President & Founding Chairman of Members Operating Group
A Manhasset, Long Island native, Matt has been involved in lacrosse since childhood as a player, coach, administrator, and non-profit board member. The Boston Globe has called him, "Greater Boston's Pied Piper of Lacrosse."
A four-year starter at Dartmouth College (1971-75), Dwyer co-founded the successful Canterbury School (CT) program and the boys lacrosse program at Weston (MA) High School, building on Weston's decades of girls' lacrosse prowess. He coached at Phillips Exeter Academy, and founded Weston Youth Lacrosse, of which he remains an active board member. In addition, Matt co-founded the approximately 18 team Massachusetts Bay Youth Lacrosse League in 1993, which included girls in 1995. In 2011, approximately 920 teams comprised MBYLL and MBGYL. Formerly the chair of the board at MetroLacrosse (www.metrolacrosse.com), he remains a board member of this education-based lacrosse organization providing free equipment and guidance to 750 children in the cities of Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, and Lawrence.
He is a former Partner and Board member of Spaulding & Slye, now part of Jones Lang LaSalle, a publicly traded global real estate company where he was until recently an International Director. He is now a Principal at both The Roseview Group and Still North Partners real estate firms.
Matt is also actively involved with several real estate industry organizations, as well as non-profits providing opportunities to under-served children, including Nantucket Community Sailing. He and his wife, Meg, have three children, Jake, Cate and Molly, all of whom played lacrosse throughout high school or college.
Vice President & General Manager
2013 will be the fourth season with the Cannons for Kevin Barney and his third as General Manager. In Oct 2012 he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Cannons. He joined the Cannons in December of 2009 as Marketing & Communications Manager. As VP & General Manager, Barney is responsible for all business and team operations of the Cannons.
In 2010 Barney was responsible for marketing the Cannons through local media, radio, television, newspapers and magazines. He also oversaw communcations, web-site, social media, game day operations, player and team travel, and Cannons internships.
In February of 2011 Barney took over as the team's fourth General Manager in their history. In 2011 the Cannons won their first MLL Championship in team history as they defeated the Hamilton Nationals 10-9 on August 28th.
In 2012, the Cannons ranked #1 in MLL home attendance. The Cannons averaged 9,647 fans per game in 2012, ranking #1 in MLL. On June 9, 2012 the Cannons set a team single game attendace record of 11,894.
Barney is on the Steering Committee for the Boston vs. Bullies campaign run by the Boston Sports Museum. He is also a board member of the Eastern Mass Chapter of US Lacrosse.
Barney came to the Cannons after spending 8 1/2 years with the New England Revolution and Kraft Sports Group where he was a Senior Account Executive. A Springfield College graduate in Sport Management, Barney is a native of Niskayuna, NY. He currently lives in Stoughton, MA with his wife Roseanne and daughter Grace.
Director of Ticket Sales
Joe Shannon is entering his seventh season with the Cannons, and his second as Director of Ticket Sales.
In addition to ticket sales, the Burlington, Massachusetts, native is responsible for organizing marketing events and game day production. Prior to his current position, Shannon got his start with the Cannons as a Ticket Sales Intern in 2006, while also working as a Lacrosse Operations Intern in the MLL front office.
Shannon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006 from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he pursued an Individual Concentration in Sports Law.
Director of Marketing and Events
Megan joined the Cannons in January 2011 to oversee and expand the youth lacrosse camp and clinic business, as well as implement marketing and communications initiatives for the team and manage the Cannons internship program.
After graduating from Boston University, Megan began her career in Honolulu, Hawaii, at a luxury travel public relations agency. Most recently, Megan was a senior account executive at a small PR agency in Massachusetts, where she created and executed communications plans for outdoor consumer brands.
Ticket Sales Manager
Brian joined the Cannons in 2012 as a member of the Ticket Sales staff, working in both season and group ticket sales. Prior to joining the Cannons, Brian worked as a public relations intern for the New York Knicks.
Brian graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2010 where he majored in sport management and was a member of the lacrosse team. While at Cortland, Brian won the 2009 Division Three National Championship and was named to the 2010 All-America and Academic All-America teams.