Staff

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thiessen10-11Brent Thiessen   email
President & General Manager

As president, Brent oversees the day-to-day operations of the front office and hockey operations departments. Brent comes to the Mavericks having most recently worked for the NHL's Florida Panthers as the director of corporate marketing. He is no stranger to the Central Hockey League, where he served as the Arizona Sundogs President for two seasons and he was also the vice president with the Colorado Eagles for two seasons. Brent is from Littleton, Colorado and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in finance. He currently resides in Grain Valley with his wife, Nicki, and their two daughters, Katie and Emma, and two sons, Alex and Andrew.

bergen10-11Greg Bergen    email
Executive Vice President

Greg serves as the Executive Vice President. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the Mavericks corporate partners, as well as the overall marketing strategies of the club. Greg grew up in Goessel, KS, attended Wichita State University and received a degree in public relations and journalism. Greg came to Kansas City in 1998 and worked in radio as a program director for a number of Kansas City radio stations before coming to the Mavericks. He lists the Kansas City Royals as his favorite sports franchise and the St. Louis Blues as his favorite NHL team. When he's not at the hockey rink, Greg enjoys spending time outdoors. He likes biking, golfing, fishing, porch swinging, tailgate parties and even mowing the lawn. Greg, his wife, Kim and their son, Luke, live in Kansas City.

howard11-12Debbie Howard   email
Director of Business Affairs

Debbie joined the Mavericks in August of 2011.  Debbie most recently moved from Laramie, Wyoming, but grew up in the Central Valley of California.  Her strong business background includes owning a number of mortgage companies.  She resides in Lee's Summit with her husband, Rick and enjoys sports, especially watching her grandson play for the Jr. Mavs.

 

 

mackin10-11Todd Mackin     email
Director of Corporate Sales

Todd comes to the Mavericks having previously spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Northland Sports Alliance, a local youth sports league. He serves as the Mavericks Director of Corporate Sales. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the Mavericks' corporate partners.  Todd  hails from Kansas City and attended Northwest Missouri State University and UMKC where he received degrees in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration respectively. He currently resides in the Crossroads area of Kansas City with his wife, Lauren and his loyal dogs, Peeler and Rockne.

 

samwatson11-12Samantha Watson     email
Director of Business Development

Samantha joined the Mavericks in September 2011 as the Director of Business Development. She currently works with the Executive Vice President, assisting with community relations as well as sponsorships. Samantha graduated Texas Tech University with a degree in Mass Communications with minors in Business and Spanish.  She lives in Grain Valley with her husband, Simon, and dog, Millie.

 

 

gaul10-11Benjamin Gaul   email
Director of Ticket Sales

Ben has been with the Mavericks since day one.  He previously worked for the Kansas City Royals and Iowa Cubs, the AAA-affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. He hails from Ames, Iowa and earned a degree in Sports Management from Iowa State University. Ben enjoys running, playing guitar and going to concerts in his free time. He lists the NHL Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Cubs as his favorite teams other than the Mavs.  He currently resides in Lee's Summit with his wife Stacey.

 

kreiser10-11Chris Kreiser     email
Senior Account Executive

Chris comes to the Mavericks with a wealth of Kansas City sports experience. He has previously worked for the Comets (MISL) and the Blades of the old International Hockey League. He also worked two seasons with the Kansas City Brigade.  Chris is originally from Akron, Ohio and earned his degree at the University of Akron. He lists his favorite team as the Denver Broncos of which he is a current season ticket holder.  He currently resides in the Northland and likes golf, bowling, chess and traveling.

 

rennison10-11 Bob Rennison     email
Director of Broadcasting

Bob is a native of Kansas City and has lived in Independence since 1981. After his first season with the Mavericks, Rennison was honored by the CHL by winning the Ralph Backstrom Soul of Service award which recognizes outstanding community and customer service.  He has worked all over the sports/media landscape in Kansas City. Prior to joining the Mavericks, Bob was the master control operator at Channel 50 in Kansas City. He has previously worked as the play-by-play announcer for the Topeka Tarantulas (CHL), Topeka ScareCrows (CHL), Wichita Thunder (CHL), Kansas City Knights (ABA) and Kansas City Attack (NISL). Bob has been the voice of Avila University Athletics since 2002. He received his degree in communication studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Bob and his wife, Abbie, have one daughter, Pattie, and two sons, Michael and Luke.

stevegarrettSteve Garrett
Public Address Announcer

Steve Garrett is a Kansas City radio and hockey veteran.  He is the only Stadium Announcer for professional hockey in Kansas City since 1990.  He was the only Public Address/Stadium Announcer for both the Kansas City Blades (1990-2001) as well as the Kansas City Outlaws (2001-2002).  He is now in his fourth year with the Missouri Mavericks. Steve is a Kansas City native that started his radio career in 1978 at Q104 (KBEQ) and was on the air there until 1981.  His radio career continued at KY 102 for 10 years (1981-1991).  And he is now on the air at 101 The Fox Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm (1991-present). When Steve is not announcing Mavericks games or on the radio, he is  a goaltender in the Men's League at the Independence Events Center!  He is a self-taught ice skater and has been playing "between the pipes" for 20 years.

 

 

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