Brad Seymour serves as President of the Windy City Bulls.
Seymour joined the Bulls in February, 2016 with more than 20 years of minor league team experience.
Prior to his move to the Northwest Suburbs, Seymour was with the Lake County Captains, the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, located in Eastlake, Ohio. Seymour has served as Vice President and General Manager of the team since 2009, and under his leadership the organization developed several memorable game day promotions and fan experiences that led to increased revenues and improved profitability each year. Following the 2010 season, Seymour spearheaded the successful re-branding of the team identity and logos, marking the first major changes to the club’s image.
While with the Captains, Seymour held a concurrent role from 2011-2014 as the Vice President of the Lancaster JetHawks, the Class A – Advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros, located in Lancaster, California. He also served as General Manager of the JetHawks from 2004-2008. During his tenure with the JetHawks, Seymour oversaw an operation that posted record revenue and attendance figures, increased the number of facility events annually and initiated several capital improvements throughout the stadium.
Prior to his posts with the JetHawks and Captains, he spent nine seasons with the Sioux Falls (SD) Canaries of the independent Northern League and served as General Manager from 2002-2003, where he guided the organization’s business and baseball operations. Seymour started his career in 1995 with the San Jose Giants (A-San Francisco) of the California League.
A native of Morgan Hill, California, Seymour is married with two children
MANAGER OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS
Jeff Feld joined the Windy City Bulls in July, 2016 as Manager of Basketball Operations. He brings over 10 years of front office and coaching experience working in the NBA, NBADL and Division I college basketball.
Feld comes to Windy City after four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, fresh off of winning an NBA Finals championship in June 2016.
Starting as a Basketball Operations Assistant in 2012, Feld was promoted to Coordinator of Basketball Operations for the Cavaliers in 2014. During his time in Northeast Ohio, his responsibilities centered on college and NBADL personnel scouting, NBA Draft preparation and the handling of day to day operations within the Cavaliers’ front office.
In addition to his duties with the Cavaliers, Feld also served as the Assistant GM for the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ official NBA D-League affiliate.
Prior to his stint in Cleveland, Feld got his start working under Hall of Fame Coach Lute Olson as a student manager and video coordinator at the University of Arizona from 2006-2010. Upon graduating in 2010, Feld was hired by current Arizona head coach Sean Miller as the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the film scouting process, team travel and the Arizona Basketball Former Player Outreach Program, which aimed to connect more than 50 Arizona alum who also spent time in the NBA with the university. While in Tucson, Feld was a part of four NCAA Tournament teams, including a trip to the Elite 8 with the 2011 PAC-10 Championship team.
Originally from Denver, CO, Feld currently resides in Chicago.
Manager of Business Operations
Nevare Zimmerman serves as the Manager of Business Operations for the Windy City Bulls. Nevare recently relocated to the Chicagoland area from Orlando, Florida where she served as the Associate Director of Athletics for Montverde Academy; a college preparatory school. While there, she oversaw the daily operations of the athletic department, assisted in coaching girls’ basketball for two seasons and directed numerous tournaments and sporting events for the Academy. Prior to working at Montverde Academy, Nevare earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Stetson University in 2011. She continued her education and pursued her love of sports by earning a Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Administration from Western Kentucky University in 2014. Nevare is thrilled to be a part of the Windy City Bulls and can’t wait to see all the fans this season.
MANAGER OF TICKET SALES
Kalyn Hutchinson serves as the Manager of Ticket Sales for the Windy City Bulls. Before joining the front office, Kalyn started her career as a Chicago Bulls Ticket Representative during the 2014-15 season and transitioned to a Ticket Executive for the 2015-16 season. Kalyn graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Degree in Communication. While there, she worked with the Illinois Men’s Basketball team and served as the New Media and Marketing Chair for the UIUC Sports Marketing Association. Prior to graduating, she was the Marketing Intern for the Bulls/Sox Training Academy. Kalyn is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural season for the Windy City Bulls and is excited to meet new fans throughout the year.
MANAGER OF CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS
Brad Bauer serves as Senior Account Executive of Corporate Partnerships for the Windy City Bulls. Brad joins the front office after having spent five seasons with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Communications and Culture, Brad got his start in the sports industry working for the Chicago Rush and the Arena Football League. Brad initially joined the Bulls family during the 2009-2010 season as a Ticket Representative and went on to work for the Milwaukee Bucks before returning to Chicago to join the Fire. In June of 2014, Brad graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Arts in Sports Administration degree. A native of Highland Park, Illinois, Brad is thrilled to be bringing the excitement of Windy City Bulls basketball to the fans and businesses of the Northwest suburbs.
MANAGER OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Shannon Jones serves as the Community Relations and Communications Manager for the Windy City Bulls. She returns to the Chicagoland area after living and working in the south for eight years. Shannon was previously the Marketing Manager at Dallas Theater Center, the Tony Award® receiving regional theater in north Texas. After receiving her Bachelor of Journalism from the Walter Williams School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, her passion for communications, messaging and relationship development was nurtured. Innately curious and intellectually driven, she is on a journey to grab as much knowledge and experience out of life as possible. The goal is to make the world a little better than it was before she came to it. She’s thrilled to be working with the Windy City Bulls and excited to create relationships with the wonderful communities in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Nick Petro serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. He comes to the Windy City Bulls after working as a Ticket Representative for the team’s major league affiliate, the Chicago Bulls, throughout the 2015-16 season. Before joining the Bulls organization, he held positions as a Corporate Consulting Project Coordinator for IMG, a Technology Communications Intern for Facebook and a Production Intern for TeamWorks Media. Nick graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and an Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate.
Brett Haskell serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. He comes to the Windy City Bulls after working as an Inside Sales Representative for the New York Mets during the 2016 season. Before joining the Mets, and eventually the Bulls organization, he held positions as a Ticket Sales/Fan Development Intern and a Sales Center Peer Mentor/Manager while at Ball State. Brett graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration and a Minor in Marketing. Haskell, a singer, has been called the song bird of his generation.
Mallory Eichhorn serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and minors in Spanish and Psychology. After graduating, she went on a 3-month trip, backpacking across South America. You may have even seen her on the Ryan Seacrest show during the 2016 Olympics in Rio! Upon returning, she was hired by the Windy City Bulls as a Ticket Representative, and four months into her internship, she was offered a full-time position!
Ryan Cortez serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. He comes to the Windy City Bulls after working with the Corporate Sponsorship departments of the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. Ryan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism with a concentration in Sports Management. A resident of Elgin, Ryan is excited to connect the Windy City Bulls with the community he grew up in.
Lane Hoffman serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. He graduated from North Central College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and Minor in Marketing. Lane was a part of the cross country/track team at North Central where they won three National Championships. After graduating, Lane served as a Windy City Bulls Ticket Representative before joining the team as a Ticket Executive. Lane is excited to be a part of a winning culture that is Bulls basketball!
David McGovern serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. He comes to the Windy City Bulls after working as a Group Sales Account Executive for the Chicago Wolves, and got his start in sports as an Inside Sales Representative with the New York Mets during the 2016 season. David graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Public Management/Policy and a Minor in Business Administration. Prior to his graduation, he served as a Marketing/Fan Development Intern for the University of Arizona hockey team. McGovern, a lifelong Bulls fan, is thrilled to be a part of this storied franchise and help bring Bulls basketball to the suburbs.