Management, Hockey Operations & Staff
Ken M. King
President, CEO and Governor
Ken M. King was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Flames on August 15, 2001. He also serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Governor of the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League.
Like you, King has an overwhelming fondness for the sport. His aspiration every season is to raise the bar another notch to reward devoted fans with the best possible entertainment package in the league.
King is a strong believer in contributing to the community and he knows incredible achievements can be accomplished when aspiration and determination mix with a visionary approach, meaningful intentions, responsible actions and, above all, consideration for others. His current community involvement spans numerous organizations, including chairman, TELUS Community Board, past co-chair of REACH (a $300 million medical fundraising initiative), the Calgary Committee to End Homelessness, the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority, the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede, Borden Ladner Gervais CIAU Athlete of the Year Awards Committee and the Rotary Club of Calgary. Previous support and commitment involved the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre, Calgary Philharmonic Society, No Ka Oi Ranch Foundation and past-chairman of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
In 2005, King received an Alberta Centennial Medal for outstanding contributions to the province of Alberta. Other awards include the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for community service and the commemorative medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. In 1991, he was honoured as B’Nai Brith Man of the Year.
Born and raised in Hanley, Saskatchewan, King launched a 30-year career in the newspaper business that included senior executive positions in Canada’s leading newspapers including President and Publisher of the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald. During his newspaper career in Calgary, King was acknowledged for his innovative marketing, establishment of healthy corporate relationships, spirited community leadership and appreciable growth for the newspapers.
King is an avid, but mediocre golfer, and like many other Albertans, shares a passion for horses. He and his wife Marilyn have two daughters, Amanda and Jocelin.
Vice President and Alternate Governor
Mike Moore is entering his 21st season in the Western Hockey League and 11th with the Hitmen. His decade of service with the franchise began with a one-year term as Assistant General Manager in 1997-98. He then served as General Manager of the Kamloops Blazers (1998-2004) and Medicine Hat Tigers (2004-05) before spending three seasons as Director of Athletics with Edge School (2005-08).
His return to the Hitmen for the 2008-09 season saw Moore as Director of Business Operations before adding the title of Assistant General Manager in 2012. Moore moved to the role of General Manager and Vice President of Business Operations in 2013, to being promoted to the role of Vice President and Alternate Governor in 2017.
During his Hitmen tenure, Moore has received a pair of WHL recognitions: the Marketing/Public Relations Award in 2010-11 and an Eastern Conference nomination for the Lloyd Saunders Memorial trophy as WHL Executive of the Year in 2013-14.
Jeff Chynoweth is entering his first season with the Hitmen. He has been a prominent fixture in the WHL for over 30 years, most recently completing his 16th season with the Kootenay ICE. During his expansive tenure with Kootenay (2001-17), he held the roles of owner, president and general manager. Under his leadership, the ICE claimed three WHL titles (2000, 2002 and 2011), captured the coveted Memorial Cup in 2002 and earned the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as the league’s top regular season club during the 2004-05 campaign. That same 104-point season saw the WHL name the 50-year-old from Calgary, Alberta, Executive of the Year. Before joining the ICE franchise, Chynoweth held several business and hockey operations positions with the Red Deer Rebels (1991-95), Lethbridge Hurricanes (1989-91), Brandon Wheat Kings (1988-89), Medicine Hat Tigers (1987-88) and Spokane Chiefs (1986-87).
Business & Team Operations
Melissa Blades, Assistant Manager of Business Operations
Ken Thrower, Club Liaison Officer and Colour Analyst
Blair Butterfield, Team Chaplain
Joanna French, Assistant Manager of Communications
Brad Curle, Broadcast & Communications Coordinator
Alex Medina, Digital Content Producer
Marketing & Sales
Shelby Lewis, Community & Sales Coordinator
Rheannon Chan, Creative Services
Sponsorship & Ticketing
Amanda Williams, Sponsorship & Ticket Sales Executive
Nicolla Kaumeyer, Account Executive
Erin Hassall, Ticket Coordinator
Kylie Wilson, Account Manager