Evansville’s Kiel named ECHL Ticket Executive of the Year

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