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Executive Management

Ben Weiss - General Manager

Ben.jpgWith more than 20 years of industry experience, Ben Weiss serves as the General Manager of the 16,000-seat multipurpose XL Center, the 38,000-seat Pratt & Whitney Stadium and oversees business operations for the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL.  In his current role, areas of oversight include marketing, booking, operations, engineering, advertising sales, ticket sales, public relations, community relations, HR, Guest Services, security, finance, and event production. Ben started with the company in 2001 and has held positions ranging from sales to event management.  In 2012 Ben was voted by his peers as the Triple-A Baseball Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year and in 2007 was selected by Billboard Magazine as one of the industry’s “Top 30 under 30”.

Erik Hansen - Vice President of Business Operations

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Ticket Sales

Brendan O'Halloran - Ticket Revenue and Community Manager

Brendan.jpgEmail: brendan.ohalloran@spectraxp.com

When did you start: July of 2018

Favorite event that you have worked: 2017 AHL All-Star Classic

Favorite event that you have attended: NE Patriots vs. BAL Ravens - 2014 AFC Divisional Game

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): Boston Bruins

Hometown: Springfield, MA

College: Springfield College

Favorite food: Chicken Wings

Fun fact: I started skating at the age of 3

Patrick Prendergast - Ticket Sales Manager

Patrick.jpgEmail: patrick.prendergast@spectraxp.com

When did you start: June of 2021

Favorite event that you have worked: Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks

Favorite event that you have attended: Super Bowl XXXV or 2012 Winter Classic Rangers vs Flyers

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): New York Rangers, Yankees, and Green Bay Packers

Hometown: Downingtown, PA

College: Seton Hall University

Favorite food: New York Strip Steak

Fun fact: I have attended a Super Bowl, World Series, 2 outdoor hockey games, 2 US Opens, and 1 PGA Championship, but a Rangers Stanley Cup game or visiting the Masters is my bucket list item!

Matt Caputo - New Business Specialist

Matt.jpgEmail: matthew.caputo@spectraxp.com

When did you start: June 7th, 2021

Favorite event that you have worked: Wrestling Under The Stars (Connecticut Tigers 2018) Dodd Stadium

Favorite event that you have attended: Yankees Vs Red Sox Game 1 2018 ALDS

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): New York Yankees

Hometown: Hebron, CT

College: Johnson & Wales University

Favorite food: Pasta

Fun fact: I have the same birthday as Chili's (restaurant chain)

Marcello Migic - Sales Specialist

Marcello.jpgEmail: marcello.migic@spectraxp.com

When did you start: June 7th, 2021 

Favorite event that you have worked: Used to set up wedding events, that was awesome

Favorite event that you have attended: Bruins vs Penguins in 2019 for my 20th birthday with my girlfriend, one row behind the glass, aisle seats

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): Pittsburgh Steelers

Hometown: Madison, CT

College: UMass Amherst

Favorite food: Pizza 

Fun fact: I was taught to speak Serbian before English, both of my parents worked a ton while my immigrant grandparents took care of the 4 boys so we had no choice but to learn Serbian first. Worth it.

Katie Force - Group Sales Manager

KatieForce.jpgEmail: katie.force@spectraxp.com

When did you start: June 21st, 2021

Favorite event that you have worked: 2019 AHL All-Star Classic

Favorite event that you have attended: Derek Jeter's Retirement Ceremony

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): Pittsburgh Steelers

Hometown: Patchogue, Long Island, New York

College: Dowling College

Favorite food: Sushi or Pasta

Tell us a fun fact about yourself: I love music & going to concerts! My favorite genre is country. I've seen Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean.. to just name a few.

Marketing

Megan Boyle - Director of Marketing

Megan.jpgWhen did you start: April 2021

Favorite event that you have worked: UFC Fight Night

Favorite event that you have attended: Imagine Dragons 

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): Colorado Avalanche / USWNT

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

College: Colorado State University

Favorite food: Cream Cheese Pizza from Krazy Karl's 

Fun fact: I have lived in each region of the United States

 

Emily Vance - Marketing Manager

Emily.jpgEmail: emily.vance@spectraxp.com

When did you start: May 17th, 2021

Favorite event that you have worked: 2016 AHL All-Star Classic (my 1st All-Star Game!)

Favorite event that you have attended: 2019 ALCS Game 5 (HOU @ NYY)

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): New York Giants

Hometown: Greenwood Lake, NY

College: Springfield College

Favorite food: Mozzarella Sticks

Fun fact: My dad and I are on the cover of an Army magazine; celebrating when he came home from deployment!

Calvin Spohn - Game Presentation and Graphic Design Manager

Calvin.jpgEmail: calvin.spohn@spectraxp.com

When did you start: August 2021

Favorite event that you have worked: Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Game in Reading, PA.

Favorite event that you have attended: Flyers vs Penguins Stadium Series Game at Lincoln Financial Field

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): Philadelphia Flyers

Hometown: Fleetwood, PA

College: Kutztown University

Alex Thomas - Broadcasting and Public Relations Manager

Alex.jpgEmail: alex.thomas@spectraxp.com

When did you start: August 2021

Favorite event that you have worked: The 2019 NCAA Women's Hockey Quarterfinal between Northeastern and Cornell at Matthews Arena

Favorite event that you have attended: The 2014 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): It's a tie between the Edmonton Oilers and the New England Patriots

Hometown: Woburn, MA

College: Springfield College

Corporate Sales 

Bryan Dooley - Vice President of Corporate Sales

Bryan.jpgEmail: bryan.dooley@spectraxp.com

When did you start: July 1st, 2013

Favorite event that you have worked: The Eagles

Favorite event that you have attended: Red Sox vs Yankees - 2004 ALCS Game 5

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): Red Sox

Hometown: Andover, CT

College: Eastern Connecticut State University

Favorite food: Pizza

Fun fact: I am an avid fisherman

Rose Leblanc - Manager of Corporate Sales

Rose.jpgEmail: rose.leblanc@spectraxp.com

When did you start: 2013

Favorite event that you have worked: Rihanna

Favorite event that you have attended: Pearl Jam

Favorite Team (not including the Wolf Pack): Red Sox

Hometown: Boston, MA

College: Northeastern University

Favorite food: Toss up between Nachos and Ravioli

Fun fact: I paddle with an award-winning Dragonboat Team