- Front Office
Todd became the majority owner of the Stingrays in April 2018 through his investment entity Halloran Sports Group LLC. Todd is a Senior Advisor at Freeman Spogli & Co., a Los Angeles and New York-based private equity firm with approximately $2 billion under management. Todd is also the CEO of Fox Hall Partners, an investment holding company with interests in sports teams, sports tech, health, and tech-enabled consumer product and service companies. Todd has worked with and served on the board of directors for a number of public and private companies and non-profit organizations. He currently serves on the boards of four private companies, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, and The Community Fund.
Todd currently splits his time mostly in Charleston and CT/NY. He and his family are passionate hockey fans. Todd grew up playing hockey in a skating family and has four children who all grew up playing the sport including one currently playing collegiate hockey.
Rob Concannon is in his 14th season as the President of the South Carolina Stingrays. Born and raised in Dorchester, MA, just outside of Boston, Concannon has always been passionate about hockey. He played for the Stingrays from 1995 to 2000, was a member of the 1997 Kelly Cup Championship team, and was inducted into the Stingrays Hall of Fame in 2004. He skated in 350 games for the Stingrays and is currently seventh in all-time Stingrays points with 254 (120 goals, 134 assists).
Prior to turning pro, Concannon was a Division III All-American in 1995 with Salem State College. In addition to the Stingrays, Concannon skated for the Saint John Flames and St. John Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Idaho Steelheads and Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL during his eight-year professional hockey career.
After retiring from hockey, Rob continued to dedicate his career to the sport. He became the Stingrays’ President and Alternate Governor in 2009 and was elected as head of the ECHL Rules Committee in 2013.
Under his leadership, the Stingrays reached the Kelly Cup Finals in 2015, 2017, and 2021, and the Conference Finals in 2016. The team also increased revenue in Season Ticket Sales, Groups Sales, and Corporate Sales during nine straight seasons. In 2018 Concannon was named GM of the Year by the ECHL's coaches and General Managers. The Stingrays won the ECHL's Team Excellence Award for the first time in franchise history under his leadership at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 season.
He is very active in the Charleston community working with the Ronald Mcdonald House, Charleston Youth Development Center, MUSC Children’s Hospital, the City of North Charleston, and numerous other organizations and nonprofits.
Rob has called Charleston home for the last 25 years and lives downtown with his wife Keri and their twins, John Robert and Ella Loraine. In his free time, Rob likes to exercise and golf.
Julie Thoennes enters her 31st season with the Stingrays as Office Manager. She is the only member of the Stingrays organization that has been with the club since its inception in 1993. In addition to handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and the day-to-day responsibilities of the front office, she assists the team’s coaching staff with player operations which include worker’s compensation and immigration issues. She was inducted into the Stingrays Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011. Thoennes resides in Summerville with her husband Larry. They have three sons, Chasen, Charles and Greg.
Kyle Huckabee joined the Stingrays in 2012 and serves as the team's Director of Ticket Operations, overseeing box office operations at the North Charleston Coliseum on game nights. Huckabee previously served as the team's Ticket Sales Manager for three seasons and was a finalist for the 2014-15 ECHL Ticket Executive of the Year. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Huckabee received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston. He grew up in Summerville, South Carolina, and attended Stingrays hockey games for many years prior to working with the team. Huckabee enjoys golfing around town in his free time and currently resides in Summerville with his wife Marcy and their son Aaron. His favorite sports teams are the USC Gamecocks, the Atlanta Braves, and of course, the Stingrays.
Matt joined the Stingrays in June of 2021. Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Matt is an avid sports fan and grew up a Birmingham Bulls fan. While attending Shelton State Community College, Matt pitched for the Buccaneers and helped lead them to back-to-back NJCAA World Series Appearances. He then went on to graduate from the University of Alabama with a BA in Communication Studies. Matt, his wife Lauren, and their doodle, Finn, recently moved from Atlanta, Georgia to make their home in Charleston. When not cheering on the Stingrays, Matt can be found attending sporting events and concerts, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.
This is Shannon's first full season with the Stingray's as an Account Executive after recently moving down to Charleston from Portland, Maine where she worked for the Maine Mariners the past 2 years. Shannon attended the University of New England where she played NCAA Hockey and received her Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Recreation Management with a double minor in Business & Coaching. Shannon, a native New Englander who grew up on Cape Cod, MA, is a proud Boston sports fan. When she isn't working she enjoys going to the beach on Sullivan's Island with her fiance Morgan and exploring the city of Charleston.
This is Makayla’s first season with the Stingrays as an Account Executive, joining the team in June of 2023. Makayla grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee where she developed her love for sports through being an athlete in highschool and cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers. Makayla graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelors in Sport Management and a Minor in Marketing. Throughout her time with ETSU she worked for the Men’s Basketball team. After graduating, Makayla worked as an Account Executive for the Appalachian League baseball team the Elizabethton River Riders before eventually relocating to the Charleston area. When Makayla isn’t cheering on the Stingrays she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her fiance Molly, trying new places to eat, and watching all different kinds of sports.
This is Katie's first season with the Stingrays as an Account Executive after working at News 2. Katie attended East Carolina University where she studied Marketing with a minor in Political Science. While studying at ECU, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta where she held the position of Campus Relations Director. Born and raised in the Charlotte area, Katie has always been a Carolina Hurricanes and Panthers fan. When Katie isn't working, she enjoys yoga, hanging out with friends, and trying new cocktails for her Instagram page, Our Drink Diary!
This is Marissa’s first season with the Stingray as an Account Executive after earning her MBA from the College of Charleston in June. Marissa was born and raised in the Chicago area and is a proud Chicago sports fan. She played hockey for over 15 years including competing in NCAA Hockey for Aurora University and serving as an assistant captain for her team. In Marissa’s free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants in the Charleston area, playing board or card games, and finding time to travel back to Chicago to spend time with her family’s two bullmastiffs.
Corporate Partnerships & Community
Olivia is entering her second season with the Stingrays as their Community Relations Coordinator! She recently graduated from The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Entertainment Management. Before joining the Stingrays, Olivia worked as an intern for The Charleston RiverDogs, the affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Olivia is originally from New Jersey and relocated to Charleston after her time at UofSC. She grew up as a huge hockey fan and continues to root the NJ Devils on from Charleston! In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, concerts, and spending time with family & friends!
Communications, Marketing & Merchandise
This is Vanessa’s first season with the Stingrays as the team’s Graphic Designer and Video Production Manager. Vanessa grew up in Trenton, Michigan, and has been an avid hockey fan since birth. Her dad played college hockey at Notre Dame and both her brothers played travel hockey, with one currently still playing in the NAHL with the Shreveport Mudbugs.
Vanessa went to the University of Michigan where she worked with all varsity sports teams studying content creation, production, and brand development. After graduating college in 2021, Vanessa worked as the Director of Marketing and Communications for a new minor league hockey team called the Motor City Rockers.
Vanessa roots for her hometown teams, the Red Wings, the Lions, and the University of Michigan, and is a big Connor McDavid fan. Outside of hockey, Vanessa is also passionate about animals, the environment, cosplay, activism, and social justice.
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The South Carolina Stingrays Office is located on Etna Street in North Charleston, just a short walk from the North Charleston Coliseum where the Stingrays play all home games. Our Front Office staff is available in person or via the phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours are subject to change and may vary on home game dates.
Office Mailing Address:
5050 Etna St.
North Charleston, SC 29418
Office Phone: (843) 744-2248