- M.A. Sport Management
- Long Beach, CA
- 18 months/36 credits
- minimum 2.75
- Statement of Purpose
- Three reference forms
- Proof of GRE scores: minimum 145 quantitative, 145 verbal, 3.5 analytical
- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours
- Over 400 affiliations
Vice President, Partnership Officer - LA84 Foundation
Former Corporate Vice President, Strategic Alliances - Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Former Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Bob Wagner spent 13 years with the Ducks. He led all sales and marketing efforts for the NHL club, including sponsorship, ticket sales, premium sales, marketing, and media sales.
In five years since the purchase of the team by Henry and Susan Samueli in 2005, Wagner secured several new sponsorship agreements and exponentially increased such revenue. He led the name and uniform change for the team, beginning the process late in 2005 and completing it by June 2006. In addition to his club responsibilities, Wagner negotiated his fourth title-rights sponsorship deal in 2006. After negotiations with several companies bidding on the arena, the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim officially became Honda Center on Oct. 3, 2006.
Wagner originally joined the Ducks in the club’s inaugural season in 1993-94. In 1996, he returned to baseball when Anaheim Sports, Inc., purchased the Angels. In his role as Vice President of Sales & Broadcasting, Wagner successfully built both teams’ relationships with local and national partners.
In 2000, after 16 years in Anaheim with professional baseball and hockey, Wagner joined the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Four years later, in July of 2004, he returned to Orange County and Honda Center as the Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer.
Wagner is a member of several boards, including the Long Beach State University Sports Management program and the CHOC Foundation.
A California State University, Long Beach graduate and native of Seal Beach, California, Wagner currently resides in Dove Canyon with his wife, Debbie. They have three children, Ryan, Amanda and Nick.
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