Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales, Service, Marketing & Club Operations
Mike Ernst was promoted to Senior Vice President Ticket Sales, Service, Marketing & Club Operations in September of 2013. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club Ticket Sales and Service team, club marketing strategies and overseeing the operations aspect of the club. In 2011, he assisted in doubling the Fire’s supporter Season Ticket base. In 2012
Prior to joining the Fire, Ernst was a Senior Account Executive with the Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association. While with the Sonics, he was responsible for Corporate and Courtside ticket sales. This experience included the development of a ticket sales relationship with the Microsoft Corporate Office in Redmond, Wash.
Ernst started his career working for McLeodUSA Telecommunications. While at McLeod, he was responsible for Accounts Receivable for the phone company’s top accounts. During his four years with McLeodUSA, he earned employee of the month on five separate occasions.
He earned his MA in Sports Management from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Marketing & Public Relations at Saint Ambrose University. Ernst, 35, lives in Forest Park with his wife Rachelle, their daughter Nora and their son James.