SAINT PAUL, USA // John Maher is in his 19th season with the Minnesota Wild organization, and for the past 12 years has held senior leadership roles in the areas of marketing and communications. In this current role, Maher leads the management of brand, creative and content production efforts, as well as supervising staff responsible for game presentation, events, digital and social media, and broadcasting. The brand marketing group also works closely with the marketing intelligence, ticket sales and fan relations groups to target and attain sales objectives.
Maher joined the organization in July of 2000 as Director of Production Services and was first tasked with building the creative and technical capabilities needed to launch all elements of the Wild’s Inaugural Season game and event presentation at Xcel Energy Center. In 2004, he coordinated MSE’s launch of the Minnesota Swarm in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and was named NLL Marketing Executive of the Year in 2005.
John is also active in community and volunteer roles, serving on the Saint Paul Police Foundation Board of Directors from 2013 thru 2015, and currently on the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications Alumni Society Board.
Prior to joining the Wild in 2000, Maher worked in a variety of event management and video production roles for Twin Cities-based teams, including the Minnesota North Stars, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins and University of Minnesota Men’s Athletics.