The West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Kristi Hennessy as the team’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Hennessy has a wealth of experience working in the hockey industry, beginning her career in sports in the Lower Mainland with the Vancouver Canadians, a short-season Single A baseball team, as well as the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants. In 2008, Hennessy accepted a position with the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers as a Digital Media associate before spending six seasons in the NHL, working with the Calgary Flames and shifting to the Winnipeg Jets as the Coordinator of Digital Media until 2013.
A 5 year resident of West Kelowna, BC, Hennessy has wanted to get back into the hockey world, specifically in Junior hockey, for her hometown team after spending the past five years away from the game, “I am so honored and humbled to be joining the West Kelowna Warriors family.” commented Hennessy, “I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to work with a team with a desire for success, and a loyal commitment to our community.”
“We’re excited to have someone with the wealth of experience and passion for the game of hockey that Kristi has be able to join our organization,” commented Warriors Owner and President Kim Dobranski, “She will be a great addition to our organization as well as working in the community with our local businesses and fanbase.”
Also,the hiring of Mike Schell as the team’s Director of
Entertainment & Game Day Operations ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Mike has been in the entertainment industry for the past 15 years, seven
years as a concert promoter, music producer, artist management and touring
musician. Mike has called West Kelowna home for the past 18 years and has
been strong supporter and fan of the Warriors since their move here in 2006.
“I am extremely excited for the honour to be a part of the warriors
organization,” commented Schell, “I want to thank Kim Dobranski for the
opportunity to bring my energy and passion to my hometown team. Being able
to work for such a strong community oriented organization with a drive for
success is a dream come true.”
“I am very pleased to welcome Mike to our Warriors family,” commented
Warriors owner and president Kim Dobranski. “Mike brings high energy and
drive and is committed to give West Kelowna the best entertainment and fan
experience possible. Mike is very community driven and will be a great asset
to our organization.”