The ECHL on Wednesday announced that Matt Kiel of the Evansville IceMen is the 2012-13 recipient of the ECHL Ticket Executive of the Year award.
The award is presented to an individual who has experienced success with the ticket sales process. The winner is selected by a vote of league general managers and ticketing managers.
The other finalists were Chad Collins of the Idaho Steelheads, Rob Renner of the Ontario Reign, Raudel Wilson of the San Francisco Bulls and Brian Perkins of the Toledo Walleye.
Kiel increased his individual ticket sales revenue 62 percent from the 2011-12 season, while his FSE sales increased 141 percent. His season-ticket accounts make up 15 percent of the team’s total accounts and he has also been responsible for helping to increase the local youth hockey involvement by 30 percent over the last two seasons.
ECHL Ticket Executive of the Year
|2013||Matt Kiel||Evansville IceMen|
|2012||Brad Urbani||Bakersfield Condors|
|Will Goldman||Utah Grizzlies|
|2011||Dave Piecuch||Stockton Thunder|
|2010||Josh Burdine||Cincinnati Cyclones|
|2009||Tara Sipma||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|2008||Thom Emerson||Mississippi Sea Wolves|
|Dave Piecuch||Stockton Thunder|
|2007||Greg Lowe||Bakersfield Condors|
|Tim Statezni||Bakersfield Condors|
|2006||Kelly Clutter||Wheeling Nailers|
|Danielle Lucero||Las Vegas Wranglers|
|2005||Rob Patton||Gwinnett Gladiators|
|2004||Brendan Desjardin||Alaska Aces|
|Jesse Martin||Mississippi Sea Wolves|
|2003||Jeff Bach||Trenton Titans|
|Tim McGee||Reading Royals|