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Kelly Cheeseman

LA Kings

Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Cheeseman serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Kings. In addition to the Kings, Cheeseman also serves as COO for AEG Sports which oversees multiple sports teams and events including the LA Galaxy (five-time MLS Champions), Amgen Tour of California (America’s most successful cycling race) and several European hockey and soccer franchises.

Currently in his 15th year with the organization, Cheeseman’s day-to-day role as COO for the Kings includes overseeing the Kings various business departments with the goal of maximizing club revenues and growing the team’s charitable endeavors. His areas of oversight include Ticket Sales and Service, CRM and Analytics, Marketing, Digital, Game Presentation, Public Relations/Communications, Broadcasting, Hockey Development, Community Relations and Human Resources along with working with AEG Global Partnerships to oversee all of the sponsorship opportunities for the club.

As part of the senior executive leadership team within the Kings, Cheeseman has helped play an integral role in achieving record organizational success and setting a number of franchise records in Ticket Sales, Sponsorship and On-line Digital Metrics. This includes a current, club record sellout streak of 205 straight games, dating back to December 3, 2011. In March of 2014, he was named to Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list, and in 2015 the heights of Cheeseman’s work within the organization were highlighted when the Kings were named the Sports Team of the Year at the Sports Business Journal’s Sports Business Awards event in New York.

A board member for the Kings Care and LA Galaxy Foundations, Cheeseman oversaw the $1,000,000, five-year pledge to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles that also included a $1,000,000 commitment to the LA Kings Bloodmobile and a five-year, $500,000 commitment to the hospital’s Blood Donor Center. Following the Stadium Series game at Dodger S

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Events featuring Kelly Cheeseman
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