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Checkers’ Branecky honored with Ken McKenzie Award | TheAHL.com

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League has chosen Paul Branecky, vice chairman of promoting and communications for the Charlotte Checkers, because the winner of the league’s Ken McKenzie Award for the 2018-19 season.Recognizing the essential position performed by staff administration in constructing a profitable franchise, the Ken McKenzie Award is introduced yearly to an AHL staff govt who most efficiently promotes his or her personal membership.Branecky joined the Checkers in 2011 following six seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, and is at present accountable for the membership’s total advertising, public relations, media relations, and digital and social media efforts. Branecky oversees a inventive staff that frequently attracts followers and generates income organically by way of participating and entertaining content material, and he’s extensively revered for his strategic management and creativity, enjoying a key position within the group’s robust presence inside Charlotte’s busy sports activities and leisure panorama.The AHL’s Ken McKenzie Award, first introduced in 1978, honors Ken McKenzie, the founder and long-time writer of The Hockey Information and a 1997 media honoree by the Hockey Corridor of Fame because the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award winner. Mr. McKenzie was additionally the NHL’s first publicity director and creator of its first media information.AHL AwardsCharlotte Checkers

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