Alan Mowrey is joining the NBA D-League Canton Charge as the new Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), taking over the position from Scott Woodruff who returns to Cleveland to become SVP and COO of the AFL Cleveland Gladiators. The announcement was made today by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization's Executive Vice President, Kerry Bubolz.
Charge and Gladiators are both exclusively operated by the Cavaliers
and Quicken Loans Arena organization and owned by a group led by
Cavaliers majority owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan
Gilbert. The Charge were acquired in July 2011 and the Gladiators were
recently acquired this past January. The group also owns and operates
the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, the official AHL
affiliate of the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche.
SVP and COO, Mowrey will oversee all business operations of the Charge.
Mowery comes to the Charge with an extensive and accomplished business
strategy and management background in the NBA. He directed a diverse
collection of sales and service areas with the Indiana Pacers and Los
Angeles Clippers and his efforts resulted in both franchises being
recognized to be among league leaders in the NBA's annual Sales and
Marketing Awards program.
joins the Charge just as they have played their way into the 2012 NBA
Development League Playoffs presented by BBVA, with the first game of
their first round series against the Springfield Armor this Friday
night, April 13th at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets, starting
at just $8, are on sale now at CantonCharge.com, Ticketmaster outlets
or by calling 866-444-1944.
his new position as the Gladiators SVP and COO, Woodruff will oversee
all business operations of the team and returns to his pro sports roots.
Before joining the Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and
family of teams in 2009, he served as the General Manager of the AFL's
Grand Rapids Rampage for three years, and was Executive Director of
Business Development with the AFL's Chicago Rush prior to that.
has led the business side of the Charge to a very successful launch and
inaugural season, and the franchise has quickly become one of the most
successful operations in the NBA Development League, both on the court
now takes the business reigns of the AFL's defending American
Conference Eastern Division Champion Gladiators as the team has gotten
off to a great 3-1 start to their 2012 season.