Jeff Ewing assumed the role of President of Prodigal LLC on October 2, 2014. In addition to operating OKC Energy FC and the Oklahoma City Barons AHL hockey franchise, Prodigal LLC co-promotes PBR (Professional Bull Riders) events in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, operates the Bricktown 4th Fest in downtown Oklahoma City and OKC’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and oversees the Prodigal Sports Group, which represents 15 of the best rodeo and bull riding athletes in the world as well as baseball athletes.
The Barons are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers. The AHL is a 30-team league that serves as the primary developmental affiliates for teams in the National Hockey League. OKC Energy FC plays in the USL PRO league. USL PRO is the strongest, best operated and most experienced North American men’s professional soccer league below and in support of MLS, both on and off the field.
Ewing joins the Prodigal staff after a lengthy career with the Bruno Event Team of Birmingham, Alabama working with their golf and motorsports divisions. Most recently as the vice president of the Bruno Event Team golf division, he served as the Championship Director of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National Golf Club. During that event, he managed the sales, marketing, volunteer and operational aspect of the event by developing and maintaining relationships with the United States Golf Association (USGA), the host club, governmental agencies, civic organizations, municipalities and sponsors. During his tenure with the Bruno Event Team, Ewing worked with a total of 13 USGA championship events, serving as Championship Director for two.
A 1999 graduate of Missouri Baptist University with degrees in Business and Sports Management, Ewing is an avid golfer, and also enjoys fishing, hunting, snow skiing and traveling.