On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that Kellen Begnoche has been promoted to Vice President of Partnership Strategy.
"Kellen is an integral member of our client service team and has helped our partners maximize their business relationships with us over the course of a decade," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "Retaining and promoting talent throughout the organization continues to be a key part of our off-the-field success, and Kellen's work is not only important for our growth, but it will continue to position our clients for success in their association with the club."
In his new role, Begnoche will continue to report to Vice President of Partnership Strategy and Development Kim Hobbs and will oversee all aspects of the club's current corporate partnership portfolio and manage all client relationships. He is responsible for securing long-term commitments and driving revenue growth within the club's existing client base, as well as discovering new revenue streams and identifying growth opportunities for current partners. In addition, he will focus on creating and executing brand activations that advance the brand's objectives, drive engagement and increase brand exposure.
He has more than a decade of experience serving in client service and activation roles for the club, most recently holding the title of Director of Service and Activation (2016-23). He also served as Client Services Manager (2015-16), Suite Services Manager (2014-15) and Suite Services Coordinator (2011-14). Prior to joining the Chiefs in a full-time capacity, Begnoche completed marketing internships with both the Chiefs and Major League Baseball's Houston Astros in 2011 and was a marketing intern for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City from 2008-09.
Begnoche graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing and earned a master's in sport management from Wichita State University. A native of Moundridge, Kansas, Begnoche and his wife, Rachel, have two sons.