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Owner/Operator: Andrew Vallozzi
Andrew Vallozzi is the owner of the Milwaukee Mustangs Arena Football Team and the Florida Firecats Arena 2 team.

Vallozzi started his career with a Fortune 500 Company. Several years later, he and a group of associates purchased the division, later selling it to a New York Stock Exchange Company. That division is now the nucleus of the corporation's 500-million dollar food service division.

Later, Vallozzi used his marketing and advertising expertise in joining the legendary Chicago-based advertising firm founded in 1939. With his marketing and advertising savvy, Vallozzi helped increase revenue for that firm, now known as AVA Advertising, into one of the world's largest food service advertising organizations in which he now holds 100% ownership interest.

In 1989, Vallozzi developed an interest in the Arena Football League and sought a franchise for Milwaukee. After putting together the proposal for the league's Board of Governors, the league approved a franchise for Milwaukee in August 1993. Vallozzi is well known for his advertising and marketing successes and has received hundreds of national and international awards for his accomplishments within the field. Three
years ago he was elected to Arena Football League's Executive Committee and served as the Chairman of the Board of the Arena Football League as well as chairman of the league's Expansion and Relocation Committee. Vallozzi also is a major shareholder in one of Wisconsin's largest financial institutions and serves on its Board of Directors.

He and his wife, Janet, have three children and split their time among their homes in Arizona, Florida and Wisconsin.


President/General Manager: Christopher Vallozzi
Entering his 10th year in the Arena Football League, Vallozzi has formed the Florida
Firecats into one of af2 premiere franchises. In just their second season the Firecats
won the American Conference Championship and a birth to the 2002 Arena Cup.

The Firecats have also enjoyed tremendous success at the gate. Over the past two
seasons the Firecats have been in the top ten in af2 attendance and have filled TECO
Arena to an average of over 80% capacity, which is tops in the af2. No stranger to
Arena Football Vallozzi, has run an Arena Football team for nine years which is the
second longest tenure of any President or General Manager. Vallozzi also was
instrumental in working with other AFL owners in developing the AFL's minor league
af2, which is entering its 4th year in 2003 fielding 28 teams.

Vallozzi also ran the Milwaukee Mustangs in the AFL for eight seasons. During that
time Vallozzi's business skills led the Mustangs to many achievements. In eight
seasons the Mustangs qualified for the play-offs four times and the quarterfinals
twice. Vallozzi was recognized for his managerial accomplishments as he was named
to the Milwaukee Business Journal's "Top 40 under 40" for Business Executives in
1995. Vallozzi guided the Mustangs to second highest attendance average in the
league at 15,564 fans per game in 1996, and the highest attendance in AFL history
for an expansion team at 14,000 per game in 1994.

In just two seasons after assuming the title of President/General Manager, Vallozzi
took a 0-12 team in 1994 to 10-4 in 1996. His 10-4 squad broke all Mustang
attendance records and achieved the greatest single season turnaround in AFL
history. In the sixteen year history of Arena Football the Mustangs have joined just a
handful of other franchises to win ten or more games in a single season. The
Mustangs have also had a rich history of talent with more talent with more than seven players selected to the leagues 15th All League Anniversary team.

Over the past ten years Vallozzi has been active in various league committees such as
the oversight committee of the Commissioner's Office. A native of Milwaukee, Vallozzi enjoyed a superlative high school athletic career at state power Catholic Memorial. As a result, he received a scholarship to play football at Concordia University. Vallozzi finished his education at the Business School of Marquette University. Vallozzi now resides in Naples, FL with his wife Lauren and their two daughters Isabella and Christina.


Vice President: Kimberlee Vallozzi-Eckel

Vice President Sales & Marketing : Joe Morgado

Media Relations Director: Dave Parks 

Sports Marketing Executive: Nick Nichols

Account Executive: Jeff Rucker

Account Executive: Kelly Nangle

Account Executive: Matt Foster

Community Relations: Abby Naas      [email protected]

Ticket Manager: TBD

Legal Counsel: Michael Mcquagge 

Website: Renee Bledsoe, www.BizTechonline.com

Radio Announcer: Dave Parks

Arena Announcer: Allyn Black

Clock Operator: TBD

Game Clock Operator: TBD

Firecats Mascot: Blaze


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