STEELHAWKS FRONT OFFICE
MICHAEL E. CLARK – Executive Vice President & General Manager
MICHAEL E. CLARK enters his eighth season as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks. During his time at the helm, the Steelhawks have made six consecutive playoff appearances while seeing business grow over 10% in each season. In 2015, Clark facilitated the teams move from the Stabler Arena (the teams home venue for their first four seasons) to the brand new 8,500 seat PPL Center in downtown Allentown. The 2015 season saw the Steelhawks increase attendance by 15%. He oversees the day to day operations, marketing, and media relations initiatives for the team. After the 2017 season, Clark was named as the First Ever EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR in the National Arena League, while the team also brought home FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR Honors as well.
Prior to the Steelhawks, Clark served as the Marketing Coordinator for Target Markets, an insurance association for MGA’s based out of Wilmington, DE.
His career in sports has taken him to many different opportunities. He had previously served as the Director of Communications for the Kent Predators and La Crosse Spartans of the Indoor Football League in addition to his position with Target Markets. His duties included creating all press content, game-day programs, maintaining the team websites, and developing marketing materials.
He first joined the IFL as the Director of Communications at the league level, within the league offices in Richmond, VA for the 2009 season. There he was responsible for all media/public relations efforts for the 19-team league that spanned from Alaska to Washington, DC. Mr. Clark also has spent time with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League in their Communications Department and also served as a Sales Associate for the Philadelphia Sports Group.
· 2011 and 2012 IFL BEST MEDIA RELATIONS Award Winner
· 2012 IFL COMMUNITY RELATIONS Award Winner
· 2016 Grid Iron Crew AIF FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR
· 2017 National Arena League EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
· 2017 National Arena League FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR