David Gross | Commissioner
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.
Amy Saulen | League Accountant
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.
Colin Keane | Lacrosse Operations Manager
Colin 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, facilitation of team equipment in-season, on-field game operations, 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 a Premier Account Analyst in Quincy, MA. Colin, a native of Ellington, CT, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Coastal Carolina University.
Dan Ventresca | Content Marketing Specialist
Dan joined Major League Lacrosse in November of 2016. In his role, Dan oversees all content production across the Major League Lacrosse website, social media accounts and publications. His goal is to connect MLL fans to the players through blog posts, newsletters and multimedia content.
Prior to joining MLL, Dan was the Public Relations Manager for the Los Angeles Kings' AHL affiliate in Manchester, NH. He also spent three years in Media Relations with the Boston Red Sox and interned for the Baltimore Orioles.
A Hingham, MA native, Dan earned a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University.
Sean Corliss | Assistant Accountant and Travel Coordinator
Sean joined Major League Lacrosse in July of 2016. He actively oversees the bookkeeping for several MLL teams including Boston, Charlotte, Florida, Ohio and Rochester. In addition, Sean coordinates the team travel arrangements for the Launch and the Rattlers.
Before joining Major League Lacrosse, Sean was an accounting intern at Chamilia, LLC, a subsidiary of the Swarovski Group, headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island.
In May of 2016 Sean graduated from the University of South Carolina with his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Sports Management.