On Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced two promotions within the club's business operations staff. Brandon Hamilton has been promoted to Vice President of Stadium Operations and Facilities while Tyler Kirby has been promoted to Vice President of Ticketing.
"Hiring, developing and promoting talented individuals is an integral piece to the success of our organization," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "We are proud of the work that both Brandon and Tyler have done for the club and are very excited to promote them to Vice President roles. We look forward to seeing each of them grow within their respective areas to continue building on our organizational success."
Hamilton originally joined the Chiefs in June of 2010 as the club's Director of Facilities. During his seven years in that role, Hamilton was responsible for facility management at Arrowhead Stadium and The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex. In his new role as Vice President of Stadium Operations and Facilities, Hamilton will oversee all aspects of stadium systems, stadium maintenance, stadium grounds and security. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Hamilton served as Program Manager at The Konrath Group, during which he worked on the Arrowhead Stadium renovation between 2007-10. Hamilton received his bachelor's degree in geology and geography from Northwest Missouri State University in 1995 and completed studies at IAVM Venue Management School in 2014.
Kirby began his career with the Chiefs as a Ticket Sales Representative in April of 2008 and was later promoted to Ticket Sales Manager (2011-13) and eventually to his current role of Director of Ticket Sales and Operations, which he has held since March of 2013. As Vice President of Ticketing, Kirby will manage all aspects of the team's ticket sales and operations. He received his bachelor's degree in marketing and business administration from Illinois State University in 2007 and received his MBA in marketing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2011. Prior to joining the Chiefs, he spent time with the Illinois State University Athletic Department and as the Marketing Coordinator at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois.
In addition to the promotions, the club has announced that it will hire a brand new position, Vice President of Stadium Services and Events. This new role will oversee fan experience, parking and logistics, event services and will work directly with the stadium's concession partners.