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STAFF

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CHRIS HASTINGS

President

The Sport and Social Club President has been with the Club since '97 when he was an intern working Beach Volleyball at North Avenue Beach. One summer of playing in the sand and getting paid for it was enough to hook Chris on the idea of working in the social sports industry.  Chris also serves as President of the Social  Sports Agency, an agency with rights to sell sponsorship and markeitng programs to Sport and Social Industry Association (SSIA - www.ssia.us) members, the national association for the social sports industry which includes over 60 member organizations.

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BRIAN IRVING

VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS

Resident "Bracketologist" and man behind the scenes. If you have signed up for or played in one of our leagues you have come across his artistry hand work in registration and scheduling. A member of the social club family since '96 he has seen and heard it all, so make sure and sign up on time. If you want to talk Blue Demon hoops or get a lunch recommendation he is your man.

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CURTIS GRIFFIN

LEAGUE OPERATIONS MANAGER

Curtis is your league man! He is a league coordinator along with Marko Milanovic and can be seen in pinstripes refereeing hoops during the week. If he's not on the courts he's out on the fields umpiring your leagues or hanging out at the sponsor bars! You can also find Curtis at most of the social events running around with a camera.

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MARKO MILANOVIC

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

As a member of the social club staff since 2002, Marko has been there and done that. If you haven’t seen him at your basketball, softball, dodgeball, kickball, or football league, then you certainly have seen him at one of our social events. As Senior Director of Operations, Marko ensures that your league is being run properly, from equipment to Officials.  If there are any equipment/officiating problems at your league, shoot Marko an e-mail and let him have it!

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TRISHA DANIELS

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONSPROGRAM DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

People ask Trisha what she does at Chicago Sport and Social Club and the real answer is - what doesn't she do? You've probably seen her at any one of our sports; playing, officiating, or managing. She certainly isn't going to take it easy on you either, so stay out of the base path! If you need help with the website, finding a sponsor for your team or want an unforgettable corporate outing she'll be your director of fun. She's the resident obscure sport expert with a national championship in broomball & numerous inner-tube water polo champion t-shirts, so throw any new suggestions her way!

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NIKKI HARTEL

Director of Sponsorship and Partnership

Nikki is a spirited character, both on and off the field.  Nikki joins CSSC and Social Sports Agency as a seasoned player in Sponsorship.  She has a background in live music partnerships and deeply values client relationships.  She loves nothing more than to learn what makes a brand special and to share that information with target demographics.  Passionate about making her community a better place, she serves on the Foundations of Music Board of Directors to help provide music education for at-risk youth in Chicago. When not at work, this proud Canadian can be found attending shows at local music venues.

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NICOLE DOUGHERTY

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS

​Nicole has been an athlete her whole life with a thirst for competition.  She’s a former sprinter, turned marathon runner, turning tennis player – watch out for her backhand!  Outside of Chicago Sport & Social Club she enjoys adventurous vacations like repelling down waterfalls and hiking Kilimanjaro. As a Director, she is passionate about creating new and memorable experiences for our members as well as coaching her marketing and events team.

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NORA PACHA

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Nora Pacha is a creative designer responsible for all of the awesome ads, flyers and publicity items associated with our leagues and events. Her creative process, along with in depth knowledge of industry software, allows her to deliver professional, high quality material geared towards our clientele anddemographics. Whether it's dressing up for Comic Con or cutting a rug on the dance floor, Nora loves creativity. You can thank her for making you look like a professional athlete in our flyers and on our website.

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KRISTINA WERT

MARKETING & EVENT MANAGER

​Kristina joins the CSSC team with a background in marketing, events and charities. She is excited to amp up the social scene with the hottest spots for the coolest nights. Her life dream was fulfilled at 2015 Volleywood when the Backstreet Boys signed her 6th grade portrait she drew, let her know if you share her enthusiasm!

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Lizzie Lazzara

DIGITAL MARKETING & EVENTS MANAGER

Yes, that’s her real name. When she’s not writing a thousand emails a day to remind you to sign up for a league, she’s busy trying to find new subject lines to make you open those emails.  Besides email marketing, Lizzie really enjoys capturing exciting content of our players for our social media and strategizing new ways to reach the Chicago community and get them involved in all CSSC has to offer.

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Lynn CLEMENTI

Director of Grab a Game and League Operations Coordinator

OK, so Lynn hasn’t hit an upper-90 shot since 2015, but she’s still trying to get the self-given nickname to stick for her soccer career. And her “career” consists of finishing every season in first or second place and always falling short of winning a championship. But it all speaks to her passion for playing and getting other people together to have fun and stay active. She’s a firm believer that no matter how busy someone’s schedule is, they should still have an opportunity to play. Her specialty is organizing Grab A Game’s weekly pickup games and tournaments for various sports at various locations.

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Brad Postlewaite

SPONSORSHIP ACTIVATION COORDINATOR

Brad Postlewaite joins the CSSC family as a member of the Sponsorship Department.  You may recognize him as he started his career as an intern out at North Avenue Beach!  He is bringing his experience of interacting with clients in the Professional Sports industry to the Social Sports scene.  His aim is to provide world-class service and move the needle for our partners. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything sponsorship related.  See you at the beach!