Deanna Repollet - Manager, Premium Services - 913.951.3563
Signed with Sporting: 2013
Hometown: Rocky Hill, NJ
College: East Stroudsburg University
Favorite SKC Memory: 2013 MLS Cup, sitting in UMB Field Club with the best fans ever and watching that final PK hit the crossbar. I get the chills every time.
Prior to Sporting: Sales Trainee at Major League Soccer’s National Sales Center in Blain, MN
Favorite Part about Kansas City: Working out at Liberty Memorial and running all the stairs
Favorite Movie or Series: Finding Nemo
Favorite Teams Outside of Sporting: Philadelphia Eagles
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I studied Art History in college and love going to art museums
Zachary Mayer - Manager, Client Services - 913.387.3889
Signed with Sporting: 2013
Hometown: Shamokin, Pennsylvania
College: Lock Haven University
Favorite SKC Memory: Being able to witness Sporting win the 2015 US Open Cup in my home state was pretty special, but winning the 2013 MLS Cup Championship in PK’s and watching Jimmy Nielsen spray paint the wall afterwards still tops my list!
Prior to Sporting: I spent one season working for the Cleveland Indians.
Favorite Part about Kansas City: I enjoy being outside, and Kansas City provides several venues for me to have a great time outdoors. From the Plaza, to Westport, to all the golf courses I’ve tried, there’s a lot going on.
Favorite Movie or Series: Star Wars (Episode IV is my favorite)
Favorite Teams Outside of Sporting: Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, 76ers, and Penn State!
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I once steered the USS Abraham Lincoln Aircraft Carrier through part of the Pacific Ocean!
Devan Dignan - Premium Client Services Executive - 913.387.3427
Signed with Sporting: 2012
Hometown: Grant City, MO
College: University of Central Missouri (Undergraduate) & University of Central Florida (Graduate)
Favorite SKC Memory: Standing in the Cauldron during Claudio Bieler’s overtime goal against the New England Revolution in the 2013 Conference Semifinals and the call that came with it, “It’s pouring goals in the City of Fountains!”
Prior to Sporting: I spent two years as an Account Executive and the Director of In-Game Entertainment for the Springfield Armor (the former NBA D-League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets).
Favorite Part about Kansas City: For me, Kansas City is home. There’s no better way to really describe it so it is impossible for me to choose just one favorite thing. The BBQ, the fountains, the art, the die-hard sports fans, spanning Stateline, the wealth of history, and so many other things all go into the awesome and unique culture that makes this my favorite city.
Favorite Movie or Series: The Shawshank Redemption (Movie) & House of Cards (Series)
Favorite Teams Outside of Sporting: Minnesota Vikings (NFL), Kansas City Royals & Minnesota Twins (MLB), Orlando Magic (NBA), St. Louis Blues (NHL), and of course the Central Missouri Mules & UCF Knights (NCAA)
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I absolutely love to travel. I’ve been to 43 U.S. States and over 20 different countries.
Wilson Temple – Senior Client Services Executive – 913-387-3414
Signed with Sporting: 2015
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
College: University of Dayton
Prior to Sporting: I worked as an Account Executive with IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions at their UNLV property and before that spent time with the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds.
Favorite SKC Memory: Winning the U.S. Open Cup in Philadelphia on penalty kicks and celebrating with all the traveling fans!
Favorite Thing About The Soccer Capital of America (i.e., Kansas City): Checking out every delicious BBQ place KC has to offer!
Favorite Supporters’ Chant: “SHOTS!”
You Haven’t Experienced Children’s Mercy Park Until You… Celebrate a Sporting goal and see the blue smoke and confetti going off!
Tara Cunningham – Senior Client Services Executive – 816-949-1269
Signed with Sporting: 2015
Hometown: Derby, Kansas
College: University of Kansas
Favorite SKC Memory: Being in Philly when we defeated Philadelphia in the US Open Cup in 2015! It was the first away game I got to experience and being with my closest friends from the front office made it very special!
Prior to Sporting: Before joining the Client Services team, I spent 2 years in the Williams Education Fund with Kansas Athletics as a Graduate Assistant.
Favorite Part about Kansas City: I love all of the different districts throughout the city. There is something for everyone, and I enjoy exploring these areas and discovering new and exciting places!
Favorite Movie or Series: Game of Thrones…or Parks & Rec…or The Mindy Project…how do you choose just one!?
Favorite Teams Outside of Sporting: Kansas Jayhawks & the Royals
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I have been skydiving!
Jason Cannito – Client Services Executive – 913-387-3421
Signed with Sporting: January 2016
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
College: Tusculum College
Favorite SKC Memory: Jordi Quintilla scoring the game-winning penalty kick (7-6) in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last September in his first ever penalty kick attempt.
Prior to Sporting: I spent the year prior to Sporting KC in San Antonio, Texas, working for the, then, San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL as an Account Executive.
Favorite Part about Kansas City: I love the Culture. There is something for everyone in all of the districts from sports, to entertainment, to arts.
Favorite Movie or Series: Game of Thrones
Favorite Teams Outside of Sporting: Atlanta Braves, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, UNC Tar Heels Basketball, and University of Tennessee Football
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I met Will Ferrell during the filming of Talladega Nights.
Connor Anson – Client Services Executive – 913-387-3406
Signed with Sporting: January of 2016
Hometown: Omaha, NE
College: University of Nebraska
Favorite SKC Memory: Matt Besler’s Letter to Kansas City. This letter was released during my internship and served as a great reminder of the unique experience that the team provides the fans, the players and the city as a whole.
Prior to Sporting: I had the opportunity to intern with the Corporate Partnerships team throughout the World Cup summer in 2014. Additionally, I worked in the insurance industry.
Favorite Part about Kansas City: My favorite part about Kansas City is the way the city rallies behind theirs Sports teams. No matter what season, Kansas City seems to be really involved.
Favorite Movie or Netflix Series: HBO’s Game of Thrones or Suits
Favorite Teams Outside of Sporting: The Boston Red Sox, the Celtics and all University of Nebraska Athletics.
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I am Nebraska basketball fan to a fault. My hope is that they win their first NCAA tournament game in my lifetime.
Sam Lane - Senior Client Services Executive - 913-951-3536
Signed with Sporting: 2016
Hometown: Tampa, FL
College: Florida State University
Favorite SKC Memory: Matt Besler’s game winning goal against Columbus in 2016 in stoppage time.
Prior to Sporting: Prior to joining the Sporting Kansas City family, I worked as an account representative with the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2015-16 season and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a digital media specialist for the 2014 season. I held the same position with the Florida State University Office of University Communications and was a sports television anchor for WCTV, the CBS affiliate in Tallahassee, FL, for four and a half years after graduation.
Favorite Part about Kansas City: Confusing my friends back home when I tell them I live in Missouri.
Favorite Movie or Series: Friday Night Lights.
Favorite Teams Outside of Sporting: Any FSU team, Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers, and Lightning.
Something Most People Don’t Know About Me: I starred in a Super Bowl XLVII commercial.