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Chris Junghans
Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships

Chris Junghans (Twitter: @cjjunghans) enters his sixth season as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for the Predators and Bridgestone Arena and his 12th season with the company.  In his tenure as Senior Vice President, both the Premium Seats and Sponsorship departments have achieved double digit revenue growth every season.  Chris has led the organization’s efforts in securing long-term partnerships with such companies as Nissan North America, Dunkin Donuts, Yazoo Brewing Company and AT&T.  In addition, Chris has been instrumental in growing the Premium Seats department through the creation of new suite products including the Lexus Lounge, Lexus Inner Circle, Opera Boxes, Bench Seats and the all new Cumberland 501 Club.  

Prior to his role as Senior Vice President, Junghans led the Premium Seats division for the Predators and Bridgestone Arena.  During his tenure as both a Director and Vice President, he was able to develop key products and services that led to a 100 percent increase in sales.  In addition, he successfully directed the single largest renewal in company history – achieving a 125 percent renewal rate.  

Junghans started his career with the Florida Panthers as a Ticket Sales Account Executive and quickly moved through the ranks.  While in Florida, Chris developed programs and services that led to significant increases in both Group and Suite Sales.   

Born in Washington, D.C., Junghans is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Among his many accomplishments, including being selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 11th Round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft, he ranks his family as his biggest accomplishment.  He married his high school sweetheart, Carolina in 1999 and they have three children – Lia (13), Alex (9) and Sofie (5).  Junghans currently serves on the East Williamson Athletics Board of Directors and enjoys coaching youth baseball in his spare time. 

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