As Prodigal’s Director of Partnerships, Mark Pritchard is responsible for providing direction on all corporate partnerships. With the OKC Barons, Mark has successfully carried over partnerships from corporate partnerships from years past and has built new relationship within the corporate community.
Prior to joining Prodigal’s staff, Pritchard was the Director of Corporate Sponsorships for five years with the Oklahoma City RedHawks. He was responsible for annual increases in sponsorship revenue. In addition, Pritchard secured sponsorships for the many different events at the ballpark.
Pritchard spent time with the Pepsi Bottling Group as a prestige property and key account manager. At Pepsi, he developed a selling platform that was used by all of the sales staff in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. As the prestige property manager, Pritchard acquired the sales for all of the major prestige properties in Oklahoma City, Remington Park, The Ford Center(Chesapeake Arena), and the Bricktown Ballpark. He also acquired several major restaurant chains in Subway and Little Ceasars Pizza during his tenure.
Pritchard has experience in the entertainment industry as he was manager of White Water Bay, a water theme park in Oklahoma City. He managed the facility for 13 years where he was also appointed to the prestigious Presidents Team for Silver Dollar City Executives.
Mark grew up in Oklahoma City and is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he played football and baseball. Upon graduation from UCO, he became a teacher, football and head baseball coach at Mustang High School.