|(above) Bobby Goldberg, Richard Oriolo and Larry Rubin|
All three consulting firms bring professional sports expertise and management skills to the fledgling collegiate hockey conference. They will advise the league in a variety of issues including branding, public relations and media contacts.
Bobby Goldwater - Graduate of conference member Miami University. Spoke at the Press Conference today. He is a sports management consultant. Has extensive experience dealing with sports commissions, professional sports team stadiums and arena management. Helped bring the Washington Nationals to D.C. from Montreal.
Richard Oriolo - An expert in the development of business and strategic planning for both public sector and private sector clients. Worked for the Philadelphia Flyers and with the Florida Panthers of the NHL, in media and entertainment with the Nickelodeon Cable Network in development and training with Spectacor Management Group (SMG); and in marketing, sales and training with Comcast Spectacor and the Wachovia Spectrum arena in Philadelphia.Larry Rubin - Was Vice President of Public Relations at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia. Handled the public relations efforts of concerts, sports and national events taking place at the 20,000-seat arena. He served as PR Director for the Philadelphia Flyers. As VP, Corporate Communications for Spectacor Management Group, he directed the public relations activities for some 20 arenas, convention centers, stadiums and theaters in the United States and Europe.”