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Kenny Thorne

Director of Group Sales


Bio: The 2019 season will be Kenny Thorne's 4th season overall with the ThunderBolts and his third as Director of Group Sales with the club.

Kenny's first stint with the ThunderBolts was in our Marketing Internship department in 2014. After the internship with the ThunderBolts, Kenny spent the previous three years working in intercollegiate athletics, most recently serving as a Game Operations Graduate Assistant for the Illinois State University Athletic Department. In this role, he communicated daily with NCAA officials, coaching staffs, and administrations. Kenny has worked in Marketing and Sales for the previous 4 years, including stints with CollClub Sports and Southern Illinois University Recreation.

He graduated high school from Lincoln-Way East in Frankfort, Illinois in 2011 before attending Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to complete his undergraduate education. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2015 while obtaining a minor in Marketing, before continuing on to Graduate School at Illinois State University. In December of 2016, he completed his graduate level coursework in Normal, Illinois, earning a Masters of Science in Sport Management in January of 2017.

Birthday: November 23, 1992
Walk-Up Music: Lets Groove Tonight by Earth, Wind, and Fire
Top-3 Favorite Sports Teams: 1. Chicago Blackhawks, 2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Athletics, 3. Chicago White Sox
These are a few of my favorite things: Listening to sports talk radio, Vince Vaughn, and grilling out.
Interesting fact: Believes he would be an exceptional hockey player, if he knew how to skate.

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