With the 2016-17 Arizona Coyotes preseason underway, the Rotary Club of Scottsdale received a visit from Jeff Morander, executive vice president of ticket sales and strategy with the Arizona Coyotes.
The Coyote’s organization is celebrating its 20th year this season in Arizona, 1996-2016.
Prior to joining the Coyote’s, Mr. Morander spent time with the National Hockey League as a vice president and previously worked for the Sacramento Kings (NBA), Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers (NBA and NHL), Chicago Bears (NFL), Houston Rockets (NBA), and Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL).
Rotarian Ken Brown, a long-time Coyote’s season-ticket holder, introduced Mr. Morander to Rotary Club of Scottsdale members and guests at the club’s luncheon meeting held at Scottsdale’s McCormick.
Mr. Morander spoke about his role with the Coyote’s, which includes creation of special ticket and game night promotions, Arizona Coyotes Foundation events, youth hockey development and a stronger emphasis on local business and community partnerships through the Coyotes new business alliance and partnership events.
The Arizona Coyotes Business Alliance was created to provide Arizona Coyotes corporate partners, premium clients, and season ticket member business accounts with a platform to network, fostering strong business relationships within the Coyotes’ fan base.
During the question-and-answer portion of the meeting, several Rotarians took turns attempting to get some definitive confirmation out of Mr. Morander that the Coyote’s were indeed moving to the East Valley, but were unsuccessful.
With rumors continuing to swirl about a potential move to either Scottsdale proper, or the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation, Scottsdale Rotarians made it clear to Mr. Morander that any move to the East Valley would be a welcomed one.
Go to www.scottsdalerotary.org.
The Scottsdale Independent is available for free every Wednesday.