Comcast SportsNet Chicago names Jill Mahmarian National Sales Manager
Comcast SportsNet, the television home of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, has named 15-year advertising sales veteran Jill Mahmarian as its new National Sales Manager effective immediately. The announcement was made by Walter Cade, former National Sales Manager/recently promoted General Sales Manager for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
In her new position, Mahmarian will be responsible for all of Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s national sales efforts, including season-long sponsorship packages for the network’s four professional sports teams, along with focusing on strategic planning/development of key national sales initiatives across all platforms.
“Jill is very well-respected in the television advertising community with a proven track-record of national sales success,” said Cade. “Her experience, leadership skills and contagious energy will certainly be major assets to our network going forward.”
Mahmarian’s advertising sales experience is extensive, evidenced by her prior work in both the national and regional sports television industry. Since 2002, she has held the position of Senior Account Executive for Home Team Sports, a division of FOX Sports in New York, NY. As Senior Account Executive at Home Team Sports (HTS), she helped drive multi-million dollar advertising and marketing campaigns for a number of key national clients including General Motors, Home Depot, AT&T, Nike and USAA among others. She also helped foster and develop sales partnerships extending to over 35 regional sports networks and professional sports teams and leagues, including MLB, NBA, NHL and numerous collegiate conferences. Mahmarian was also a top sales performer at HTS with multiple years of success achieving 163% of target in 2009-10 and 109% in 2010-11.
Prior to joining their New York headquarters, Mahmarian spent four years at the HTS division in Los Angeles, CA (1998-2002), earning a pair of promotions during her tenure. She began her career as an E-mail Communications Coordinator at CitySearch in Pasadena, CA in late 1996.
A native of Los Angeles, CA, Mahmarian earned her undergraduate degree in political science at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1996 and her MBA in finance at Seton Hall University in 2007.