Rick McLaughlin begins his fifth year as the President and Alternate Governor of the Texas Stars Hockey Club and General Manager of Cedar Park Center. McLaughlin previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Dallas Stars, overseeing the start-up of the Texas Stars, as well as the design and construction of Cedar Park Center.
Prior to working with the Dallas Stars, McLaughlin served as Executive Vice President of Business Operations for Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers. McLaughlin oversaw all areas of facilities, event and stadium operations, parking, security, concessions and merchandising for the team. He also managed the club’s business operations interest at the Rangers’ spring training facility in Surprise, Arizona.
McLaughlin was heavily involved in the design, development and construction of Hicks Holdings sports-entertainment complex in Frisco, Texas, and the Rangers’ Spring Training facility in Surprise. McLaughlin also was involved in a variety of other business operations for Hicks Sports Group after being appointed
Executive Vice President for the company in August 2001. The previous three years, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for Hicks Holdings. In that role, he oversaw the company’s interests in the construction, development and operation of American Airlines Center, which opened in July 2001.
McLaughlin joined the Dallas Stars in the summer of 1993 after the franchise’s move to Texas. In his position as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, from 1993-1999, he was responsible for the team’s finance, administration and business operations. McLaughlin was part of the 1999 Dallas Stars Stanley Cup executive management team, resulting in his name being engraved on the Stanley Cup.
From 1983-93, McLaughlin was Vice President of Finance of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Civic Arena Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his tenure, McLaughlin was part of the 1990 Stanley Cup Championship. He also served as Business Manager for the Silver-medal winning USA team that participated in the 1991 Canada Cup.
An active participant in the community, McLaughlin is the President of the Texas Stars Foundation. He is also a board member for the Cedar Park Tourism Advisory Board and previously served as a board member for the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce.
McLaughlin received his B.S. in Accounting from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in 1979. McLaughlin resides in Georgetown with his wife Monica; they have two children: Lindsay and Sean.
Silver was appointed Vice President in August 2010 after accepting the position of Assistant Vice President in June of 2009.
Prior to joining the organization, Silver served as Vice President of Finance for Olympia Entertainment in Detroit, Michigan. Silver oversaw the financial management of Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit Red Wings’ corporate and suite sales departments, the Fox Theatre and a variety of other Olympia properties.
Before relocating to Michigan, Silver spent nine years with the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League in Phoenix, Arizona. Silver progressed from Assistant Controller of the hockey club to Executive Director of Finance of the Coyotes, the Jobing.com Arena and the Arizona Sting Lacrosse Club.
In 2003, Silver was promoted to Controller of the Jobing.com Arena at the start of the venue’s construction. As part of the arena’s executive management team, Silver was heavily involved in the design and implementation of the arena’s operating policies and procedures.
Silver began his career as an auditor with the Phoenix office of Price Waterhouse after receiving his B.A. degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and earning his CPA designation.
Delay joined the Stars in April 2010 as the Assistant Vice President of Ticket Sales and Marketing and was promoted to his current role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing in August 2012. In his current role, he oversees the Texas Stars ticket sales, marketing, game operations, broadcasting and merchandise departments, as well as the Texas Stars and Cedar Park Center sponsorship sales and fulfillment department. He also serves on the Texas Stars Foundation Board of Directors.
Prior to joining the Stars, Delay served first as Director of Corporate Services and later as the Vice President of the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) in Las Vegas, Nevada. His responsibilities in Las Vegas covered a wide range of the day-to-day team operations including sponsorship fulfillment, sales, marketing, game operations and hockey operations. The 2013-14 season marks his 15th full season in professional ice hockey.
Before joining the Wranglers, Delay served as Area Marketing Manager for Borders Books & Music covering the Las Vegas, Nevada and Tucson, Arizona markets, while overseeing marketing and special events within both cities.
His past sports experience also includes time with the Colorado Gold Kings (WCHL), Las Vegas Thunder (IHL), Las Vegas Stars (AAA baseball), Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins, and Lipton Tennis Tournament (now Sony Ericsson Open).
Delay is a graduate of the University of Miami, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major of Marine Science & Biology (1993). He also holds an MSEd with a concentration in Sports Management (1996).
He currently resides in Cedar Park with his wife Meredith and daughter Caitlyn.
Wallace joined Cedar Park Center as the Assistant Vice President of Book & Marketing/Assistant General Manager in October 2013. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Event Programming for Germain Arena in Estero, FL. His responsibilities there included booking all non-hockey events, managing all facility events and overseeing the building operations, changeover, box office, parking and event staff departments.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the sport and event industry. Prior to his role at Germain Arena, Wallace spent three years as the Director of Ticket Operations for the BankAtlantic Center (now BB&T Center) and Florida Panthers, heading up the arena box office as well as the Panther's ticket operations staff for more than 100 events annually. He previously served as Vice President of Marketing & Sales for the Orlando Seals ACHL expansion team, where he developed the team's name and logo, and directed sales and marketing efforts.
His past experience includes leading the Tupelo T-Rex (AWHL) and Tupelo FireAnts (NIFL) as General Manager and working for the Florida Everblades (ECHL), Orlando Solar Bears (IHL) and West Coast Hockey League.
Wallace earned his bachelor's degree in sports communication from Mississippi State University. He also studied public relations at the University of Southern Mississippi.