By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 09/21/2012

The Oklahoma City Barons staff continues to grow. Cole Butcher, Stacie Rathbun and Chris Halley each received promotions, while the Barons named Ryan Hendrickson and Britton Bechtol Account Executives, Executive Vice President of Sales Jon Beilstein announced today.

Butcher was promoted to Season Seat Sales Manager from Senior Account Executive. 
His new role with the organization will include the supervision of the entire Season Ticket Division for the Barons. He is responsible for the training and development of the Season Seat Account Executive staff, and ensuring all department goals in new and renewal full and partial season ticket sales are achieved. The graduate from the University of Oklahoma is entering his third season with the Barons.

Rathbun earned a promotion to Barons Sales Support Coordinator. In her new role, he is responsible for the overall management of all Barons ticket sales support initiatives and materials, including an active role in the development of ticket sales promotional campaigns for the organization. A fixture at Oklahoma City hockey games since she was 8, she has worked her way from a program seller, to Senior Account Executive to her current position. She continues in her role in special projects including the Barons Booster Club, Season Seat Holder Advisory Board and Barons Buddies program.

Halley earned a promotion to Group Sales Manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the entire groups sales program as well as development and supervision of the Group Ticket Account Executive staff. After graduation from Oklahoma City University, Halley began his career in professional sports with the Oklahoma City RedHawks. He has been with the Barons since 2010.

Hendrickson joins the Barons as a Group Ticket Account Executive. From Oklahoma City, Ryan is a 2012 graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and minored in Public Relations. Following various positions in communications positions with SWOSU, and an internship as a marketing and communications with World Neighbors in Oklahoma City, Ryan has been serving as Assistant Football Coach with Tuttle Public Schools.

Bechtol joins the Barons organization as Group Ticket Account Executive. Prior to joining the Barons staff, Britton completed an internship with the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League. With the Thunder, his duties included ticket sales as well as game operations. As a Grove, Oklahoma product, Britton is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Science in Marketing and a minor in Sports Management.

“The Barons organization is fortunate to have the talent and dedication of staff members like Cole, Stacie and Chris,” said Beilstein. “All three of them have made significant contributions to our efforts and will continue to do so in their new roles. Ryan and Britton bring outstanding credentials with them. We expect them to utilize their experience and become valued members of our staff.”

The Barons home opener is October 19 against the San Antonio Rampage at the Cox Convention Center at 7 p.m. A variety of ticket packages are available to meet every individual or group need. Packages ranging from 7-game and 11-game packs to Full Season Seats are available. Call the Barons’ front office at 405-232-4625 for information on group outings, Season Seats and other ticket packages.

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