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
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.
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.
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.
have also enjoyed tremendous success at the gate. Over the
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.
ran the Milwaukee Mustangs in the AFL for eight seasons.
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,
took a 0-12 team in 1994 to 10-4 in 1996. His 10-4 squad broke
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 &
Media Relations Director:
Executive: Jeff Rucker
Executive: Kelly Nangle
Website: Renee Bledsoe,
Radio Announcer: Dave Parks
Arena Announcer: Allyn Black
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