Prior to joining UTEP, Goodwin enjoyed success working in professional sports. Most recently, he spent the last two seasons with the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League (affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins), serving as the Director of Ticket Sales. | Inset photo courtesy UTEP/ Main photo by Ace Acosta – El Paso Herald Post
The Aspire Group and UTEP Athletics have named Mark Goodwin as the new Director of Ticket Sales and Service, it was announced by the department on Wednesday.
“It is extremely special for my wife and I to return to the western part of the country,” Goodwin said. “Being close to family and working for a first-class university is the perfect fit. It is a great privilege to be a part of the UTEP Athletics family and to meet the most passionate and loyal fan base in the region.”
Goodwin’s responsibilities will include leading all aspects of the athletic department’s ticket sales and fulfillment. The Saskatchewan, Canada, native brings with him more than 16 years of experience in ticket management, sales and service in the sport entertainment industry.
“We are thrilled to add Mark and his wife, Kristen, to the Miner Family,” said UTEP Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations Nick Popplewell. “Mark has an impressive background in ticket sales and ticket management which will help the department increase game attendance and revenue. His background at all levels of professional hockey, including stops at the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks, as well as lacrosse will bring a unique and high-level perspective to UTEP Athletics.”
Popplewell added, “Above all, Mark is a tremendous, people-first person. He cares deeply about the relationship fans have with the department. Miner Nation is going to really enjoy interacting with him.”
Prior to joining UTEP, Goodwin enjoyed success working in professional sports. Most recently, he spent the last two seasons with the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League (affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins), serving as the Director of Ticket Sales.
Goodwin has held major front office roles, as he has worked for the Prince George Cougars (WHL), San Jose Sharks (NHL), St. Louis Blues (NHL), Calgary Roughnecks (2009 NLL Champions), Calgary Flames (NHL), Bakersfield Condors (ECHL), and the Nashville Predators (NHL). Goodwin has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Regina in Kinesiology and Health Studies.
Fans can receive UTEP Athletics ticket information by contacting the Eisenberg Family Ticket Office at (915) 747-UTEP, going online or stopping by in person at 201 Glory Road (Brumbelow Building on UTEP campus) Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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