David Aitken enters his first full season with the Rochester Americans as the team’s Director of Ticket Sales, having joined the team in March of 2019.
In his new role, Aitken oversees all sales, service and retention of all ticket-related packages of the Amerks, as well as managing the Amerks ticket sales team.
Before coming to the Amerks, Aitken spent eight seasons with the Cleveland Monsters (AHL) as part of the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) organization. Most recently, Aitken was the senior manager of new business development where he led all new business ticket sales efforts, as well as managed a senior level team of ticket representatives. During his time with the Monsters, Aitken was also in charge of all youth hockey game-day programming and community outreach efforts for six seasons and was instrumental in the founding of the Monsters’ “Grow the Game” and Learn to Play initiatives in Northeast Ohio.
Aitken’s tenure in Cleveland was highlighted by placing among the AHL’s top 10 in group sales for five seasons and generated the most group sales in franchise history in the 2015-16 season. He was also part of the 2016 Calder Cup champion Lake Erie Monsters staff which won the AHL’s President’s Award for Business Team of the Year.
Aside from working for the Monsters, Aitken also spent six seasons volunteering as a youth hockey coach in Cleveland as well as serving on the board for the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League and Rocky River Youth Hockey organization.
Aitken began his career in the sports industry as an inside sales representative with the Monsters upon graduation from SUNY Cortland in 2011, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management.
He is originally from Chestertown, NY in the Lake George region, and resides in Hilton with his wife, Colleen, and their two daughters, Leah and Emma.
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