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Rays Promote Three From Within

05/09/2006 1:12 PM - NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays announced the promotions of Steve Fraserto Director of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships, Jon Parkmanto Director of Ticket Operations and Chad Penningtonto Director of Group Sales today.  All three will assume their new positions immediately. 

"It is very exciting for this franchise to be able to promote such talented people from within,” said Stingrays President Darren Abbott. “All three have tremendous experience in attracting new business, while servicing our present corporate clients and fans alike.  We are confident that these three future stars of sports marketing will help the Stingrays to excel in the seats, on the ice and in the community.”

Steve Fraser is in his third season with the Rays following two seasons as the Marketing and Game Operations Manager. He has helped implement community relations and internship programs while working on group, season, and corporate sales. 

Fraser will now run all aspects of the Stingrays marketing campaign and handle the bulk of the team's corporate advertising sales. He began his career with the Stingrays after receiving a B.S. in Recreation with an emphasis in Tourism Management and concentration in Business from IndianaUniversity.

John Parkman is in his third season with the Rays.   He originally joined the staff as a Ticket Sales Manager. A Graduate of the
Universityof Georgiain December 2003, Jon will oversee all aspects of the Stingrays ticket operations, including sales, support, service and communication with the ECHL.

is in his third season with the Stingrays.  He came to the Stingrays as a Ticket Sales Associate after spending time in similar posts for the Nashville Predators and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.  Pennington will spearhead the Stingrays group ticket sales drive for the upcoming season as well as assist
Jon Parkmanwith overseeing the entire Ticket Sales Department.

The Stingrays will drop the puck on the 14th season of professional hockey in the Low Country in October.  Full Season, Weekend and Partial Ticket packages are currently available.   For ticket information contact the Stingrays office at 744-2248 or log on to

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