Texas Stars & H-E-B Center at Cedar Park Directory
R. Thomas Gaglardi
Owner & Governor, Dallas Stars & Texas Stars
R. Thomas (Tom) Gaglardi is the owner and governor of the Dallas Stars Hockey Club and the president of Northland Properties Corporation, the largest family-owned hospitality company in Canada with its head offices located in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was officially introduced as the sixth owner in franchise history on November 21, 2011.
In just three seasons as owner of the club, Gaglardi has revitalized hockey in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, overhauling the team's front office by hiring veteran administrator Jim Lites to serve as president and installing one of the most respected hockey minds in Jim Nill as general manager. He also spearheaded the overhaul of the team's logo and uniform, forging a new identity for the club to fit his vision. Under his watch, industry insiders have consistently identified the Stars as a team "on the rise" for both the business, and hockey operations side of the organization. During the 2014-15 season, Gaglardi purchased the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL) and acquired the operating rights to Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, TX. The move re-enforced his commitment to sustaining and growing the sport of hockey in the state of Texas and creating a seamless organizational process to develop and train NHL-caliber players, coaches and front office staff.
A passionate and knowledgeable leader who is deeply involved in all aspects of the family's business, Gaglardi began his career in the hospitality industry at age 13 as a busboy and has worked in virtually every area of his business since that time. He spent considerable time in construction, hotel and restaurant operations, real estate development and finance. At age 23, he was promoted to president of the Sandman Hotel Group, and at 26 he became president of Northland Properties Corporation, the Gaglardi family's umbrella company.
Under his direction, Northland has grown to be the largest family owned hospitality company in Canada including a large portfolio of hotels with the Sandman Hotel Group and the Sutton Place Hotels & Resorts, several restaurant chains including Denny's Restaurants of Canada, Moxie's Classic Grill, Chop Steakhouse & Bar, and Shark Club Bar & Grill. In 2009, Gaglardi began expanding his brand of hospitality to the United Kingdom and will soon be operating in North Texas with the planned opening of the first Sandman Hotel and Moxie's Classic Grill in the United States. The family also owns and operates a large real estate portfolio and the world renowned Revelstoke Mountain Resort. In addition to his role with the Stars, Gaglardi is a co-owner of the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club of the Western Hockey League and serves as its governor.
An active member of the community, Gaglardi founded the Sandman Harvest Foundation, which has raised over $1 million for disadvantaged and medically challenged children living in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. He also serves as trustee for the PA and JM Gaglardi Senior Citizens Society, a non-profit society providing housing for seniors in Kamloops, British Columbia and serves on the board of St. George's School in Vancouver. He founded the Josh Dyck Foundation to assist Josh with his recovery from an auto accident in October 2006, which left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.
Gaglardi and his wife Brittney have three sons, Charlie, Bennett and Wilson all of whom play competitive ice hockey. In addition to his own participation on his hockey team, Gaglardi enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family at their cottage on the shores of Kamloops Lake near Savona, British Columbia.
President & Alternate Governor, Texas Stars. General Manager, H-E-B Center
Rick McLaughlin begins his eighth year as the President and Alternate Governor of the Texas Stars Hockey Club and General Manager of Cedar Park Center. McLaughlin led the Texas Stars business team during the 2014 Calder Cup Championship. McLaughlin previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Dallas Stars, overseeing the start-up of the Texas Stars, as well as the design and construction of Cedar Park Center.
Prior to working with the Dallas Stars, McLaughlin served as Executive Vice President of Business Operations for Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers. McLaughlin oversaw all areas of facilities, event and stadium operations, parking, security, concessions and merchandising for the team. He also managed the club’s business operations interest at the Rangers’ spring training facility in Surprise, Arizona.
McLaughlin was heavily involved in the design, development and construction of Hicks Holdings sports-entertainment complex in Frisco, Texas, and the Rangers’ Spring Training facility in Surprise. McLaughlin also was involved in a variety of other business operations for Hicks Sports Group after being appointed Executive Vice President for the company in August 2001. The previous three years, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for Hicks Holdings. In that role, he oversaw the company’s interests in the construction, development and operation of American Airlines Center, which opened in July 2001.
McLaughlin joined the Dallas Stars in the summer of 1993 after the franchise’s move to Texas. In his position as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, from 1993-1999, he was responsible for the team’s finance, administration and business operations. McLaughlin was part of the 1999 Dallas Stars Stanley Cup executive management team, resulting in his name being engraved on the Stanley Cup.
From 1983-93, McLaughlin was Vice President of Finance of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Civic Arena Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his tenure, McLaughlin was part of the 1990 Stanley Cup Championship. He also served as Business Manager for the Silver-medal winning USA team that participated in the 1991 Canada Cup.
An active participant in the community, McLaughlin is the President of the Texas Stars Foundation. He also previously served as board member for the Cedar Park Tourism Advisory Board and the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce.
McLaughlin received his B.S. in Accounting from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in 1979. McLaughlin resides in Georgetown with his wife Monica; they have two children: Lindsay and Sean.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Texas Stars & H-E-B Center
Silver was appointed Vice President in August 2010 after accepting the position of Assistant Vice President in June of 2009.
Prior to joining the organization, Silver served as Vice President of Finance for Olympia Entertainment in Detroit, Michigan. Silver oversaw the financial management of Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit Red Wings’ corporate and suite sales departments, the Fox Theatre and a variety of other Olympia properties.
Before relocating to Michigan, Silver spent nine years with the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League in Phoenix, Arizona. Silver progressed from Assistant Controller of the hockey club to Executive Director of Finance of the Coyotes, the Jobing.com Arena and the Arizona Sting Lacrosse Club.
In 2003, Silver was promoted to Controller of the Jobing.com Arena at the start of the venue’s construction. As part of the arena’s executive management team, Silver was heavily involved in the design and implementation of the arena’s operating policies and procedures.
Silver began his career as an auditor with the Phoenix office of Price Waterhouse after receiving his B.A. degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and earning his CPA designation.
Vice President of Corporate Sales & Service, Texas Stars & H-E-B Center
Delay joined the Stars in April 2010 as the Assistant Vice President of Ticket Sales and Marketing and currently serves as the Vice President of Corporate Sales & Service. In his current role, he oversees the Texas Stars and H-E-B Center sponsorship sales and fulfillment department. He also serves on the Texas Stars Foundation Board of Directors. During his tenure, the corporate sales department has been recognized for its success by the AHL and has established numerous long-term partnerships, including the naming rights agreement with H-E-B.
Prior to joining the Stars, Delay served first as Director of Corporate Services and later as the Vice President of the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) in Las Vegas, Nevada. His responsibilities in Las Vegas covered a wide range of the day-to-day team operations including sponsorship fulfillment, sales, marketing, game operations and hockey operations. The 2016-17 season marks his 18th full season in professional ice hockey.
His past sports experience also includes time with the Colorado Gold Kings (WCHL), Las Vegas Thunder (IHL), Las Vegas Stars (AAA baseball), Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins, and Lipton Tennis Tournament (Miami).
Delay is a graduate of the University of Miami, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major of Marine Science & Biology (1993). He also holds an MSEd with a concentration in Sports Management (1996).
He currently resides in Cedar Park with his wife Meredith and daughter Caitlyn.
Vice President of Ticket Sales & Marketing, Texas Stars
Megan Morgan joined the Texas Stars in August 2016 as Vice-President of Ticket Sales & Marketing for the team. In her current role, Morgan oversees all full-season, mini-plan, single-game and group ticket sales efforts for the Stars, as well as their marketing needs.
Prior to her time in Cedar Park, she spent two years with the NHL’s Dallas Stars as their Director of Group Sales, where she increased the team’s group sales revenue over her tenure with the franchise. Before transitioning into the world of hockey, Morgan spent five years in group sales with the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder from 2009-2014 and finished her time there as the team’s Group Sales Manager. She started her career in minor-league baseball with the Pacific Coast League’s Oklahoma City RedHawks (AAA) in 2006.
Morgan is a 2006 graduate of Wichita State University with a degree in Sports Administration.
|Senior Director, Corporate Sales & Sponsorship Services||Rebecca Miller|
|Director of Corporate Sales||Nick Barr|
|Director, Texas Stars Foundation||Morgan Hurley|
|Director, Marketing||David Tregemba|
|Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations||Brien Rea|
|Director, Ticket Operations||John Schloffman|
|Manager, Video & Creative Services||Morgan Smith|
|Manager, Sponsorship Services||Ashley Novak|
|Manager, Merchandise||Robert Vo|
|Manager, Customer Service & Retention||Sarah Oates|
|Manager, Group Sales||Tyler Sanford|
|Graphic Design Coordinator||Nicole Andrews|
|Sponsorship Services Coordinator||Clare Conner|
|Sponsorship Services Coordinator||Zach Norris|
|Account Executive, Customer Service & Retention||Kaitlin Berney|
|Account Executive, Customer Service & Retention||Jacob Crotty|
|Account Executive, Group Sales||Todd Streets|
|Account Executive, New Business Development||Josh Klotzbach|
|Inside Sales Representative||Ryan Tanneberger|