Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, are proud to welcome Lizzie Stephens as an account executive with the corporate sponsorships team, as the organization continues to build momentum heading into the 2020-21 season.

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Allen Americans and adding exceptional professionals like Lizzie will only make us stronger as we look to make our 12th season the best ever, on, and off the ice” says Team President | Alternate Governor Mike Waddell. “A key part of our organizational mission is building great relationships throughout the corporate community. The Americans have a dynamic group of creative marketers focused on making long-term partnerships that deliver results for our stakeholders and we are eager to engage..”

A native of Frisco, Stephens comes to the Americans as a recent graduate of the prestigious Ohio University Sport Administration Graduate Program, which was recently named the best postgraduate sports management program in the world, according to SportBusiness International. Stephens has worked on revenue generation projects with ESPN, the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, and The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. A graduate of Frisco High School, Stephens’ was a two-time All-State team standout in volleyball under head coach Janie Litchford and went on to a standout collegiate career at Ohio where she served as team captain her final two years and was named MAC First Team twice and Academic All-MAC in three of her four seasons. 

“I am really excited about the opportunity to come back to the Lone Star State and begin my career with the Allen Americans” adds Stephens. “With everything happening in the world right now, especially sports, I am grateful that Jack Gulati and Mike Waddell are committed to growing the team and making a positive impact in North Texas.”

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 Fall. Fans can reserve season tickets now by visiting or by calling 972-912-1000.