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Tim Gortsema

Senior Vice President of Business Operations, CTA

E-mail: tgortsema@griffinshockey.com

Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3014

Biography:

A member of the Griffins’ original 1995 staff, Tim Gortsema began his career with DP Fox Sports & Entertainment as director of finance and administration before being named vice president in 1997. In February 2007, he was promoted to senior vice president of business operations, becoming just the second person to direct the Griffins’ front office.

Now in his 19th season with the club, Gortsema oversees all business-related activities for the Griffins, including finance and administration, sales and marketing, public relations, community relations, arena advertising and Griff's IceHouse. Under his watch, the Griffins have achieved attendance increases in seven of the last eight seasons, most recently finishing second out of 30 AHL teams during the 2013-14 season.

Gortsema received his bachelor’s degree from Hope College in Holland and later earned his MBA from Western Michigan University. Prior to joining DP Fox Sports, he was a manager in the audit department at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

He and his wife, Suzanne, have two daughters, Danielle and Madelyn, and one son, Justin.

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Sales & Marketing

Finance & Administration/Ticket Operations

Griff's IceHouse at Belknap Park