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Berryman appointed new GM for Fire

October 11, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Louisville Fire News Release

LOUISVILLE, KY - The Louisville Fire Arena Football team announced Thursday the addition of sports entrepreneur Dave Berryman as the new General Manager.

With the goal of moving to the AFL, the Louisville Fire Arena Football team hired a wealth of professional sports experience in Dave Berryman. "Joining the Fire is a mutually beneficial move for me and the organization. I am excited about the opportunities the Fire has in Louisville working towards the AFL building on our past success" said Berryman about his move to Louisville. Berryman is eager to launch the 2008 Fire season focusing on selling out Freedom Hall which has been his expertise with other af2 teams and the East Coast Hockey League.

"Dave was on my radar a few years ago but the timing was not right for him to come to Louisville. Now that the pieces are falling into place with the new arena and us looking forward to the possibility of a move to the AFL, there could not have been a better time to bring him on board" said owner Will Wolford about the hiring of Dave Berryman.

In his professional career Berryman launched the af2 Arkansas Twisters averaging a record 13,000-plus fans per game and led the Wilkes-Barre Pioneers to two National Division first place standings, two Conference championships and one ArenaCup appearance. Berryman's AFL experience includes time with the Orlando Predators as the President/Chief Operating Officer. In 1996, he founded the Louisiana Ice Gators hockey team which led to him being recognized as the "Executive of the Year" for shattering the minor league hockey attendance record which still stands today. Berryman was also recognized as the Ernst and Young "Louisiana Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1997.

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