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Brian Wagner

Brian Wagner

Gateway Grizzlies

Director of Ticket Sales

Personal Information

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School: University of Missouri - Columbia

Major: Sport Management

Years at College Works: 2009

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Gateway Grizzlies

Title: Director of Ticket Sales

Industry: Sports

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Managing and overseeing all operations of the Gateway Grizzlies ticket office. I manage ~15 people (entire front office consists of ~25). Responsible for group sales, corporate sales, season ticket sales and some promotions.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Becoming the Director of Ticket Sales for the Gateway Grizzlies. It is a position that is typically reserved for someone older and with more industry experience. At the age of 23, and only one prior season, Gateway was both comfortable and willing to give me the job.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

In a sense, CWP showed me how to handle failure and how to overcome mistakes and eventually succeed, both professionally and personally.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

My experience at CWP has without a doubt propelled my career forward, past my peers even, and I really can't thank CWP enough. I was only 18/19 when I was an intern, and did not run the most successful branch. Yet, I was able to apply the skills, techniques, and the experience itself that I learned to my job today.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

I can't think of any one particular lesson, but the entire experience was incredibly beneficial.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

It's hard work, and at times you may hate the work and you'll never want to look a can of paint again. But keep grinding through it, it'll all work out and pay off in the end.