Stingrays Building Superstar Front Office StaffAug 19, 2016
Not only are the South Carolina Stingrays signing players to build a championship caliber roster, the club is hard at work putting together a superstar Front Office Staff for the 2016-17 season. In striving to provide the best experience for the club's loyal fans, the Stingrays have made several new additions to bolster the staff for the upcoming season. Since the start of 2016, the Stingrays have added seven new faces to the Front Office staff. Here's a chance to get to know the new All-Star crew! For more on our entire staff, plus contact information for each individual, visit our Front Office Staff Page.
The Stingrays are welcome an eager group of new Account Executives including Brooke Elias, Will Greene, Jesse Harris, and Zach Myers. The new group will be in charge of expanding the Stingrays fan base through group tickets and new plan holders, as well as working with the club's passionate fan base to ensure the best experience possible.
Elias joined the Stingrays as a Ticket Account and Group Operations Executive. While in school, she served as a Marketing Intern with University of Alabama, and the University of South Carolina athletic departments. Fun fact: While in high school, Elias was struck by lightning.
Greene got his start in the sports industry working for the event staff of the Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Checkers from 2010-2013 before moving to Nashville to work for the Grand Ole Opry. Fun fact: Greene attended Appalachian State and was at the famous 2007 football game where the Mountaineers upset Michigan as a member of Appalachian State's marching band.
Harris joined the Stingrays in after previously working for SAIC and Chase After the Cure. She graduated from Auburn University in 2015 and is working on her masters degree in Sport Management at The Citadel. Fun fact: Harris is a dog lover and even has a stroller for her dog, Polo, so he can take a break when he gets tired walking the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge with her.
Myers spent last season earning his stripes as a Game Operations Intern for the Stingrays. Earlier in 2016, he worked the RBC Heritage Classic in Hilton Head, completing an internship with the Heritage Classic Foundation. Fun fact: Myers is an intramural hockey champion and is exceptionally proud of his championship t-shirt.
The club has also announced the hire of Mackenzie Farmery as Community Relations Manager, and the promotion of Allie Mulvaney to Merchandise Manager.
Farmery joined the Stingrays in August after previously working for the Volvo Car Open tennis tournament and in the Special Events Department for the Charleston RiverDogs. The native of Cumming, Georgia graduated from the University of Georgia and recently completed her Masters Degree at The Citadel. Fun fact: Farmery has gone skydiving in Australia.
Mulvaney will oversee the team's merchandise efforts and run the club's soon-to-be launched online store. She was the Business Development Coordinator last year for the Stingrays and has prior experience working at the RBC Heritage Classic in Hilton Head and with NFL On Location as a Host Committee Member where she worked at Super Bowl XLVIII. Fun fact: Muvlaney loves her pet fish named Tranel 2.
Earlier this year, the Stingrays also made two key hires to the management team, adding Scott Frasnelly as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Laura Lee as Marketing and Corporate Partnerships Manger.
Frasnelly has worked with, and within, the ECHL for the past 14 years. After starting his career with the Idaho Steelheads and winning a Kelly Cup Championship in 2003-04, he went on to spend seven years with the Bakersfield Condors organization. Frasnelly also spent a year working at the ECHL League Office as Director of Business Growth & Development. Fun fact: The Oregon native played college baseball and still hits the diamond, recently representing his Lowcountry Braves in the league's All-Star Game.
Lee is no stranger to Stingrays fans, previously serving as the In-Game Host for eight seasons. She has also worked with the Bakersfield Condors and Milwaukee Admirals. Laura has enjoyed a lengthy career in radio, working in programming, marketing, social media & community relations--all skills she uses with the Stingrays on a daily basis. Fun fact: In addition to working full-time with the Stingrays, Lee remains an on-air personality at two Charleston radio stations.
While the new additions provide a vast amount of sports experience from various backgrounds, the Stingrays also have a strong group of returning staff members who look to continue the great tradition and history of this proud franchise. That list includes Office Manager Julie Thoennes (24th season), President Rob Concannon (7th season), Ticket Sales Manager Kyle Huckabee (5th season), Director of Ticket Sales Robert McCaffrey (4th season), Director of Communications and Broadcasting Zack Fisch (2nd season), Director of Game Operations Graham Jenkins (2nd season) and Mulvaney (2nd season).