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Travis Viola Named VP, Hockey Operations & Special Projects For Florida Panthers And BB&T Center

Viola will work with Pres. & CEO Michael R. Yormark on special business development projects, while working with GM Dale Tallon on all hockey operations initiatives

Thursday, 10.03.2013 / 3:00 PM / News
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SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that Travis Viola has been named Vice President of Hockey Operations & Special Projects for the Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) and the BB&T Center (@theBBTCenter).

In this role, Viola will be a full-time member of SSE’s executive team, work with Panthers EVP & GM Dale Tallon in all areas of hockey operations, while also working side by side with President & CEO Michael R. Yormark on a number of special business development projects.

“We are thrilled and honored to welcome Travis Viola to the SSE family,” said Yormark (@PanthersYormark). “I’m confident that with his passion, work-ethic and skill set, Travis will make an immediate impact in our hockey operations department, while also working on a number of special initiatives on the business operations side of the organization.”

BIO:

Travis Viola

Vice President, Hockey Operations & Special Projects

Travis Viola joined the Florida Panthers prior to the 2013-2014 season as Vice President, Hockey Operations & Special Projects.

A passionate, lifelong hockey fan, Mr. Viola has used his enthusiasm and creativity to spearhead hockey-based charitable fundraising efforts including the NHL's "Beard-A-Thon" campaign. His sports industry experience also includes five years with the New York Yankees organization.

Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Viola is a 2010 graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to joining the Panthers, Mr. Viola spent two years as a proprietary trader for Axiom Markets.

Mr. Viola is extremely active in community endeavors and has worked with organizations including “The Bronx African American History Project”, PETA, and more.

Mr. Viola resides in South Florida.

The Florida Panthers, with recent acquisitions Tim Thomas, Brad Boyes, Ryan Whitney, Tom Gilbert and Krys Barch, open their 20th Anniversary season on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Dallas and christen the new BB&T Center scoreboard during their home opener on Friday, Oct. 11 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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