Date(s) - January 21, 2015
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Devon Tower, 50th Floor
$50 for nonmembers
$35 for members
Note: Brian Byrnes was originally scheduled as our speaker, but was replaced by Scott Loft due to unforeseen circumstances.
Scott Loft, vice president of Ticket Sales, Retention and Database Operations for the Thunder, is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of professional sports leadership experience in the National Football League, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association.
Loft joined the Thunder in 2010 after three seasons with the Miami Dolphins and is responsible for the Thunder’s overall strategy and tactics for all ticket sales, retention and database operations including season ticket sales, group ticket sales, executive suites and Club Level memberships.
Loft’s sports career started with the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, where he spent nine seasons, culminating as the director of ticket sales. After his stint with the NBA, Loft became one of the first employees with the NHL’s expansion Nashville Predators, where his ticket sales team became the first NHL or NBA franchise to qualify for expansion by selling more than 12,000 season tickets before the NHL franchise was awarded to the city of Nashville.
After five seasons in the NHL, Loft joined the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars as executive director of ticket sales and marketing. Loft was chosen to be the Jaguars’ sole attendee at the inaugural NFL Management Program at Stanford during the 2003 season, and his five years in Jacksonville were highlighted by the local oversight of the ticketing functions for Super Bowl XXXIX, which was played in Jacksonville in 2005. Loft then continued his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins, where he stayed until he joined the Thunder.
Prior to his career in sports, Loft received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and his master’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.
About the OKC Thunder
Founded in 2008, the Oklahoma City Thunder has developed into an NBA franchise with strong fan, corporate and community support throughout the state. Driven by a philosophy of teamwork and humility, the team stands at the pinnacle of a regional cultural renaissance and strives to focus on community outreach and involvement. The organization’s main business office is located in downtown Oklahoma City.