Steve Swetoha is entering his 4th season as President of Tulsa Pro Hoops LLC which includes the WNBA's Tulsa Shock and the Shock Basketball Academy. He is responsible for all aspects of the entire organization which include: basketball operations, ticket sales and corporate sales, marketing, promotions, game entertainment, finance, human resources, broadcasting, communications, community relations and customer retention and social media.
Swetoha has over 25 years of sports marketing, ticket sales, corporate sales, marketing and management experience. He began his career as an intern with the Pittsburgh Penguins in his junior year at Robert Morris. During this internship experience, the Penguins promoted Swetoha to a sales and marketing executive and manager of their inside sales team and his career in sports began to climb.
Swetoha's has had experience in the NFL, NBA, NHL and WNBA in various titles ranging from Director of Sales to Senior Vice President of Sales and Retention with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Miracle. Swetoha was the Vice President of Business Operations during his tenure in Charlotte with the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA.
Prior to accepting the opportunity in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Swetoha was the Executive Director of the Atlantic Coastal Conference (ACC) Football Championship games scheduled to be held in Charlotte in December 2010 and 2011.
Swetoha is a proud member of the Robert Morris University family where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Sport Management. In 2010, Swetoha was elected to the Robert Morris Sport Management Hall of Fame Class. Swetoha has earned his Master's Degree in Sports Leadership at Duquesne University.
Swetoha is an active member of the Tulsa community where he sits on the board of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, American Diabetes Association, Susan G. Komen and Tulsa Metropolitan Urban League. Swetoha is on the advisory board of the Tulsa Sports Commission and Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League. Swetoha has served as Honorary Chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Tulsa as well as the Honorary Chair for the Tulsa Metropolitan Urban League and the upcoming Susan G. Komen 2014 Pink Stiletto Gala. Swetoha also is a member of Leadership Tulsa class of 46.
Swetoha has a daughter, Sophia and son, Matthew who is a junior at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.