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Fast Facts: Andy Loughnane

  • Loughnane (pronounced “LOCK-nane”) was an original staff member during the Columbus Blue Jackets’ inaugural campaign and an executive at Columbus-based Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT)
  • Loughnane’s sports and entertainment background encompasses leadership roles with three major league sports franchises in corporate partnership sales and management positions prior to joining the Crew
  • In addition to his experience with the Blue Jackets and Detroit Pistons – where he oversaw all sponsorship and media sales initiatives for the NBA club, The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival – Loughnane also worked for the Detroit Red Wings during the franchise’s back-to-back Stanley Cup runs in 1996-1997 and 1997-1998
  • Loughnane’s business background led him to found in 2008, which partnered with USA TODAY to distribute targeted advertising and travel content to millions of hotel guests worldwide, leading to a transition of core assets of the organization to Gannett, the parent company of USA TODAY
  • Attended Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and returns to Central Ohio with his wife, Jennifer

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