Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces Promotions Across Its Employee Base, With Talent Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities and Executing on the Company’s “Build to Better” Vision

The elevated roles are widespread across teams, venues, and departments servicing the entire organization, and are announced at the re-start of full-capacity, in-person concerts, events, and Washington Capitals and Wizards games

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (October 18, 2021) – Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) today announced the promotion of over 100 members of its staff across nearly all five teams, four venues and additional ventures which are owned and/or operated by the parent company.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced widescale shutdowns of live events and the ripple effect across MSE’s business was profound. The company’s Founder & CEO, Ted Leonsis, challenged his Senior Leadership Team to reimagine the business and design and implement a “Build to Better” plan to re-emerge from the quarantines and forced separations in an even stronger position. After a thorough review with executives throughout the entire company, the team adjusted and created new priorities for talent, resources, investments, and infrastructure.

“I am so proud of this team and their relentless pursuit of new opportunities to grow our business, create indelible memories for our fans, and inspire and unite people through the power of sports and entertainment,” said Ted Leonsis, Founder & CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Today’s announcement is an acknowledgement of the hard work of so many who have helped build a company that sets the pace for innovation, success, and service for our region and our industry.”

The staff transitions span MSE’s operations supporting the Washington Capitals, Wizards, Mystics, Capital City Go-Go, Wizards District Gaming, MedStar Iceplex, EagleBank Arena, MedStar Health Performance Center, Capital One Arena, Monumental Sports Network, and MSE’s Executive Office. The list below includes the most senior employees among those promoted.

Three have earned the title of Senior Vice President, including Grant Hastings, Senior Vice President, New Enterprises; Anu Rangappa, Senior Vice President, Social Impact & Communications; and, Rebecca Winn, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Wizards.

And a dozen have earned the title of Vice President, including Laura Bryer, Vice President, Ticket Operations, Wizards; Dana Campbell, Vice President, Marketing, Mystics; Ketsia Colimon, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Wizards; Kevin Cullen, Vice President, Operations and Technology, Wizards; Danielle Jaffee, Vice President, Arena Finance & Controller; Lauren Johnson, Vice President, Global Partnership Strategy & Development; Caitlin Mangum, Vice President, Content & Programming Monumental Sports Network; Mike Merolla, Vice President, Global Partnerships; Jim Minichiello, Vice President, CRM; Kimberly Rose, Vice President, Digital Media Monumental Sports Network; Leah Royer, Vice President, Database Marketing; and, Jill Ruehle, Vice President, Team Finance, Capitals.



About Monumental Sports & Entertainment:

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is America’s leading sports and entertainment family. Our people, players, teams, and events bring excitement and joy to millions. We invest and innovate to consistently raise the game so we can deliver extraordinary experiences that will inspire and unite our community, our fans, and our people. To learn more, please visit

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