Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management
Jim Van Stone
Jim Van Stone will enter his second season as the team's Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service. In his role, Jim oversees all ticket sales and service initiatives for the Washington Capitals. Van Stone joined the Capitals from the front office of the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) and Arizona Sting (NLL) where he served as Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales.
Prior to working with the Coyotes, Jim served as Vice President of Sales for both Comcast-Spectacor sports teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers. Van Stone started his career in 1991 as an intern with the 76ers and became a ticket sales representative in 1993. He progressed to the position of director of sales in charge of new business development before leaving the organization in 1998.
He then joined the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning in 1998 as Director of Ticket sales and operations, overseeing all ticket related responsibilities. Following the Lightning, Van Stone joined the Cleveland Cavaliers/Gund Arena Company in 1999, serving as vice president of ticket sales. In this capacity, Van Stone oversaw subscription sales, group sales, telemarketing and customer service operations for the Cavaliers, Cleveland Rockers and Gund Arena.
Van Stone holds a Master's degree in Sports and Recreation Administration from Temple University (PA), as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from William Paterson College (NJ). He is currently enrolled in the Ed.D program for Sport Management and Leadership at Northcentral University (AZ).
Jim and his wife Becky have two children; son Peyton and daughter Lauren. The family resides in Vienna, VA.