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GRIFFINS WELCOME NEW STAFF

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday announced the hiring of Kelsey Perras as corporate sales fulfillment coordinator, Alan Cross as public relations manager, Marissa Malson as social media sales and marketing manager, and Nathan Hone as video coordinator.

Joining the Griffins’ staff full time after serving as a public relations intern during the 2012-13 season, Perras now assists the corporate sales department in fulfilling sponsorship agreements and spearheads the Griffins Kids Club. A 2012 graduate of Grand Valley State University and native of Grand Rapids, Perras also completed an internship with the West Michigan Sports Commission.

Cross returns to the public relations department after working as an intern last season. His professional experience is rooted in hospitality and customer service, and he previously completed an internship with Choice Hotels International. Cross graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s in theatre and hospitality and tourism management. He currently resides in Grandville.

A native of Grand Rapids, Malson joins the organization after having worked as the community manager for Ignite Social Media, where she successfully managed the social media accounts of Proctor & Gamble. A 2011 graduate of the University of Dayton, Marissa has interned with the Indianapolis Colts and West Michigan Sports Commission, and she served as social media specialist for ArtPrize 2012.

A 2013 graduate of Western Michigan University, Hone will oversee the production and execution of all video projects for the Griffins. During his time at Western Michigan, he completed freelance video work for a variety of musicians, athletes and small businesses around the state. Most recently, Hone worked for diversity keynote speaker Steve L. Robbins, turning his speeches into a series of training videos.



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