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Heartlanders bolster sales team, hire four new account executives

Tuesday, July 2nd
Heartlanders bolster sales team, hire four new account executives

Coralville, Iowa – The Iowa Heartlanders front office continues to expand, adding Avery Martensen, Drake Powell, Savanna Argenti and Aaron Gold as account executives. The four will be responsible for increasing ticket and sponsorship revenue and creating new business opportunities for the Heartlanders. 


The team’s four newest account executives are ready to help you plan your next Heartlanders experience at Xtream Arena. Full-season tickets are currently on sale, and deposits can be placed for partial season plans, group outings, birthday parties, suites and the United Iowa Financial Party Plaza. Call 319-855-1775 to discuss options with our new account executives, or visit this link to make your plans for the 2024-25 season! 


The Heartlanders have more people working in their front office now (13) than at any time in team history.


“While we are uniquely positioned for our fanbase to grow exponentially this season, we needed to make sure we brought in the right people that will help us exceed our goals,” said Director of Ticket Sales Jacob Pellegrino. “Avery, Aaron, Drake and Savanna are great people who will work tirelessly to generate revenue and provide our fans with elite customer service.” 


Avery Martensen joins the Heartlanders after spending the last two years working in ticket operations for the University of Iowa’s Athletics Department. He is a 2023 graduate of the Sports & Recreation Management program at Iowa and is a Monticello, IA native. Email Avery at Avery@iowaheartlanders.com, connect with Avery on LinkedIn and call Avery at 319-855-1775, ext. 820


Drake Powell is also a proud Hawkeye graduate of the Sports & Recreation Management program at the University of Iowa. The Williamsburg, IA native has worked in a handful of sales roles before joining the Heartlanders, including at Rally House in Coralville. Email Drake at Drake@iowaheartlanders.com, connect with Drake on LinkedIn and call Drake at 319-855-1775, ext. 819. 


Savanna Argenti, a Troy University graduate, brings experience working in college athletics and minor league sports to the team. She worked at Troy’s athletic department in marketing and communications before graduating in 2023, then joined the Columbus River Dragons (FPHL) minor league hockey team as their marketing manager. Email Savanna at Savanna@iowaheartlanders.com, connect with Savanna on LinkedIn and call Savanna at 319-855-1775, ext. 818.


Aaron Gold arrives in Iowa for his first opportunity working in professional sports. He started his collegiate time as a tennis player at Johnson & Wales University and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 2023. After graduating, he served as a sales associate at The Edge Fitness Clubs in the Philadelphia suburbs for the last year. Email Aaron at Aaron@iowaheartlanders.com, connect with Aaron on LinkedIn and call Aaron at 319-855-1775, ext. 817.


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