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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

Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Retail Management

Carin Anderson

Senior Vice President of Facilities of MSE

Jim Ibister

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Broadcasting

Mitch Helgerson

Senior Vice President, Sales and Service

Maria Troje

Vice President, Finance and Controller

Trevor Shannon

Vice President, General Counsel

Steve Weinreich

Vice President, Marketing and President, Iowa Wild

Todd Frederickson

Vice President, People Strategy & Experience

JaAn Scofield-Meche

Executive Assistant

Deb Hanson

Executive Assistant

Stephanie Huseby

Assistant General Manager

Chris O'Hearn

Senior Advisor to the General Manager

Ray Shero

Director of Hockey Operations & Iowa Wild General Manager

Michael Murray

Vice President of Hockey Strategy

Mat Sells

Head Coach

Dean Evason

Assistant Coach

Bob Woods

Assistant Coach

Darby Hendrickson

Assistant Coach

Brett McLean

Goaltending Coach

Frederic Chabot

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Matt Harder

Video Coach

Jonas Plumb

Video Coach

TJ Jindra

Skating and Skills Coach

Andy Ness

Player Development Coach

Cody McLeod

Director of Player Development

Brad Bombardir

Assistant Director of Player Development

Matt Hendricks

Director of Team Operations

Andrew Heydt

Team Operations Assistant

Tony Martinez

Manager of Hockey Administration

Taylor Cashman

Director of Player Personnel

Chris Kelleher

Pro Scouts

David MacLean, Mark Mowers, Richard Park

Director of European Scouting

Ricard Persson

European Scouts

Ladislav Benysek, Ivan Nepriaev, Charlie Thelin

Director of Amateur Scouting

Judd Brackett

Amateur Scouts

Patrick Baum, David Chiarelli, Eric Godard, Christopher Hamel, Brian Hunter, Dan Palango, JP Perpich

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

Matt Benz, Cliff Halstead

Medical Director

Dr. Sheldon Burns

Team Physician

Dr. Stephen Meade

Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Joel Boyd, Dr. Gary Fetzer, Dr. Brad Nelson

Craniofacial Surgeon

Dr. David Hamlar


Dr. Sonia Mosch

Team Dentist

Dr. Mike Pelke

Senior Brand Advisor

John Maher

Senior Manager, Creative Services

Matt Minnichsoffer

Senior Graphic Designer

Allison Thompson

Digital Designer

Sydney Laumeyer

Graphic Designer

Lauren Jordan

Team Curator

Roger Godin

Executive Producer, Video Content

Paul Loomis


Josh Udvig

Radio Play-by-Play

Joe O'Donnell

Radio Analyst

Tom Reid

Television Play-by-Play

Anthony LaPanta

Television Analysts

Ryan Carter, Lou Nanne, Wes Walz

Television Reporter

Kevin Gorg

Executive Producer and Host, Radio

Kevin Falness

Manager, Production Facilities Operations

Hank Dolan, Josh Udvig

Director, Community Relations and Hockey Partnerships

Wayne Petersen

Hockey Partnerships Manager

Kalli Funk

Coordinator, Community Relations

Bella Iversen

Little Wild Manager

Keith Ballard, Stephane Veilleux

Director, Corporate Partnerships

Bryan Bellows

Director, Corporate Partnership Success

Ed Souter

Corporate Partnerships Account Executive

Rob Bovee, Doug Ferguson, Will Jurgensen

Senior Manager, Partnership Success

Tim Groth

Senior Manager, Corporate Service

Fordy Leipold

Partnership Success Manager

Jack MacLennan

Partnership Success Coordinator

Collin Smith

Partnership Success Coordinator

Montana Souder

Partnership Fulfillment Coordinator

Brooklyn Godes

Senior Manager, Premium Partnerships

Mark Fasching

Premium Partnerships Account Executive

Ralph Kratochvil

Director, Digital Strategy

Greta Brooks

Senior Manager, Video Production

Chris Barriere

Senior Digital Content Producer

Brandon McCauley


Matt Hussey


Joey Skare

Video Editor

Joseph Brunett, Monty Torres

Digital & Social Media Coordinator

Andee Bender, Devon Reagan

Website & App Coordinator

Brandon Laxson, Zoe Fiedler

Videographer/ Editor

Sean Rice

Director, Customer Service and Retention

Erica McKenzie

Event Administrator

Tawnya Vidnovic

Account Executives

Madison Bremere, Nick Catton, Emma Dufault, Cayson Ehlinger, Luke, Mericle, Taylor Pogreba, Sarah Scinto, Brock Thompson

Senior Premium Services Executive

Jared Jenkins, Ryan Kronebusch

Manager, Group Sales

Raymond Jordan


Anderson Olivieri, John Taylor

Director of Accounting

Ryan Stevens

Senior Manager, Accounting

Jon Ball

Senior Payroll Administrator

Jaymi Warren

Staff Accountant & Wild Foundation Accounting Manager

Brenda Reeves

Payroll Accountant

Denise Jenkins-Shavlik

Accounts Payable Administrator

Sandra Willson

Staff Accountant

Emily Pink

Staff Accountant

Josh Petrik

Staff Receivable Administrator

Ryan Jeska

Senior Manager, People Experience

Kara Sacchetti

Senior Manager, Communications and Engagement

Dave Schwartz

People Partner

Elizabeth Haglund

People Partner

Jon Rosas

People Coordinator

Jasmine Henjum

Data Generalist

Sarah Swafford

Director of Legal Affairs

Joshua Siskin

Manager of Legal Affairs

Ben Dugan

Director, IT

Josh Kielbasa

IT Manager

Sean LaCoursiere

IT Generalist

Josh Hartneck, Nathaniel Beckstrom

IT Event Support

Rick Jacobson, Sean Johnson, Jon Guba

Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics

Matt Wells

Director, Innovation Marketing

Michael Spooner

Senior Manager, Digital Analytics

Bryant Hafemeyer

Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy B2B

Amy Struve

Senior Manager, Brand Activation & Events

Jim Vanek

Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy B2C

Katie Vannelli

Senior Coordinator, Game Presentation

Brad Allen

Mascot Coordinator

Robert Hathaway

Brand Activation Coordinator

Nicole Petschow

Video Animator / Editor, Game Presentation

Ryan Gause

Retail Marketing Coordinator

Jeff DeKeuster

Marketing Coordinator

Molly Munro

Marketing Automation Specialist

Ben Hall

Corporate Marketing Analyst

Logan Fischer

Digital Analyst

Maggy Waddington

Reporting Analyst

Ali Maghrak

CRM Administrator & Data Steward

Brady Kisthart

Director of Media Relations

Aaron Sickman

Senior Coordinator, Media Relations

Jackson Riebel

Media Relations Coordinator

Dylan Daniel

Executive Director

Rachel Schuldt

Development Assistant

Sarah Krengel

Senior Manager, Retail Operations

Scott Sarkis

Senior Buyer

Jennifer Meyers

Merchandise Planner/Operations Manager

Jarret Jordan

Store Manager, Xcel Energy Center Hockey Lodge

Emily Casey-Hare

Fulfillment Coordinator

Bobby Donohoe

Retail Sales Lead

Nick Holman

Heat Press Manager

Missie Krohn

Retail Warehouse Lead

Bob Wallum

Senior Director, Ticket Sales and Service

Erica McKenzie

Manager, Membership Services

Jared Jenkins

Senior Premium Service Executive

Ryan Kronebusch

Premium Service Account Executive

Madison Bremer

Senior Account Executive, Fan Relations

Nick Catton, Sarah Scinto

Account Executive, Fan Relations

Colton Christmann, Zach Larson, Zach Miller

Manager, Group Ticketing

Brandon Grengs

Senior Group Sales Account Executive

Chris Malek

Senior Account Executive, Arena Group Sales

Karen Reisinger

Associate Account Executive, Group Sales

Ryan Newpower

Senior Account Executive, New Business Development

Kean Ludvicek

Manager, Membership Sales

Ray Jordan

Account Executive, New Business Development

Cayson Ehlinger, Corey Scaturro, Aidan Zurn

Sales and Service, Account Executive

Luke Mericle, Taylor Pogreba, Brock Thompson

Director, Ticket Operations & Business Analytics

Chris Turns

Ticket Operations Manager

Brett Miller

Manager, Events 

Tawnya Vidnovic

Loyalty Program Manager

Emma Dufault

General Manager/Executive Director, Saint Paul RiverCentre

Kate Setley

Senior Director, Operations

Mark Stoffel

Senior Director, Planning and Public Affairs

Bill Huepenbecker

Director, Booking Administration

Susan Hubbard

Director, Event Development

Bryan Miller

Director, Event Management 

Pat Lealos

Director, Event Production

Jon Koehler

Director, Guest Experience and Security

Rachael Johnson

Director, Marketing and Communications

Kelly McGrath

Director, Operations

Matt Fujinaka

Director, RiverCentre Sales

Gabe Clendenen

Director, Suite Service & Premium Operations

Bree Oslin

Director, Ticket Operations

Kristina Meier

Senior Manager, Marketing

Mark Giese

Senior Box Office Manager, Operations

Micki Tschida

Senior Manager, Guest Experience

Tracy Watson

Manager, Box Office Finance

Andrea Retterath

Manager, Guest Experience

John Carlson, Elisa George, Tali Ziegler

Manager, Suite Service & Premium Operations

Ian O'Grady 

Marketing Manager

Anette Andruss, Nellie Gosh

Communications & Digital Media Specialist

Sam Johnson

Marketing Coordinator

Alyssa Hagerty

Administrative Assistant, Xcel Energy Center

Shannon Belflower

Senior Coordinator, Suite Service & Premium Operations

Payton Olson

Senior Account Executive, RiverCentre Sales

Zach Foster

Senior Event Manager

Brandon Tucker

Event Managers

Charles Barrette, Noah Micke, Sara Peterson, Haley Thelen

Event Coordinator

Tyler Ichella

Event Floor Coordinator

Tori DuBois

Senior Manager, Ice Operations and Event Manager

Travis Larson

Box Office Supervisors

Judy Bartolett, Jon Johansen

Senior Operations Manager

Scott Eichstadt, Stephanie Garza

Operations Manager - Conversion

Randy Olmstead

Operations Manager - Overnights

Cesar Barrera

Lead Custodians

Jim Flanders, Paul Hitchcock, John Jensen

Lead Custodians TRIA Rink

Chris Aase, Tylor Austin, Michael Grovum, Reggie Krakowski


Salvador Cordoso, Mark Carlson, Karen Ferlas, Ronald Gustafson, Jesus Ibarra-Amaya, Josue Lopez, Sean Maynor, Patricia Mendez-Nolasco, Matthew Norland, Marshall Nystrom, Michael Olmstead, Paul Patterson, Gloria Rosas-Rodriguez, Jeff Schwartz, Shannon Wemhoff, Joseph Williams, Lee Xiong


Deanna Keenan

Senior Electrician

Gregg Gramse


Todd Brochman, Jacob Setley, Wayne Stock

Senior Manager, Security

Rich Berg

Assistant Security Managers

Jeremy Jacobs, Andy Ohmann, Terreea Wright

Security Officers

Tesheena Brown, Brad Cochran, Jim Cosgrove, Matt Dahl, Matt Dobson, Cedric Flemming, Tom Fries, Rick Hanson, Doug Heller, Darryl Jazdzewski, Ryan Kaiser, Robert Labore, Andrew Levine, Eric McWright, Justin Mickle, Grant Moerke, Jessie Reyes, Dave Sheerer, Pepper Welcher

Stage Technicians

Nate Aasness, Dave Gajeski, Chris Hoy, Jeff Simonett


Brian Filkins, Troy Glaus

Lead Engineer

Larry Novotny


Greg Black, Eric Waldner

Handyman-General Laborer

John Evans

Project Manager

Mark Anger

Assistant Logistics Manager

Andrew Levine

Director, Facilities Services

Tim Wolfgram

Receptionists, 317 on Rice Park

Kim Bauer

Guest Service Attendant, 317 on Rice Park

Ryan Schuldt