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Front Office

David Gross

Commissioner

David Gross

David Gross joined Major League Lacrosse’s front office as its Chief Operating Officer in December of 2003.  Prior to that, Gross was named Vice President & General Manager of the Boston Cannons before their inaugural season in 2001. After leading that organization for three years, Gross transitioned to the League office as COO, and was subsequently named the League’s first ever Commissioner in 2004. 

As Commissioner, Gross is responsible for the League’s strategic planning, growth and overall operations.  Gross handles all budgeting, forecasting, television rights negotiations, and business development.  Gross is committed to a steady and calculated expansion plan for the League which involves bringing MLL to a total of 16 teams within the next ten years.

As part of the overall growth of Major League Lacrosse and the sport of lacrosse itself, Gross has been instrumental in bringing the major endemic suppliers of lacrosse equipment together to share a stake in providing goods to the best players in the world.  With industry leaders such as Warrior, Brine, STX, Maverik, and Cascade joining MLL as sponsor suppliers, MLL has built a reputation for working with the best in the business and continuing to set the highest of standards both on and off the field.

Along with securing partnerships with the industry’s leaders in lacrosse equipment, Gross has brought the sport of lacrosse to many powerhouse non-endemic partners who have successfully added MLL to their stable of sports related properties.  Brands such as Coca-Cola, PowerAde, Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, New Balance, Dicks Sporting Goods and Sports Authority have all been part of the League’s strategy to bring lacrosse into mainstream major media marketing.

Broadcasting is a major component to growing the following of the sport of lacrosse.  During his tenure with the League, Commissioner Gross has negotiated many agreements to expand the overall visibility and coverage of lacrosse on television, radio and the internet.  ESPN, Universal Sports Network, CBS Sports Network, You Tube and countless regional cable partners have all partnered since the inception of the League to carry a steady stream of MLL broadcasting ranging from live game coverage to a weekly dedicated magazine show created specifically for Major League Lacrosse.

Commissioner Gross also maintains an active schedule outside of Major League Lacrosse volunteering his time with local youth sports programs, conducting speaking engagements at collegiate business and marketing seminars, and was recently named to the Boston Chapter Board of the National Sports Marketing Network.

dgross@majorleaguelacrosse.com


Kerry Pucillo

Special Events & Brand Management

Kerry Pucillo

Kerry Pucillo joined Major League Lacrosse's front office in 2004.

Kerry coordinates the League's special events' operations which include the collegiate draft, the All-Star Game and the Championship Game.  She also works on maintaining and fulfilling the League's national sponsorship partner agreements and developing the League's national licensee programs.  Kerry works with the League's legal counsel on the management and protection of League intellectual properties, assets and trademarks. She continues to manage the Teams' on-field uniform selections, sideline apparel and equipment needs in collaboration with the League's national suppliers.   

In her first seven years with the League office, Kerry oversaw all operational affairs of the League including business and tax regulation compliance, payroll and human resources, bookkeeping and finance, management and protection of League intellectual assets and trademarks, license agreement maintenance, insurance and worker’s compensation polices, special event operations and interdepartmental office management.

Prior to joining the League office, Kerry spent four years as the head of Team Operations with the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse. There, she managed office operations in addition to overseeing Cannons gameday activity. During her tenure, she also helped develop the Team’s first cyber retail store and also implemented strict standards for the Team’s high school and college internship programs.

Kerry came to professional lacrosse from the apparel industry where she worked for Cape Heights Inc, a manufacturer and wholesaler of high end outerwear. From 1994 to 2002, she worked primarily as a senior apparel production manager and also oversaw the company’s tradeshow event management. Kerry managed private label production for such brands as Lands’ End, Eastern Mountain Sports, and Cabela’s, among others.

A native of Billerica, Massachusetts, Kerry obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Framingham State College and currently resides in New Hampshire with her family.
 

kpucillo@majorleaguelacrosse.com


Christopher Day

Broadcasting and Digital Media Manager

Christopher Day

Chris Day joined Major League Lacrosse as Director of Broadcasting in March 2008. He oversees the production of all the Major League Lacrosse telecasts, which are syndicated on Regional Sports Networks and works with ESPN on the MLL Game of the week. He also works with the LAX United website and the coordination of content from the broadcasts to the web.

Prior to joining Major League Lacrosse he worked for 13 years in remote sports television production, the last eight as a producer of live sporting events. 

Chris is a graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


cday@majorleaguelacrosse.com


Amy Saulen

League Accountant

Amy Saulen

Amy joined Major League Lacrosse in February of 2011. She manages the day-to-day accounting functions for the league, benefits management, cash flow management, budget analysis, financial statement preparation and human resources.  Amy is also in charge of the league office and player payroll.

Prior to joining Major League Lacrosse, Amy was a Senior Accountant at GRKB, a public accounting firm, for three years.  There, she gained great experience in auditing small businesses, employee benefit plans, and various taxes.   She received her Bachelor’s and MBA from Assumption College in Accounting and Human Resources.

amy.saulen@majorleaguelacrosse.com


 


Ryan Sweeney

Multimedia Specialist

Ryan Sweeney

Ryan joined Major League Lacrosse in May 2010.  He produces video and animated and static graphic elements for use on majorleaguelacrosse.com, in-stadium video boards, creative television and web marketing, digital media kits, sponsor related items, money reels, the MLL YouTube channel and special events. He is the Head Editor and Assistant Producer of Lax United’s magazine style show Inside The MLL which airs weekly on CBS Sports Network.

Prior to joining Major League Lacrosse, Ryan worked for one year as a Production Assistant with WHDH-TV, the local NBC news affiliate in Boston, MA. His other professional experiences include interning with The Escape Artists on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, CA and Rugged Entertainment in West Hollywood, CA. He was also a video-production intern with Major League Lacrosse.

Ryan graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Television Video Production and a Minor in Business Administration.

ryan.sweeney@majorleaguelacrosse.com


Cassie Watson

Graphic Designer

Cassie Watson

Cassie joined Major League Lacrosse in February 2012.  She is in charge of creating graphics to be used for the League’s social media sites, the League website and other League marketing materials.  Cassie is also responsible for providing creative support for MLL teams for both their print and digital media materials.

Prior to joining Major League Lacrosse Cassie interned for the Boston Cannons in 2011 and with Jett Development, a Mountain Biking Company based out of Colorado in 2010.
            
Cassie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University in Fine Arts.

 cassandra.watson@majorleaguelacrosse.com


Marco Rosa

Communications & Marketing Manager

Marco Rosa

Marco Rosa joined Major League Lacrosse in December of 2012 as its new Communications and Marketing Manager.  

Marco serves as MLL's day to day public relations manager and is also responsible for the League's editorial content, website management and securing strategic news coverage about the League's business relations with corporate partners, philanthropy in the community, as well as high-profile promotions and off-field stories about players in entertainment and lifestyle mediums.

Prior to joining MLL, Marco spent the past five years with professional soccer.  He most recently was the Communications Manager for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer and prior to that, spent four years with the Carolina RailHawks of the NASL as their Communications Director.  Before his life in sports, Marco's background was in the restaurant and music industry both in the US and abroad in his native country of Italy.

Marco received his Bachelor's Degree in languages and liberal arts from the University of Milan in Italy.

marco.rosa@majorleaguelacrosse.com


Colin Keane

Lacrosse Operations Manager

Colin Keane

Colin Keane joined Major League Lacrosse in March of 2014.  

As Lacrosse Operations Manager, Colin maintains year round player relations on behalf of the League office and is in charge of various player & Team related logistics such as preparation and execution of player employment contracts, upkeep of player personnel files and reports, maintenance and upkeep of the League player pool database, management of international player applications, communication with and management of League officials, and management of the League manuals relating to all game activity and rules of play.  Colin also heads up the League’s worker’s compensation policy management and enforces League-wide insurance compliance.

In addition to his lacrosse operational day to day duties, Colin works with the League’s Special Events Manager to facilitate successful execution of the League player draft process, Collegiate and Supplemental, as well as many operational tasks for the League’s All-Star Game and post-season playoff games.

Prior to joining Major League Lacrosse Colin was an Account Analyst for Granite Telecommunications in Quincy, MA.
            
Colin, a native of Ellington, CT, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Coastal Carolina University where he also played lacrosse.

colin.keane@majorleaguelacrosse.com


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