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Former Whaler Garry Swain to Head Sponsorship Sales

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Whalers Sports and Entertainment announced today that former New England Whaler, and long-time Simsbury, CT resident, Garry Swain has been named Director of Corporate Partnerships for the company.

 

Swain has been employed by WSE for the past year, serving as both a sales *****ociate and radio color commentator. In his new role he will oversee all sales and sponsorship activities for WSE.

 

Swain, a first-round draft pick of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins in 1968 and a veteran of three seasons with the WHA’s Whalers, brings years of business experience to Whalers Sports and Entertainment. He has previously worked with a number of local Hartford-area businesses in leadership positions, and has also managed his own real estate development business.

 

According to Mark Willand, WSE Senior Vice President of Business Operations, “Garry has been a great *****et to the organization in 2011-2012, leveraging his many relationships in the Hartford community to expand our community relations and sponsorship efforts. Examples of his efforts include: Aetna, who sponsors the Whale’s Amateur Hockey program, and Cigna, who sponsored our ‘Hockey in the Streets’ program.”

 

Added WSE President and COO, Howard Baldwin, Jr., “It’s great to have a former Whalers player in this critically important position. Garry’s combination of hockey experience, extensive business relationships and sales a*****en make him the perfect person for this role.”

 

Swain also serves as a color commentator alongside Bob Crawford for Whale broadcasts on both 106.9 WCCC-FM’s “Rockin’ Hockey” and on television broadcasts aired by CPTV Sports.

 

http://www.ctwhale.com/news/?article_id=986

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I don't know, but he already works for WSE, they either promoted him or gave him another job.

 

"Swain has been employed by WSE for the past year, serving as both a sales *****ociate and radio color commentator. In his new role he will oversee all sales and sponsorship activities for WSE."

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Whalevolution wrote :

> OK you dont hire if your going out of business right?

 

 

Its not really a hire as much as it is a re-position within the franchise. He was doing radio commentary on 106.9 WCCC and was a sales *****ociate for the team as well. I call it more of a restructuring, rather than a new hire. I bet WSE is still in financial trouble as we have seen and heard.

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Unfortunately, Howard's word isn't worth too much these days...until the lease is done, anything, including WSE closing up shop, is absolutely possible.

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Its a new position none the less and I doubt Mr. Swain took the new position for less or the same salary. If your going out of business you probably dont increase salaries and create new positions. Its just not in line with what the rumor mill has been spinning.

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