Front Office

Jack Gulati

Jack Gulati

Team Owner

Jack David Gulati was born in India on September 20, 1942. His family immigrated to America in 1958 when he was fifteen years old. He attended high school in New York City and graduated in 1959. He enrolled at the University of Minnesota, and after a somewhat circuitous route, he received B.S. in Mathematics in 1966.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Jack had ambitions to become an entrepreneur. He acquired his first business in 1968 at the age of 26, and in the ensuing years he bought, sold, or created forty businesses. Among his companies have been Fidelity Technologies Corporation, TeleAlarm Group, Fidelity Investment Corporation, SafetyCare Technologies, and Stokesay Castle, located in USA and Europe.
Jack has received many honors over the years. President Ronald Reagan appointed Jack to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1986. In addition, President George H. W. Bush appointed him to the Small Business Advisory Committee of Federal Communications Commission. In 1992, Jack was part of a delegation sent to Dakar, Senegal to advise African countries on matters involving the transition from military to civil rule.

Jack has contributed to the communities in which he has lived. He was elected Township Supervisor in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, and served from 1980-1986. He also ran an unsuccessful campaign for Congress from the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania in 1982. Over the years Jack has been involved in civic and business organizations, namely Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, and the National Federation of Independent Business.

Jack and his wife, Rosemary, have three sons, David, Charles, and Michael, and ten grandchildren. Jack retired from full-time business activities in December, 2011. He turned over his remaining companies to his three sons, who have inherited the entrepreneurial spirit, and have continued to grow the businesses that Jack started.

Jack purchased the Reading Royals of the ECHL in March of 2014.

Drew Bell

Drew Bell

Team President

Drew comes to the Royals from one of Jack Gulati’s other successful businesses, SafetyCare Technologies, and this will be his second season with the Royals organization. Drew graduated from Penn State University in 2006 with a degree in History. At Penn State he participated in THON and was a member of the ice hockey team. Following Penn State, Drew attended Widener University School of Law receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 2010. While at law school he participated in many activities including Delaware Voluntary Legal Services, Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service, and Pro Bono Distinction.
Drew is from Wayne, Pennsylvania and grew up as a Philadelphia Flyers fan. During the off-season he enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, and most importantly starting to plan for the Royals next season! His favorite thing about the City of Reading is the hardworking, honest, and loyal people. Drew currently resides in Wyomissing with his wife, Maryanne, two daughters, Charlotte & Amelia, and son, William.

Email: dbell@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7268

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

Corporate Sales & Sponsorships

Mark, originally from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, has been with the Reading Royals for 9 seasons now. Mark received a Speech Communications degree from Edinboro University in 1986 and a Masters in Communications from Clarion University in 1988. While in college, Mark was a varsity football player and has worked with charitable causes such as Easter Seals, Make-A-Wish, Berks Encore, Olivet Boys & Girls Club, and the Berks County Sports Hall of Fame.
Being from Uniontown, Pennsylvania his favorite hockey team is the Pittsburgh Penguins and he makes sure to stop by Primanti Brothers Sandwiches anytime he is able to travel to his hometown. Mark’s favorite thing to do during the off-season is SELL and prepare for the upcoming season. His favorite thing about the City of Reading is the loyal fans that support the Royals year in and year out. Mark currently resides in Lower Heidelberg Township with his wife Alison, son Ben, and two daughters Jessie and Jennifer.

Email: mwallace@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7212

Gregg Lewis

Gregg Lewis

Merchandising Manager & Sales

Gregg is currently entering his 9th season with the Reading Royals and is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Psychology. Even being from Philadelphia, Gregg’s favorite hockey team is the Reading Royals! His favorite thing about the City of Reading is all the great Royal fans that show their support for the team year in and year out. What Gregg does in the off-season is WORK because he feels there is no such thing as an off-season! Gregg currently resides in Lancaster County with his wife and son.

Email: glewis@royalshockey.com
Phone: 484-400-0342

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Broadcaster, Media Relations & Hockey Operations Coordinator

Mark, the voice of the Royals, has been with the organization for 11 years and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee and from there attended the University of Memphis to receive his Juris Doctor degree. While attending school Mark participated in multiple activities including golf, swimming, playing guitar, and developed his love for dogs.
Mark’s favorite hockey team was the 1915 Stanley Cup Champions and was called the Vancouver Millionaires. During the off-season you can find Mark spending time with his family, playing golf, walking his dog Jupiter, and working in his yard. Mark’s favorite thing about the City of Reading is there are no potholes in the roads. Mark and his family currently reside in the Shillington area.

Email: mthompson@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7219

Heather Hefty

Heather Hefty

Vice President of Finance

Heather has been with the Reading Royals organization for a total of 9 years and is originally from Hasting, Pennsylvania. She graduated from RACC with an AAS in Accounting. While in college Heather was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Heather’s favorite hockey team to watch is, of course, the Royals! During the off-season she enjoys going to the beach, getting lost in a good book, and gardening. She loves how the City of Reading is centrally located between Philadelphia, New York, and Harrisburg. Heather currently resides in West Reading with her husband and two children, Alexa and Logan.

Email: hhefty@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7213

Jenn Reaser

Jenn Reaser

Finance Assistant

Jenn is entering her 1st full season as a Financial Assistant for the Royals after starting with the organization in February 2015. Jenn grew up in Shillington, PA and graduated from Berks Technical Institute with a degree in Travel and Tourism. She is a huge Philadelphia Sports fan (Flyers, Eagles, Phillies) and a die hard Penn State Football fan. During the off-season, she can be found shopping, knitting and going to the beach.

Her favorite part about Reading is, of course, the Royals and being able to see great shows at Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center.

Jenn currently lives in Shillington with her husband Troy and their two cats, Nala and Simba, and Arthur, their crazy Golden Retriever.

Email: jreaser@royalshockey.com

Nicole D’Angelo

Nicole D’Angelo

Community Relations and Social Media Manager

Nicole is entering her first season with the Royals as the Community Relations and Social Media Manager. Nicole graduated from Neumann University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Entertainment Management and a Minor in Communications. Nicole joins the Royals after interning with the Philadelphia Flyers for three years in the Game Presentation and Public Relations Departments. When she’s not at the rink, Nicole enjoys shopping, watching hockey, and spending time with friends and family.

Email: ndangelo@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7253

Calvin Spohn

Calvin Spohn

Director of Creative Services

Calvin is entering his first full season with the Royals. He joined the team in November of last season. He graduated from Kutztown University where he studied Electronic Media. He was a part of the National Broadcasting Society. He won a Crystal Pillar in The National Academy of Television Arts&Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter for college live sports coverage. His work experience includes freelancing for the Fightin Phils, WFMZ and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Calvin is a die hard Philly sports fan. He currently resides in Fleetwood, PA.

Email: cspohn@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7311

Chad Westerburg

Chad Westerburg

Director of Ticket Sales

Chad is entering his first season with the Royals as the Director of Ticket Sales. Chad graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. After graduating IUP, he spent about two years with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms where he was a part of their inaugural season at the PPL Center. Chad started within their inside sales program and was promoted to Retention Specialist to assist in their season ticket holder retention efforts. Last February, he joined the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department, which is administered by IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions, where he was repeatedly recognized for excellence in sales performance as an Account Executive.

Originally from Erie, PA, Chad grew up a Pittsburgh sports fan, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. Anyone who knows him also knows he is a diehard Duke Blue Devils basketball fan and March Madness is one of his favorite times of the year. Chad likes to watch sports, play basketball, and hang out with family/friends in his free time. Chad currently resides in Sinking Spring.

Email: cwesterburg@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7230

Dakota Procyk

Dakota Procyk

Ticket Sales Manager

Dakota is entering his 2nd season as a member of the Royals full-time staff. He interned with the Royals during the 2013-14 season in the ticketing department. Dakota graduated from Kutztown University with two Bachelor Degrees, Business Management and Marketing. While attending Kutztown University Dakota participated on the Kutztown Golden Bears Ice Hockey Team and was Treasurer of the team.
Originally from New Tripoli, Dakota grew up a Pittsburgh Penguins fan. During the off-season he likes to read, go the the beach, travel, and hangout with family and friends. His favorite thing about the City of Reading is the passionate fans and dedicated youth hockey programs in the surrounding area. Dakota currently resides in Wyomissing.

Email: dprocyk@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7224

Jake Friedman

Jake Friedman

Ticket Account Executive

Fresh out of Kutztown University, Jake is new to the Royals family. He joined in 2015 as an intern and worked his way up to being a Ticket Account Executive. He always strives to provide the best possible experience to his clients and works hard to ensure everyone has a royal time at the games. In his free time Jake loves playing sports, he’ll play anything from baseball to hockey to football to basketball. He is a sports nerd and will gladly talk sports with anyone. When he’s not on the field, court, or rink you can find him relaxing on the Jersey Shore with his friends and family.

Email: jfriedman@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7277

Chris Hazel

Chris Hazel

Client Development Executive

Chris is entering his 1st season as a member of the Royals full-time staff. He interned with the Royals during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons in the merchandise department. Chris graduated from Widener University in 2016 with a degree in business management.
Chris has lived in New Jersey, Florida and now Pennsylvania. Chris is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and has owned both Phillies and Flyers season tickets before. During the off-season Chris likes to spend time with his family and friends, watch sports, and go on vacations. Chris’s favorite thing about Reading is going up to visit the pagoda to enjoy the view. Chris currently resides in Exeter Township.

Email: chazel@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7293

Joe Bowman

Joe Bowman

Client Development Executive

Joe is entering his first year with the Royals as a full time staff member. Joe graduated from Lock Haven University with his Bachelors degree in Sports Administration and a minor in Coaching and also a minor in Aquatics. While at Lock Haven Joe worked for the Athletics Department. Joe enjoys the outdoors, during the summer you might find him at the beach and during the winter you can find him on the slopes snowboarding. His favorite thing about city of Reading is the history it holds. Joe currently resides in Royersford.

Email: jbowman@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7296

Kendra Wert

Kendra Wert

Customer Service Manager

Kendra is entering her first season with the Royals in the new role of Customer Service Manager. Kendra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Albright College. While in college, Kendra was a member of the Alternative Spring Break program and other volunteer efforts around the country and also in the Reading community. Born and raised in Berks County, Kendra grew up supporting the Flyers and of course the Royals as well. During the off season Kendra enjoys spending time with family/friends, traveling, and shopping. Kendra currently resides in Lyons Station, Pennsylvania with her family.

Email: kwert@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7290

Matthew O’Connor

Matthew O’Connor

Customer Service Manager

Matthew is entering his first season as a member of the Royals’ full-time staff. He participated in an internship for the Royals for the 2015-2016 season in the marketing and game operations department. Matthew graduated from Alvernia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Prior to attending Alvernia, Matthew served in the United States Navy as a Vertical Launching Systems Technician where he lived in various locations including Chicago, San Diego, and Japan. In his free time Matthew enjoys listening to metal music, attending concerts, watching WWE, and going to sporting events.

Email: moconnor@royalshockey.com
Phone: 610-898-7291

Jenna Wilkinson

Jenna Wilkinson

Graphic Designer

Jenna is entering her first season with the Royals as the Graphic Designer. Jenna graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interactive and Graphic Design. Following graduation she held an internship with Ripken Baseball handling graphics and game programs for the Aberdeen Ironbirds. With a love for sports she is also an ASA umpire for girls’ softball and works in sports photography on the side. During the off-season she plays 7’s for Harrisburg Rugby Club and loves to go kayaking with her two dogs, Chloe and Calie.

Email: jwilkinson@royalshockey.com