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Staff

Vice President of Operations - Donald Stone, III

Donald has been with the organization since 2011. Born in Rochester, New York, he played both ice and roller hockey recreationally growing up. Prior to joining the family business, he was the Assistant Director of Marketing for a sports radio station in Atlanta, Georgia (680 The Fan). (This is my correct title.) During his 5-year tenure he worked closely with the Atlanta Thrasher Radio Network and became their Executive Producer. In addition he oversaw the implementation of all marketing initiatives and also produced radio shows for the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks.

 

Donald has a passion for all things sports-related and hopes to bring that passion to Landon Arena.

 

Donald comes from a large family with 6 younger brothers, all of whom are current or former hockey players. In his free time, Donald enjoys working with the youth hockey program and men’s league and relaxing with his dog, Jackson


Tiffany Logue - Director of Sales and Marketing

Tiffany Logue, a Topeka native, began her career with the RoadRunners in 2009. After working for the team for 2 years, she left to pursue a Director of Sales position. She rejoined the RoadRunner family in 2014 as their Director of Sales & Marketing. She works with sponsors to create advertising packages that are unique and fun for the fans in Landon Arena. She also organizes marketing campaigns for the team. She also oversees Game Day Operations.

 

Tiffany has a strong love for the organization and the city of Topeka. It is her goal to help the franchise continue to the one for the most successful in the NAHL, on and off the ice.

 

Tiffany received her undergraduate from Northwest Missouri State University in 2008. She just recently graduated in May of 2014 with her Masters in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University. She love spending time with her dog Sophie and planning her wedding that will take place in May of 2015.

 


Haley Grant - Account Executive

Haley joins the RoadRunners for her first season as an Account Executive, after working as an intern and part-time sales during the 2013-14 season.

Prior to working for the RoadRunners, Haley attended Kansas State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with an outside concentration in Marketing. Haley interned for the Kansas State Athletic Communications Department for 3 years, gaining hands-on experience within the Big XII and it’s affiliates.

 

Haley is responsible for establishing and maintaining new and existing corporate partnerships as well group outings, season tickets and assisting with in-game promotions.

In her free time, Haley enjoys college football, shopping and relaxing with friends.


Manager of Community Relations - Chris Engesser

Chris joins the RoadRunners family this year working full-time as the Manager of Community Relations and running game night operations. Working as a Roadshow Producer for WCNN Sports Radio 680 The Fan in Atlanta for six years, he developed a love for hockey while covering the Atlanta Thrashers (now Winnipeg Jets of the NHL).

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Chris served in the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Gloucester, MA. Working as a heavy weather motor lifeboat crewman, he performed Search and Rescue and law enforcement operations off the coast of Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Following his service, Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA.

Strengthening the ties between the RoadRunners and the Topeka community will be one of Chris’ goals for this season, in addition to making our game operations the best in the NAHL!


Play by Play Broadcaster - Arch Ecker

For the 2014-15 season, Arch Ecker begins his ninth season with the RoadRunners and nineteenth in Tier II Junior A. Since 1996, he has been broadcasting Junior A hockey games, beginning his career with the AFHL's Butte Fighting Irish for six seasons, followed by four seasons with the AWHL's Helena Bighorns, who later joined the NAHL. On September 28, 2013, he called his 1,000th Tier II Junior A hockey game, with 446 of them being RoadRunners games. His well-rounded sports broadcasting experience also includes Pioneer League baseball games, as well as other high school sports.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, he relocated to Butte, Montana when he lived for 16 years before joining the RoadRunners. Arch says, "I'm proud to be a part of this organization. The ownership and coaches are first class."

Arch plays in a dueling piano show and plays bass guitar in local bands during the off-season.