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Marquis Who's Who Honors Christopher M. Orechia, MA, for Expertise in Sports, Marketing, Sales, and Higher Education

Christopher M. Orechia, MA, is lauded for his success in marketing and brand management in the sports sector

He recently joined Legends representing the Portland Thorns FC as the Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships.

    TIGARD, OR, April 26, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Christopher M. Orechia, has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Orechia is a distinguished marketing and sales professional with over a decade of experience in brand management and commercial partnership development. He recently joined Legends representing the Portland Thorns FC as the Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships. He is adept at delivering presentations, fostering client relationships, and engaging in community initiatives to draw success. Mr. Orechia previously served as the Director of Commercial Partnership Development for the Portland Trail Blazers from 2020 to 2024, where he was instrumental in enhancing brand visibility for local and national businesses. His role also strategically focused on outbound initiatives to identify prospective partners interested in leveraging the Portland market.

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Orechia has contributed to academia as an adjunct professor at Concordia University Irvine since 2021. He teaches an online ethics and sports program for educators and coaches transitioning into administrative roles. Mr. Orechia's academic involvement complements his professional expertise by facilitating discussions and guiding students through practical scenarios that mirror their career paths.

Prior to his current roles, Mr. Orechia honed his skills with several sports organizations. From 2017 to 2020, he managed premium partnerships for the New York Jets in Florham Park, New York. He also served as the senior manager of membership sales for the Phoenix Suns between 2016 and 2017 and held the same title in ticket sales and development with the Ontario Reign from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Orechia's career began with foundational experiences as a sports information graduate assistant at the University of Redlands in 2010 after garnering expertise as an athletic department intern at Merrimack College, a media relations intern with the Albany Devils, and an athletic communications intern at the University of Washington.

Mr. Orechia's education includes a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies at Merrimack College in Massachusetts and a master's degree in higher education from the University of Redlands. His entry into his profession was influenced by his parents' careers in higher education and athletics.

Mr. Orechia's expertise in marketing, sales, brand management, and commercial partnership development is widely recognized within his industry. To further enhance his professional competence, he is an active member of Vengreso, a social media networking hub for professionals specializing in inside sales. Mr. Orechia has also become committed to community service, serving on the fundraising committee for Sport Oregon's young professionals' board. In this capacity, he has been instrumental in spearheading a campaign for the She Flies initiative. This campaign aimed to support underprivileged youth, particularly females, in elementary school and up by fostering their involvement in sports. Moreover, Mr. Orechia is actively engaged as a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Oswego, Oregon.

As a result of his dedication, Mr. Orechia has earned various accolades, such as Mr. Holiday Cheer from Sport Oregon and First Team All-League Revenue Department with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2021. He was also honored twice by the President's Club of the New York Jets for surpassing revenue goals and has been recognized as a franchise all-time leader in revenue with the Ontario Reign.

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