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Joe Yancho

Group Sales Account Executive

E-mail: jyancho@griffinshockey.com

Phone: (616) 774-4585

Biography:


Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2013-14): 1

What you love most about working for the Griffins: Getting to sell the best product in the AHL, alongside other passionate employees every day.

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Gustav Nyquist

Best thing about your job: That it doesn’t feel like a job.

Hometown: Montrose, Michigan

States (and provinces or countries) you’ve lived in: Only Michigan

College degree/year/school: Bachelors of Applied Art (Sport Management) in 2013 at Central Michigan University

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Barry Sanders

Personal/professional hero(es): My mom. Ken Holland.

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: A helicopter pilot.

First job/your age: 16 years old working in my uncles church supply store.

Current dream job: General Manager for a pro team.

Other sports teams you've worked for: Detroit Red Wings, Traverse City Beach Bums and the Special Olympics.

Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: Falling on the freshly smoothed ice my third game in.

Favorite charities/charitable causes: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America

Sports played growing up: Football, baseball, basketball, soccer, track and cross country.

Favorite foods: Red Lobster biscuits, sliders, shakes and peanut butter

Favorite music artists: Tupac, The Doors, Led Zeppelin

Favorite sports movie: The Sandlot

Favorite book or author: J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jesse Ventura

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Detroit Red Wings/Tigers, and the Detroit Lions…sigh.

Executive

Hockey Operations

Public & Community Relations

Sales & Marketing

Finance & Administration/Ticket Operations

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