Dave Pawelek joined the Wolves in August as the senior director of strategic alliances. The 40-year-old Park Ridge native’s expertise lies in sales, marketing, promotions and coaching.
Pawelek oversees the business aspects of the group sales department. This includes building solid partnerships with businesses and charitable organizations, developing new revenue-generating opportunities and leading the sales team. His primary emphasis is on partnering with organizations that are focused on strengthening their brand awareness and/or fundraising.
Pawelek became a part of the Wolves organization after spending the previous year as a senior account executive for WGN Radio 720-AM, where he focused on building and maintaining partnerships with advertisers. Prior to that, he spent two years as the director of sales for Disney Vacation Club in Schaumburg and 10 years at Radio Disney Chicago and Milwaukee. He also served as the director of national partnerships for Health World Education, a non-profit business.
The Roosevelt University graduate lives in Bloomingdale, where you can find him barbecuing in the back yard with his wife, their two children and a pug.