Front Office


Alexander "Sandy" Brown | 
Commissioner
Sandy Brown was named commissioner of Major League Lacrosse in February of 2018, succeeding David Gross, who held the position for 14 years. Brown is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of leadership experience who has spearheaded the launch and growth of multiple sports media outlets. Most recently, he was the President/CEO of One World Sports, where he launched the HD channel across both linear and digital platforms to over 50 million subscribers through cable and satellite distributors as well as over-the-top (OTT) platforms. 

In 2010, Brown became President of Univision Sports, the leading media outlet for Spanish-speaking Americans. He created and launched Univision Deportes to over 15 million homes and developed multi-platform programming. Additionally, Brown oversaw the rebranding of Univision Sports and oversaw the production of the highest rated primetime sports broadcast in the channel’s history at the time with the Mexico vs. Honduras match in the 2011 Gold Cup.  

Brown also has extensive experience in the international markets. Based in Hong Kong and Singapore, he was the managing director of both ESPN Asia and ESPN Star Sports. His international work in sports began in the late 1980’s when the NBA hired him to oversee their international television interests in over 100 countries.

He played lacrosse collegiately at Washington and Lee University and represented the university in the 1985 USILA North South Game.  

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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 MLL, 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

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John O'Leary 
| Director of Sponsorship Sales
John joined Major League Lacrosse in January of 2017. His duties include all sales for the league, including league sponsorship, special event sales and lacrosse youth events. He is responsible for aligning league assets and creating partnership opportunities nationwide. John works with league license holders for merchandise and equipment retail sales and interacts with MLL clubs to drive sales. 

Prior to MLL, John launched Sports Network Associates, a sales and consulting firm that worked with clients such as Fox-owned regional sports networks in the U.S. and CWC, a British cable network. He was the VP of Sales at NESN for 14 years, overseeing all aspects of sales for the network owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. He was a member of a senior leadership team that took a "pay television" regional network and made it the eighth-best brand in sports according to  Forbes Magazine.

A native of Carteret, NJ, John graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in Business Administration. He currently resides in Southborough, MA with his wife, Amy, and their three children.

John.OLeary@majorleaguelacrosse.com 

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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.

colin.keane@majorleaguelacrosse.com

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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.

dan.ventresca@majorleaguelacrosse.com  

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Bill Beach 
| Sponsorship Sales and Fulfillment Manager
Bill joined Major League Lacrosse in February of 2017. In his role, Bill oversees Major League Lacrosse licensing agreements, fulfillment of MLL sponsorships and assisting with the development of new MLL sponsorships. Prior to joining MLL, Bill was the New England Region Manager for Alliance Sport Marketing, operating a satellite office based in Beverly, MA. Bill also worked in ticket sales for the Dayton Dragons, a Single-A affiliate of MLB’s Cincinnati Reds.

Bill is a Springfield, OH native and earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH, as well as his MBA and Masters in Sports Administration from Ohio University in Athens, OH.

bill.beach@majorleaguelacrosse.com

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Dan Pellicano 
| Special Events Manager
Dan joined Major League Lacrosse in May of 2016. As Special Events Manager, he oversees all logistics for the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, All-Star Game, Semifinals, and Championship. Dan’s goal is to create exciting and memorable experiences at the MLL’s tentpole events for fans and players alike.

Prior to joining MLL, Dan spent three years as the Director of Events and Operations at the Pattison Sports Group in West Chester, PA. He also was an Administrative Fellow for New Media & External Relations at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

A native of Colonia, NJ, Dan earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Rutgers University. 

dan.pellicano@majorleaguelacrosse.com