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Boston Cannons Front Office

Rob Hale

Rob Hale
Boston Cannons Majority Owner

Rob Hale is the majority owner of the Boston Cannons. Hale acquired a controlling interest in the Cannons in 2013 and has been part of the Cannons ownership group since 2008. Hale leads the Cannons Board of Directors and is the team's voting member on the Major League Lacrosse Board of Managers.  Rob played lacrosse collegiately at Connecticut College and has actively supported the sport as a youth coach, and benefactor, in the town of Hingham, MA. 

Rob is the founder and CEO of Granite Telecommunications, based in Quincy, MA.  Hale established Granite in 2002 and has grown the business into one of the largest privately held telecommunications service providers in the U.S. with annual revenues exceeding $1.4 billion.  Hale is the co-founder of FoxRock Properties and Copley Equity Partners and is a co-owner of the Boston Celtics.

Rob lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children.  He serves on the Board of Trustees for Boston's Children's Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, the South Shore YMCA, and the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund.


Ian Frenette


President

Ian has a proven and impressive track record with business success in professional sports. He joined the Cannons after 6 seasons with the Boston Celtics where he served as the Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, overseeing new business sales for the Celtics Corporate Partnership division. Prior to joining the Celtics, Ian spent 6 years at IMG as a Sales Director in the IMG Golf Division, sold IMG's Global Golf assets (players/events/media), and helped to build the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Ian graduated from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) in 2000 and he earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Springfield College in 2003.

Ian is active in the community as an executive member of Bottom Line’s Executive Leadership Committee. Bottom Line is a nationally recognized, steadily growing non-profit organization helping students get in to college and successfully graduate. He's also a board member for for the US Lacrosse Eastern MA Chapter and actively serves on several committees with Boston Children's Hospital. Ian lives in South Weymouth, MA with his wife Chantal and their two boys, Hudson and Max.


Mark Drago

drago
Vice President, Operations and Strategy
MDrago@bostoncannons.com

Mark entered his first season with the Boston Cannons in 2018 after many years in the sports and entertainment industry. A well-respected leader in the sports and entertainment industry in the greater Boston area and native of Melrose, MA, Drago joins the Cannons to help enhance the game experience and grow the team’s brand in the community. As the former Executive Director of Film and Entertainment for the State of Massachusetts, Drago spearheaded the passing of the first-ever film tax incentive in Massachusetts. In that role, he paved the way for a multitude of films to be filmed in Massachusetts, including The Departed, Gone Baby Gone and Fever Pitch. On Beacon Hill, Mark has also served as a trusted assistant to three Massachusetts Governors and cultivated relationships with top local, state and federal officials.

For more than 20 years working through the Governor’s office, Drago has had an active role in supporting monumental sports and entertainment events, such as World Cup Soccer, Sail Boston, The Ryder Cup, Deutsche Bank Championship, Major League Baseball All-Star Game, NHL All Star Game, and the 1998 Presidential Inauguration. In 2004, he was appointed as President of the Massachusetts Sports Partnership (Commission), where he used his political acumen to collaborate with diverse group of constituents and grow the commission’s state budget. Prior to joining the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Commission, Drago has held leadership roles in Massachusetts including handling International Marketing for the Massachusetts Port Authority. In his new role, he looks forward to working with Boston area businesses, charities and fans to continue the Cannons growth in the lacrosse community and beyond.


Matthew Northrup


Director, Corporate Partnerships and Premium Tickets
mnorthrup@bostoncannons.com

Matt is in his fifth season with the Cannons as a member of the ticket sales staff, working in both group and season tickets sales.  Matt will also be working with corporate sponsors. Prior to joining the Cannons, Matt worked in aquatics at Swymfit, a fitness club located in Boxborough, MA.  He also coaches several different swim teams at the recreational and masters level. 

Matt graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  While at Boston College, Matt was a four-year varsity swim team member and a captain his senior year. Matt recently earned his Masters in Sports Leadership from Northeastern.


Bonnie Lattimore

Director, Corporate Partnerships and Special Events
blattimore@bostoncannons.com

Bonnie Lattimore joined the Cannons front office in September 2018 as the Director of Corporate Partnerships and Special Events. Prior to joining the Cannons, she was the Director of Operations for Men’s Lacrosse at College of the Holy Cross.  She has also worked with marketing and operations for lacrosse camps and clinics at University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania. 

In addition, Lattimore was the Director of Marketing for Lady Lion Basketball at Penn State for 2010-2011. Prior to Penn State, she spent four years at the University of North Carolina as Assistant Director of Sports Marketing. During her time at UNC, she directed all marketing efforts for men's and women's lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey, swimming and diving, and tennis. Lattimore served as the director of "Late Night with Roy" the annual midnight madness event celebrating the start of the basketball season which attracted a sellout crowd of 22,000 fans and was hosted by ESPN's Stuart Scott.

At both Penn State and UNC she worked with Learfield Sports to fulfill sponsorship agreements. Prior to UNC she spent one year at Davidson College as the Assistant Director of Sports Marketing. Lattimore is a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Courtney Larrivey


Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Marketing 
clarrivey@bostoncannons.com 

Courtney Larrivey joined the Boston Cannons in January of 2016 as the Partnerships and Marketing Manager. She is responsible for supporting the Director of Corporate Partnerships and Marketing, to drive revenue through corporate sponsors, as well as managing, promoting, and executing sponsored events. Prior to joining the Cannons, Courtney worked in television advertising and grassroots marketing at Comcast Spotlight. She has volunteered and interned with various sports teams, including the Wareham Gatemen, New England Revolution, and Boston Bruins..

Courtney attended Endicott College where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management (2012) and her Master's Degree in Business Administration (2013). 



Joe Cunningham 


Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Merchandise
jcunningham@bostoncannons.com 

Joe Cunningham joined the Cannons at the start of the 2016 summer season as a game day and front office intern before joining the front office full-time in August of 2016. He is responsible for working in conjunction with the Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Marketing as well as the Corporate Partnerships and Marketing Manager to execute all aspects of marketing and promoting the Cannons.

Prior to the Cannons, Joe interned with the Plymouth Pilgrims of the New England Collegiate Baseball League and with Blue Sky Sports & Entertainment, a full-service sports marketing and events management firm. A native of Marshfield, MA, Joe graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Sports Management.


Keller Dinan

Manager, Marketing, Communications, & Events
kdinan@bostoncannons.com 

Keller Dinan entered his first season in 2018 as the Marketing, Communications, & Events Manager for the Boston Cannons. Dinan has been volunteering with the Cannons since the fall of 2013 as a senior at Endicott College. Throughout the years, Dinan has helped with Game-Day Operations, Social Media/Gameday Marketing, and Event Operations while the Cannons played at Harvard Stadium in Allston, MA.

Dinan has been working within athletics since graduating from Endicott in 2014. Once graduated, Dinan was Marketing Assistant at Ski Butternut in The Berkshires for two seasons. During the summer of those years, Dinan found himself working for the Boston Red Sox as Fan & Youth Engagement Representative, where he still works part-time during the year.

Dinan graduated from Endicott College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a Minor in Coaching. Dinan grew up in Monterey, MA and currently resides in Allston, MA. 



Joe Shannon


Senior Director of Operations
jshannon@bostoncannons.com

Joe Shannon is entering his thirteenth season with the Cannons, and his seventh as Director of Ticketing. He is responsible for all aspects of the ticketing department including sales and operations. Prior to his current position, Joe started with the Cannons as a Ticket Sales Intern in 2006, while also working as a Lacrosse Operations Intern in the MLL front office.    

During his time with the Cannons, Joe has seen more than 600,000 fans come through the gates at over 79 home games. He has helped lead the organization to finish in the top two in MLL home attendance in nine of his twelve seasons. In 2012, the Cannons finished the season ranked #1 in attendance by averaging 9,647 fans per game.  On June 9, 2012 the Cannons set an organizational single game attendance record of 11,894.    

Joe earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he pursued an Individual Concentration in Sports Law. He grew up Burlington, MA and currently resides in Hudson, MA with his wife Laura.    



Griffin Kirkwood


Director of Ticket Sales
gkirkwood@bostoncannons.com

Griffin joined the Cannons front office staff in January of 2013, handling group and season ticket sales. This followed a job in the front office of the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL, where he was responsible for season ticket sales. 

Griffin graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in Sports Management.  During his college career, Griffin interned with the Boston Cannons as a ticket sales intern, the Worcester Tornadoes running their merchandising operations, and with the Merrimack College Athletics department handling marketing and promotions. 


Aaron Stanton


Account Executive
astanton@bostoncannons.com 

Aaron joined the Cannons front office in November of 2014 after being a game day volunteer during the 2014 season. Aaron brings years of lacrosse related experience to the Cannon’s organization through playing and coaching.

Aaron attended Dean College for a year where he was an academic All-American while a member of the men’s lacrosse program. After a year at Dean, Aaron transferred to Towson University where he was a member of the men’s club and varsity lacrosse programs. Aaron received his Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration.

As an account executive, Aaron will push efforts of the organization specifically in sales while managing various accounts as it relates to ticket holders and other sales related matters. Aaron has held similar roles with the Ohio Machine and various fitness facilities handling sales efforts and providing quality customer service.


Sam Lorenzo


Account Executive
slorenzo@bostoncannons.com

Sam joined the Cannons in January of 2017, as a Ticket Operations intern. As the Ticket Operations intern he assisted with the processing and handling of all ticket sales. When the internship had ended in May of 2017 Sam was offered an Account Executive position and officially began in June of 2017.

Sam graduated from Saint Anselm College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to the Cannons, Sam interned with Saint Anselm College’s Athletic Department, Swimming New Zealand, and the Manchester Monarchs. Over the summers Sam, along with his brother and sister, owned and operated a small Italian Ice business, Lorenzo’s Italian Ice.

Sam is excited to start his career with the Cannons, and looks forward to seeing the sport of Lacrosse grow in popularity around the country. 


Boomer The Mascot

boomer
Official Team Mascot
Community@bostoncannons.com

Boomer proudly traces his roots all the way back to the Revolution, where his forefathers still stand tall guarding Massachusetts. Boomer did his duty serving a tour aboard the USS Constitution where his shipmates continue to host thousands of visitors a year and celebrate his July 4 th birthday with a 21 cannon salute. No loose cannon, Boomer is a hard-working ironman who has come a long way, and now proudly calls Harvard Stadium his home. 

He sometimes has a short fuse when the team gets down, but soon gets fired up again to rally the fans. Although he is a mascot of few words, actually no words, really (since he can't talk), he is always the first one there to cheer on his favorite team!


Matt McGuirk


Cannons Team Journalist

Matt first started writing for the Cannons in 2016 as the recipient of the Bruce Lerch Junior Journalist Scholarship. After spending the 2016 season as the Cannons Junior Journalist, Matt decided to keep writing for the Cannons in 2017 on a freelance basis. He graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School in 2017 and is currently working towards an Associate's Degree in Communications at Bristol Community College. Matt also contributes to "Stanley Cup of Chowder", an SB Nation blog, and is excited to continue his work with the Cannons in 2018. Check out everything he's worked on HERE.


Brooke Goshtigian


Freelance Videographer

Brooke started as a video production intern for the Cannons and has continued to create extraordinary video content for the team. With past internships and Pulse Media, Only in Boston, Skydance Media, and Bellator MMA, Brooke continues to hone her craft with videos for the Cannons. Her most recent project, "Cannons Go Christmas Shopping" can be seen in the Cannons video content section. She also has created hype videos, fan videos, and will continue to help with video content throughout the 2019 season.