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Cleveland Cavaliers President to Keynote Downtown Luncheon

Len Komoroski, president of the Cleveland Cavaliers professional basketball team and Quicken Loans Arena, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Duquesne University Downtown Luncheon.A 1982 graduate of Duquesne’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Komoroski has led a remarkable turnaround both on and off the court since joining the Cavaliers in 2003. A team whose attendance averaged fewer than 12,000 per game before his arrival now consistently sells out its 20,000-seat arena and has experienced triple-digit increases in television and radio ratings. The Cavs’ corporate sales revenue now ranks among the highest in the league.

Komoroski also oversees the operations of the state-of-the-art Quicken Loans Arena, which also serves as home of the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters and hosts approximately 200 sports and entertainment events attracting nearly two million spectators each year.

With more than 25 years of experience in professional sports and entertainment, Komoroski gained his early experience just a few blocks from campus at Mellon Arena, in positions with the Pittsburgh Spirit indoor soccer team and the Pittsburgh Penguins. From 1988-1994, Komoroski played a major role in establishing the National Basketball Association’s Minnesota Timberwolves franchise and its new downtown arena.

As senior vice president and chief of business operations for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League for seven years, Komoroski brokered record-setting naming rights deals for the team’s new stadium and practice facilities, built a season ticket waiting list in excess of 40,000, and expanded the Eagles’ in-house communications and marketing operations.

When: Wednesday, March 24

11 a.m., Registration

11:55 a.m., Lunch

Where: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh

Information: Cost: $30 per person. Visit www.MyDuquesne.duq.edu or call 412.396.6209 for more information.

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