Gregory Hodges joined the UIC Athletic Staff in May of 2012, as the Director of Group Sales and Ticket Operations. Hodges has been working in ticket accounts for over 13 years and, brings a great deal of professional experience to the Flames Athletic Department.
Before accepting his current position with UIC, Hodges primarily worked for the Chicago White Sox since 1999. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's degree in communications, Hodges interned with the Chicago White Sox, working for guest services and Diamond Suite operations in 1999. As an intern, he began writing the day-of-game employee newsletter, he supervised and scheduled guest relations, and he trained over 2,000 day-of-game employees.
In 2000 and 2001, Hodges became an account executive for XFL Chicago Enforcers, where he sold season and group tickets, accumulating $150,000 in revenue for the company. He also assisted with promotional events, such as appearances at local venues to promote the team and ticket sales, and he conducted several game-day festivities for the fans.
In 2001, the Chicago White Sox offered him a position as their account executive in ticket services. Hodges was responsible for over 400 season and group ticket accounts, and he sold and renewed season and group ticket accounts generating an average of $1,280,000 in revenue per year.
In 2005, the White Sox promoted Hodges to the Senior Coordinator of Ticket Sales. His promotion required him to facilitate the client entertainment program and to assist account executives with problem resolution. Hodges also assisted management with projects and event planning for the 2005 World Series.
Hodges found himself receiving another promotion in 2008 as the Manager of Seasonal Sales Staff. He personally hired 11 people to the sales force, he facilitated day to day activity in the sales internship program, he acted as a liason between White Sox and DePaul University Sales Leadership Program, and he collaborated on various communications. Hodges worked for the Chicago White Sox until 2011.