Full Staff

Bill Yuill


Bill Yuill is Chairman and CEO of The Monarch Corporation, a private investment company with corporate offices in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. The corporation is the parent company for three holding companies, Monarch Venture Inc, Consolidated Sports Holdings Ltd, and Traxx Transportation. Each of these holding companies have numerous operating companies. For more information on The Monarch...
Jean-Guy Trudel

General Manager

Katie Pogeman

Assistant General Manager - Tickets

Katie Pogeman is in her eleventh season with the Rivermen and was named Assistant General Manager - Tickets for the team’s inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League.   The 32-year-old native of Lafayette, Indiana has spent parts of her past nine seasons as the Director of Client Services as well as an Account Executive for the team. She currently oversees the ticket...
Andrew Cohen

Director of Business Development

Andrew Cohen enters his second season as a full time member of the Rivermen front office staff after being named Director of Business Development in August of 2016. He served as the Rivermen equipment manager for the team's first threee seasons in the SPHL, being named Director of Operations in June 2014, taking on an expanded role with the Hockey Operations department until his move to the...
Mark Riepe

Director of Operations

Mark Riepe, 23, joins the Rivermen as Director of Operations in August 2017, and will handle equipment duties for the Rivermen during the 2017-18 season. Mark comes to Peoria from Fort Worth, Texas, where he worked closely with the NAHL's Lone Star Brahmas, helping the team to a Roberston Cup title during the 2016-2017 season. Now a native of Fort Worth, TX. Riepe grew up in St. Louis, and...
Brian Riedel

Athletic Trainer

Brian Riedel, 23, joined the Rivermen as Head Athletic Trainer in August 2017, becoming the second trainer in Peoria’s SPHL era. An employee of Midwest Orthopaedic Center, Brian graduated in May of 2017 from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he worked closely with the Pointers men’s hockey team. A native of Sun Prairie, WI, Riedel currently resides in Peoria, and is also a...
Brad Kupiec

Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations

Brad Kupiec enters his third season in pro hockey as he handles play-by-play duties as well as media relations for the Rivermen again this year.   The 25-year-old native of Lockport, Illinois graduated from Eastern Illinois University in December 2014 and spent the following summer as a Broadcast & Media Assistant for the Peoria Chiefs baseball team. During his time at EIU, Brad spent three...
Michael Miles

Ticket Sales Executive

Michael Miles enters his first season with the Rivermen after joining the team in August 2017 as a Ticket Sales Executive, focusing on selling season, group, and single-game tickets. Michael graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in May of 2017 with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration. Prior to graduation, Michael served as a Ticket Sales & Service...
Kalah Anderson

Group Ticket Sales Executive

Kalah Anderson is entering her second season with Rivermen, transitioning from Gameday Operations Intern to a Group Ticket Sales Executive this season.    Kalah is excited to be back this season and is looking forward to bringing various new groups out to Rivermen games, and she hopes to build and grow our G.O.A.L.S Assemblies and a new reading incentive program.     Kalah is a senior at...