President Steve Swetoha
Swetoha has over 25 years of sports marketing, ticket sales, corporate sales and sales 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.
He has worked in the NHL, NFL, NBA/WNBA over the years with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats/Charlotte Sting, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL. Swetoha has held numerous executive titles within most of these organizations including the Charlotte Bobcats where he was the senior vice president of business operations for the WNBA team and vice president of sales and retention for the Charlotte Bobcats.
Prior to accepting the opportunity in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Swetoha was the Executive Director of the Atlantic Coastal Conference (ACC) Football Championship games in Charlotte in 2010 and 2011.
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Swetoha is a proud member of the Robert Morris family where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Sport Management. Swetoha also has his Masters Degree in Sports Leadership at Duquesne University. In 2010, Swetoha was elected to the Robert Morris Sport Management Hall of Fame Class.
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 and American Diabetes and Tulsa Sports Commission. 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 Urban League. Swetoha also is a member of Leadership Tulsa class of 46 that is a nine month program that started in August this past year.
Swetoha has one son, Matthew who is a freshman at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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