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JEFF MEAD NAMED ECHL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Monday, July 1st
JEFF MEAD NAMED ECHL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

GLENS FALLS – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils and Utica Comets, have announced that Thunder President Jeff Mead was named the 2023-24 recipient of the ECHL Executive of the Year Award.

The award, which is determined in voting by the ECHL Board of Governors, is presented annually to the top executive in the League. In January, the award was renamed in honor of Blake Cullen, who, who was inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame in 2009. Cullen founded the Hampton Roads Admirals in 1989, and owned the team for seven seasons through 1995-96.

Mead oversees a Thunder front office that set a team record with 14 sellouts during the 2023-24 regular season while averaging 4,239 fans per game which is 84.8 percent of capacity at Cool Insuring Arena.

Mead spends countless hours in the community promoting the Thunder and Arena. He formerly was on the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and currently serves as the Treasurer on the Glens Falls Business Improvement District, serves on the Glens Falls Civic Center Foundation, and consults with the Adirondack Junior Thunder. He regularly speaks at city and county meetings to promote the team and keep the local politicians up-to-date on arena and team activities, plans and successes.

Blake Cullen ECHL Executive of the Year Award
2024        Jeff Mead, Adirondack Thunder
2023        Billy Johnson, Norfolk Admirals
2022        Joel Lomurno, Wichita Thunder
2020        Eric Trapp, Idaho Steelheads
2019        Neil Neukam, Toledo Walleye
2018        Neil Neukam, Toledo Walleye and Bob Ohrablo, Jacksonville Icemen
2017        Brent Thiesssen, Kansas City Mavericks
2016         Kristin Ropp, Cincinnati Cyclones
2015        Joe Napoli, Toledo Walleye
2014        Matthew Riley, Bakersfield Condors
2013        Joe Napoli, Toledo Walleye
2012        Justin Kemp,    Ontario Reign
2011        Dan Chapman, Stockton Thunder
2010        Kristin Ropp, Cincinnati Cyclones
2009        Gordon Kaye, Reading Royals
2008        Darren Abbott, South Carolina Stingrays
2007        Matthew Riley, Bakersfield Condors
2006        Steve Chapman, Gwinnett Gladiators
2005        Steve Chapman, Gwinnett Gladiators
2004        Terry Parks, Alaska Aces
2003        John Butler, Peoria Rivermen
2002        Matt Loughran, Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
2001        Craig Brush, Florida Everblades
2000        Brian McKenna, Trenton Titans
1999        Carl Scheer, Greenville Grrrowl
1998        Charles Felix, Pensacola Ice Pilots
1997        David Paitson, Columbus Chill
1996        Dave Berryman, Louisiana Ice Gators
1995        Harry Fuerstein/Craig Laughlin, Richmond Renegades
1994        John Gagon/Pierre Paiement, Roanoke Express
1993        Larry Kish, Wheeling Thunderbirds

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