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Posts tagged ‘Erie Sports Commission’
Posted: August 8th, 2013

Rick Jeanneret, the longtime play-by-play broadcaster for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, has signed on for three more years with the club. Jeanneret is the father of Mark Jeanneret, the Erie Otters’ former play-by-play voice who now serves as events director for the Erie Sports Commission.

Posted: July 15th, 2013

Erie Otters officials are interviewing four to five candidates for the vacant play-by-play broadcaster and media relations manager position. And no, former longtime play-by-play voice Mark Jeanneret, who recently returned to Erie to become the Erie Sports Commission’s new events director, isn’t one of them. John Frey, the club’s director of operations, said he approached Jeanneret to gauge his interest in the position. Jeanneret wasn’t interested.
A decision on the position will be reached sometime next week. The new hire also will have other responsibilities within the front office.

- Victor Fernandes

Posted: June 3rd, 2013

The Erie Sports Commission has hired Mark Jeanneret, the Erie Otters’ former play-by-play broadcaster and media relations director, as its new events director. He joins a full-time staff that includes executive director Ron Sertz, who hired Jeanneret in 1996 while serving as minority owner and director of operations for the Otters. Jeanneret, son of Buffalo Sabres broadcasting legend Rick Jeanneret, spent 11 seasons with the OHL franchise before joining the AHL’s Portland Pirates in September 2009 as director of communications and play-by-play broadcaster.
Most recently, he was editorial project manager for Mainebiz, the online home for Maine Business News, since August 2012 and a freelance sports reporter in the Portland, Maine, area since September 2011.
“I am extremely excited to be offered this opportunity to return to the Erie sports scene,” Jeanneret said in a prepared statement. “Some of my fondest memories, both personally and professionally, took place in Erie.”

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