Allen, Texas — The  Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, are proud to announce its first-ever Fan Council for the upcoming 2020-21 season. 

The Fan Council is designed to enhance the line of communication between the Allen Americans and its fanbase. The group’s primary task is to generate new ideas to grow the Allen Americans brand and elevate our fan experience. 

The 2020-21 Fan Council members are as follows:

  • James Blair
  • Andrew Cartwright
  • Kristi Clark
  • Wendy Ellis
  • Andrew Eros
  • Lauren Green
  • Rodney Hay
  • Brian Holmes
  • Steven Rhodes
  • Brooklyn Rivera
  • Greg Simpson
  • Mark Smith 
  • Alison Thomas
  • Scott White

“We’re excited to engage with a group of our most passionate fans with the creation of the Fan Council”, shares new Team President | Alternate Governor Mike Waddell. “This initiative takes inspiration from a group of fans which has met with team owner Jack D. Gulati periodically over the past three seasons. By meeting on a regular basis and including more fans in the process, our goal is to give our dedicated fans more opportunities to help shape the organization with their opinions.”

The Allen Americans are committed to being a “Fans First” organization. The Fan Council provides an immediate sounding board to hear fan opinions, ideas and suggestions for the future. The board is not intended to replace the direct communication between fans and the Allen Americans leadership, as the Front Office is very proactive in engaging with fans on a regular basis, expressly on social media.



In order to ensure a constructive advisory board, membership is limited. The board is made up of members from a diverse demographic, based on an application process.  The 2021-22 Fan Council will be chosen in July 2021. Stay logged in to for more detailed information.



Fan Council members are limited to serve a one (1) year term.  Following their term, a fan may be selected to serve again in the future, but not until they have rotated off for at least one (1) full year.



The council will hold bi-monthly teleconferences to discuss specific topics, along with specialty calls for timely topics. Correspondence and meetings include Allen Americans executive leadership to ensure action items are fulfilled and executed in the council’s vision.


For more information about the council please contact Brittany Kucia at [email protected].


About the Allen Americans

The Allen Americans are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League‘s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League‘s Iowa Wild. Championship Hockey is the backbone of the American’s franchise since being founded prior to the 2009-10 season, having captured two ECHL Kelly Cup Championships (2014-15 & 2015-16) and two Central Hockey League President’s Cups (2012-13 & 2013-14). Americans’ home games are played at the Allen Event Center, which is located in The Village at Allen. The Allen Americans, owned by nationally respected “Serial Entrepreneur “Jack D. Gulati, begin their 12th season of professional hockey this winter, with the return to action on the ice set for December 2020.  Fans can reserve season tickets now by visiting or by calling 972-912-1000.