Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown announced today that the Rockets have promoted Gretchen Sheirr to Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service. In her elevated role, Sheirr’s duties will include the development of creative sales strategies and service practices for customer retention and new business generation, supervision of the ticket sales and service staff, as well as the integration of all ticket related events and promotions. She will also become a member of the Senior Management Team.

“Gretchen has played an integral role within the Rockets Ticket Sales Department, which is reflective in the significant growth she has overseen in her time with the team,” said Brown. “We look forward to her leadership playing a great part in the future achievements of our organization.”

Sheirr, who is completing her ninth season with the Rockets, has served as Senior Director of Ticket Sales for the past six years. She joined the organization in July 2001 as a Season Ticket Account Executive and then spent two seasons developing the Rockets Inside-Sales Department before her promotion to Senior Director of Ticket Sales. Prior to the Rockets, Sheirr worked in indoor soccer with the Houston Hotshots and with Game Face Inc. in Portland, Oregon.

A native of Spring, Texas, Sheirr graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a degree in marketing. She was also a four-year letterwinner as a diver for LSU. She and her husband, Ken, live in The Woodlands with their twins, Jordan and Zachary.