(RESTON, Va.) – Buffalo Groupe, LLC, a collection of agencies and media properties focused on golf and other “escape” industries, expands its business development team with the addition of two industry veterans; Dan Chelel joins as Vice President and Andrea Cascia as Senior Director of Business Development. Both Chelel and Cascia bring seasoned sales and marketing backgrounds which directly support the company’s strategic approach to future growth and industry presence.
“Buffalo has experienced tremendous growth which is a testament to the strong vision and our dedicated team members who bring it to life every day,” said Jeff Foster, Chief Revenue Officer, Buffalo Groupe. “Expanding our business development team is a major part of our growth strategy and I’m confident under Glenn Gray’s leadership our team will be poised for great success.”
“We are excited to have Dan and Andrea join the Buffalo team as we prepare for 2022,” said Glenn Gray, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Buffalo Groupe. “They both bring unique experience and passion that will be instrumental in our continued expansion within golf, travel, outdoor, lifestyle and other adjacent industries.”
Reporting to Gray, Chelel and Cascia will be focused on the full collection of agencies - Buffalo Agency, Rawle Murdy, 54 Brands and Longitudes Group; media properties – SI/Morning Read and The First Call; and Buffalo’s new events division Moments Live which specializes in operating golf tours, tournaments, corporate offsites, golf societies and curated luxury experiences.
Chelel joins Buffalo from KPMG where he served as a Director in the Sports Industry Practice and led the launch of the newly formed group in 2020. In his role, he was responsible for growing market share with professional sports teams, leagues and facilities while maintaining oversight of communications, branding and cross-functional go-to-market strategic activities. Prior to forming that division, he helped lead the KPMG Sports Marketing & Sponsorships group. Before joining KPMG in 2013, Chelel worked for the PGA TOUR in Community Outreach. He resides in Ramsey, New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Cascia joins Buffalo from Global Golf Post where she was National Sales Manager for the last eight years. Prior to Global Golf Post, she was the Manager of Global Marketing Communications for Callaway Golf. Throughout her 19-year career at Callaway, she was the corporate sales and marketing liaison to five subsidiary and 15 distributor offices around the world. She resides in San Marcos, California with her husband and two children.
About Buffalo Groupe, LLC
Buffalo Groupe, LLC is a collection of agencies, events and media properties that authentically serve the escape industries of golf, outdoor recreation, travel, lifestyle, real estate and active sport. The collection is comprised of industry leading companies including Buffalo Agency, Rawle Murdy, 54 Brands, Longitudes Group, SI/Morning Read, The First Call and Moments Live. Guided by our core principles of kindness, clarity and courage, our people adhere to a Groupe-wide foundational philosophy to connect brands and lifestyle audiences through content. Buffalo Groupe is headquartered in Washington, DC with company offices in Charlotte, Charleston, Portland and LA. For more information visit www.buffalogroupe.com.