(CelebrityAccess MediaWiire) —
Comcast-Spectacor promoted Bo Koelle, a six-year employee, and Michael Garrity, a nine-year employee, to advertising sales managers. Both will be responsible for generating new sales and sponsorship opportunities for the company's Philadelphia entities, including the Philadelphia 76ers, Flyers, Phantoms, Comcast SportsNet and Wachovia Complex.
"Both Bo and Mike have excelled in creating new and exciting sponsorship opportunities at our facilities and with our teams," said Comcast-Spectacor Senior Vice President Joe Croce. "We look for Bo and Mike to continue their outstanding service to our clients, as well as lead our sales force and help create new and exciting opportunities for our customers, our fans and our sponsors."
Koelle, who most recently was Comcast-Spectacor senior account executive, joined Comcast-Spectacor in July 1999 after a five-year career with Seltel in New York, NY. He handles many of Comcast-Spectacor's large accounts, including Toyota, Verizon Wireless and Anheuser-Busch. During his tenure at Comcast-Spectacor, he has sold naming rights sponsorships for Flyers Skate Zone and programs on Comcast SportsNet.
In their newly expanded roles, both Koelle and Garrity will assist in the training of new account executives and help grow new business for the company.
Garrity, who most recently was Comcast-Spectacor senior account executive, joined Comcast-Spectacor in l997 after managing the advertising and sales for WPHT (1210 AM) and selling Philadelphia Phillies Radio advertising for CBS radio (1993-97). Prior to that, he was an account executive for CBS Radio (1988-93). He handles many of Comcast-Spectacor's significant accounts, including Dodge, Comcast and Canon. He has sold naming rights sponsorships to programs on Comcast SportsNet, as well as consulted and supervised some of Comcast-Spectacor's three minor league baseball teams on advertising packages. –Bob Hrossweiner and Jane Cohen