Rich O’Dowd, Director of Operations
Richard O’Dowd, our Director of Operations, has many years of leadership experience in Hockey Administration and is a seasoned IT Professional at a Fortune 200 Company.
Rich has been Vice President and Level Director of the Yankee Conference and Presidents Hockey Leagues. Rich has extensive experience in Hockey League Logistics such as League Marketing, Website Administration, Scheduling, Fund Raising and player recruitment, placement, and retention.
Rich’s years in youth hockey management include:
- League Founder and Director – The Hockey Desk Summer High School League (founded 2011)
- Vice President / Director – Yankee Conference
- Co-League Director – Presidents Hockey League
- Level Director, Conference Rep, ACE Director, Fund Raising Director – Hanover Youth Hockey
- Assistant Coach – Boston Jr Terriers
- Head Coach – Various Hanover Youth Hockey teams
- Sports Management Software and Website Expert
Rich also serves as the Business Process Architect / Practitioner – TJX Companies
- Lean 6 Sigma and ITIL Certified
Richard Jackson, Director Of Logistics
Richard Jackson has been involved with hockey at various levels for the past 40 years, as both a Player and Coach. For the Northeast Generals, he does it all: travel arrangements, billet coordinator, administrative work and numerous other jobs. Rich is a great asset to the organization.
Russell Sherman, Director of Communications/ Analytics
Russell brings 30+ years sales and marketing experience across several industries to the Northeast Generals. He is the founder and president of DITR Hockey.com that is a leading analytics site for high school aged hockey players across the United States.
Russell will head-up our Sales/PR & Marketing initiatives and work to get consistencies of our image to the public. He will also work on developing an analytics dept. for the Generals that will help in the assessment of players and potential players for the organization.
Zack Upton, Equipment Manager
Zack comes to us after a year as an equipment manager near his home in Georgia.
Jason O’Dowd, Equipment Director
Jason O’Dowd enters his 2nd season as the Equipment Director for the Northeast Generals. “Fishie” as he is called does a great job ordering, organizing and maintaining all equipment inventory. The Generals would be lost without his guidance.