Jason Friedman Vice President, Premium Sales
After working for the Baltimore CFL Stallions in 1994 and 1995, Jason joined the Redskins in 1996. Although he was born in Roseville, California, Jason grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and has been a diehard Redskins fan since he can remember. Jason earned his B.A. in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts.
Rachel Engleson Director, Premium Client Services
Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Rachel has been a lifelong DC sports fan. She attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a B.A. in Communication in 2010. Rachel joined the Redskins in 2011 as a Customer Service Representative in the Ticket Office, and after her first season, transitioned to the Premium Club Team in early 2012 in her current position.
Michael Alfarano Director, Premium Sales
A native of Briarcliff Manor, New York, Michael relocated to work for the team he has been a fan of since he was child. Growing up a Redskins Fan in New York, Michael would always travel to see his team at FedExField. He attended Quinnipiac University graduating with a degree in Business Management, and continued on to earn his Masters of Business Administration. Michael joined the Washington Redskins Premium Club Team in 2010.
Ellen Greene Premium Client Services Coordinator
Growing up in Northern Virginia, Ellie has always been a fan of the Washington Redskins. She attended Ohio University, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. After being a collegiate cheerleader for four years, Ellie stepped off the sidelines to begin her career in sports with the Premium Club Team in 2013.
Sophia Alfred Senior Account Executive
A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, Sophia has been a Redskins fan all her life. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating with a dual B.S. in Kinesiology and Public and Community Health. She then obtained her Master’s in Public Relations/Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. Her love of the Redskins and football brought her to join the Premium Club Team in 2011.
Erika Schultz Senior Account Executive
Erika, a California native, is a born-and-bred football fan. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism in 2009. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Washington, D.C. to earn her Master’s in Sports Industry Management at Georgetown University, during which time she began cheering on her local sports teams. Erika joined the Redskins in 2012 as part of the Premium Sales team.
Jed Pilgrim Account Executive
Jed started with the Redskins in 2010 as an Account Representative. He then joined the Premium Team as an Account Executive in 2012. A Maryland native, Jed attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He frequently attended games at FedExField growing up, and enjoys working with this prestigious organization.
Brian Shenton Account Executive
Brian was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. His first memories of the Redskins are at RFK with his grandmother in the late ‘80s. The atmosphere and the fans at those games drew him in from the start. Brian graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in United States History in 2009. He got his start with the Redskins in 2010 and joined the Premium team in 2012.
Steven Briefel Account Executive
Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Steven has been a lifelong Redskins fan. He graduated from Elon University in North Carolina in 2011 with a B.S. in Sport and Event Management. Steven joined the Premium Team in June 2012 after starting with the Redskins as an Account Representative in 2011. He is excited to continue working for the team he grew up rooting for.
Matthew Kronzek Account Executive
Raised in Potomac, MD, Matthew grew up a diehard Redskins fan. He attended Winston Churchill High School, and went on to Florida State University where he played defense for the ice hockey team. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management in 2010. Matthew then went to work for the Orange Bowl Committee and later the Florida State Athletics department. Matthew joined the Washington Redskins in 2012 as an Account Executive.
John Arnone Account Executive
A native of Red Bank, NJ, John is a huge sports fan and grew up a diehard Georgetown basketball fan. John attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. His love of football brought him to the DC area. John joined the Premium Club Team in 2013.
Chris Fischer Account Executive
Chris joined the Premium Club Team as an Account Executive in spring of 2013. Born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, he quickly became a die-hard Redskins and Washington DC sports fan. He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and graduated with a B.S. in Sports Management in May of 2012. He is honored to be a part of this historic organization.
Ron Buckenmyer Account Executive
Ron joined the Washington Redskins as a member of the Premium Seating Department in 2013. Born and raised in Belvidere, New Jersey, Ron relocated to the nation’s capital to realize his dream and work in the NFL. Ron earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from Widener University in Philadelphia. He considers it an honor to work for one of the most storied franchises in the National Football League.
Jenny Tao Account Executive
Jenny grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a B.A. in Sports Management. After working in public relations and marketing in New York City, Jenny became an intern with the Redskins while earning her Master’s in Sport Industry Management at Georgetown University. She loves football and people, leading her to join the Premium Club Team in 2013.
Nicholas Armstrong Account Executive
Raised in Las Vegas, Nicholas is a lifelong football fan. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in Journalism Media Studies. After working for a minor league baseball team in Colorado, he relocated to Washington D.C. in January 2013 to be closer to family. Nicholas joined the Premium Club Team shortly thereafter in July 2013.
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