Director of Community Relations and Fan Developmentasersen@gocheckers.com
Sersen, who joined the Checkers as manager of community relations and fan development in the summer of 2014, is responsible for coordinating community events and appearances throughout Charlotte area schools. She also oversees the internship program and is the in-game host at all of the Checkers’ home games.
Since graduating from Lee University in 2012, Sersen has served as the in-arena co-hostess for the Carolina Hurricanes and as the director of promotions for the Kannapolis Intimidators.
A former Miss Virginia Teen, her background also includes time spent with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League and the Tennessee Smokies.
|College and major||Lee University, B.S. in Video Production|
|Favorite sports team||Baltimore Orioles|
|Random fact about yourself||My first sports “job” was as a Fun Zone Attendant for the Frederick Keys (Advanced-A Affiliate to the Baltimore Orioles) when I was 14. Added Bonus: I finished all of my college math courses before graduating high school.|
|Favorite dessert||Anything baked by Tammy Sersen (Hi Mom!)|
|Best thing about your job||Y’ALL! Interacting with fans on game nights and spreading hockey in schools with clinics and school programs are a few of my favorite things.|
|Hobbies||The socially acceptable answers like running, traveling, and meal prepping. The awkward answers like finding the new best Groupon deal, planning my non-existent wedding on Pinterest, and watching hilarious goat videos on YouTube.|
|One place you’ve always wanted to visit||
|Last place you went on vacation||Smith Mountain Lake, VA|
|Ranch or blue cheese?||Sriracha|
|Favorite pizza topping||
Pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese and fresh tomatoes AKA Positive Friction from The Pizza Peel
|Pets||Do roommates count?|
|Favorite Checkers memory||Opening Night at Bojangles’ Coliseum last year. All of the energy and emotions involved with “Coming Home” culminating into our first night back was beautiful.|
|Previous jobs||Director of Promotions and Community Relations for the Kannapolis Intimidators, In Arena Co-Host for the Carolina Hurricanes, Production Crew for the Tennessee Smokies, and Video Coordinator/Reporter for the Knoxville Ice Bears|