Utah Blaze owner Kristin Murdock has sold her majority share of the franchise to Salt Lake City business woman Kim Brown, the team announced today. A three-year member of the ownership group, Murdock was instrumental in resurrecting the Blaze organization in 2010.
is with mixed emotions that I have sold my majority ownership in the
team," Murdock stated. "I joined this franchise just over three years
ago and I'm extremely proud of what we've accomplished in that time.
went from being one of the worst teams in the league in 2010 to being
one of the premier teams in the AFL, one play away from the ArenaBowl
Championship game in 2012. I will be a fan for life and will continue to
cheer for the Utah Blaze. With the League's best coaches, players, and
fans, I am looking forward to a great 2013 season!"
Brown joins Logan Hunter and Abundant Brands as majority owners of the
Utah Blaze. Brown brings over 25 years of experience in marketing and
media to the franchise. Over the past 10 years, the Kim Brown &
Associates marketing firm has seen rapid expansion while becoming one of
Salt Lake City's most prominent agencies.
extremely excited to welcome Kim Brown to the Utah Blaze," said Head
Coach Ron James. "She brings an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to
our franchise. Kim's intelligence as a businesswoman instills confidence
that her addition will really take our organization to the next level."
has an extensive background in sales, strategic planning, creative
production and media placement. She has worked with a variety of
companies, from start-ups to national corporations, managing their
marketing and advertising budgets.
Brown & Associates is a full service agency covering all areas of
the marketing realm. This includes brand identity and development,
collateral, print (large and small scale format), script writing,
television production, radio production, media buying (including
television, radio, print and outdoor), public relations, website
development and optimization, event planning, promotions and grassroots