executive Director

Rachel Schuldt

Director of Media Relations

Aaron Sickman

Media Relations Specialist

Megan Kogut

Senior Manager, Retail Operations

Scott Sarkis

Senior Buyer

Jennifer Meyers

Retail Warehouse Manager

Mitch Krueger

Store Manager, Xcel Energy Center Hockey Lodge

Emily Casey-Hare

Fulfillment Coordinator

Jerry Hudson

Website Store Manager

Ryan Geris

Retail Sales Leads

Missy Krohn, Shelby Rasmussen

Retail Warehouse Lead

Bob Wallum

Director, Ticket Operations & Business Analytics

Chris Turns

Senior Manager, Ticket Sales

AJ Tomeny

Ticket & Business Ops Analyst

Brett Miller

Senior Account Executive, New Business Development

Chris Malek

Account Executives, New Business Development

Ralph Kratochvil, Kean Ludvicek, Corey Scaturro, Aiden Zurn

Senior Director, Operations

Mark Stoffel

Senior Director, Planning and Public Affairs

Bill Huepenbecker

Director, Operations

Matt Fujinaka

Director, Event Development

Bryan Miller

Director, Booking Administration

Susan Hubbard

Director, Event Management & RiverCentre Marketing

Kate Setley

Director, Sales & Marketing, Xcel Energy Center

Kelly McGrath

Director, Guest Experience

Rachael Johnson

Director, Ticket Operations

Kristina Meier

Director, Suite Service & Premium Operations

Keri Johnson

Director, RiverCentre Sales

Gabe Clendenen

Senior Box Office Manager, Operations

Micki Tschida

Senior Manager, Suite Service & Premium Operations

Bree Oslin

Senior Manager, Guest Experience

Tracy Watson

Marketing Manager

Anette Andruss

Marketing Media Specialist

Nellie Gosh

Administrative Assistant, Xcel Energy Center

Shannon Belflower

Manager, Guest Experience

Tara Welch

Coordinator, Suite Service & Premium Operations

Aly Limberis

Coordinator, Group Sales

Karen Reisinger

Sales Manager, RiverCentre

Zach Foster

Senior Event Manager

Pat Lealos

Event Managers

Emmie Faure, Jon Koehler, Kristine Miners, Brandon Tucker

Event Floor Manager

Jake Wittl

Senior Manager, Ice Operations and Event Manager

Travis Larson

Box Office Manager, Finances

Melissa Alicea

Box Office Supervisors

Judy Bartolett, Jon Johansen

Senior Operations Managers

Scott Eichstadt, Luke Krueger

Operations Admin Manager

Stephanie Garza

Lead Custodians

Cesar Barrera, Jim Flanders, Paul Hitchcock, John Jensen, Randy Olmstead

Lead Custodians TRIA Rink

Chris Aase, Michael Grovum, Reggie Krakowski, Chad Stancer


Esaul Anzaldo, Katrina Buckhanan, Salvador Cordoso, Mark Carlson, Karen Ferlas, Ronald Gustafson, Jesus Ibarra-Amaya, Davey McQuade, Patricia Mendez-Nolasco, Matthew Norland, Marshall Nystrom, Michael Olmstead, Paul Patterson, John Schlottke, Debbie Thorsen, Monty Tohm, Lee Xiong


Deanna Keenan

Senior Electrician

Greg Gramse


Todd Brochman, Jacob Setley, Wayne Stock

Assistant Security Managers

Jeremy Jacobs, Terreea Wright, Andy Ohmann


Alice Chambers, Rick Hanson, Ashton Johnson, Andrew Levine, Justin Mickle, Jessie Reyes, Zach Shanley

Lead Stage Technician

Patrick Molitor

Stage Technicians

Nate Aasness, Dave Gajeski, Chris Hoy, Jeff Simonett


Tim Staack

Chief Engineer

David Mulliner


Larry Novotny, Eric Waldner, Greg Black

Handyman-General Laborer

John Evans

Project Manager

Mark Anger

Logistics Coordinator

Tony Martinez

Director, Facilities Services

Tim Wolfgram

Receptionists, 317 on Rice Park

Kim Bauer, Christine Moore

Guest Service Attendant, 317 on Rice Park

Ryan Schuldt