In his role with the Americans, Sikes-Gilbert will plan and direct all aspects of the organizations’ financial, accounting, purchasing, human resources and internal control functions, such as Merchandising and Special Events.. He will also work with the Hockey side of the club with General Manager/Head Coach Steve Martinson with oversight of Team Travel, Equipment Operations and Sports Performance.
“I can’t wait to get to Allen, Texas and be a part of the Americans’ Organization.. It is a great opportunity for me to learn from some very talented colleagues and to add my own unique experiences to the club as we strive to be the best front office in the ECHL,” says Sikes-Gilbert.
Gilbert will begin his role in Allen on July 30.
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, with the home opener set for Friday, October 16 at 7:05 pm against the Rapid City Rush. Fans can reserve season tickets now by visiting www.AllenAmericans.com or by calling 972-912-1000.