Search Grand Rapids Griffins

News Releases

GRIFFINS ANNOUNCE FRONT OFFICE PROMOTIONS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday announced the promotions of Matt Batchelder to vice president of ticket sales, Zack Krywyj to group sales account manager, and Mike Myeno to season ticket sales and customer service account manager. All three played pivotal roles in the Griffins winning the 2013-14 AHL Ticket Sales Department of the Year award.

After becoming senior director of ticket sales in 2012, Batchelder helped lead the Griffins to attendance increases for the third and fourth consecutive seasons. During the 2013-14 campaign, the Griffins achieved eight regular season sellouts, ranked second in the AHL in regular season attendance (8,220 per game) with the team’s highest average since 1999-2000, and paced the league in average attendance during each of the first two rounds of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Batchelder, a 14-year veteran of the organization, resides in Grand Rapids with his wife, Wendy, and his three children, Ana, Sam and Issac.

Now in his fourth season with the Griffins, Krywyj steps into his new role following three seasons as a group sales account executive. Last season, Krywyj helped the team become one of just four in the AHL to earn over $1 million in group ticket revenue, a threshold which it achieved for the second straight year. A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Krywyj acquired a sports and promotions management/marketing and advertising degree from Northwood University in 2010.

Myeno joined the Griffins in 2011 as the team’s ticket sales, service and database intern, before accepting a full-time position as a season ticket sales and customer service executive upon graduating from Grand Valley State University with a business administration degree in 2012. Last season, the Kalamazoo, Mich., native ranked first in the AHL’s Western Conference in full-season equivalent (FSE) ticket revenue, helping the Griffins realize the largest increase in FSE ticket revenue among the league’s 30 teams.
 


Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004

Browse by Month »

September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004