VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND BROADCASTING
Michael Altieri is in his 17th season with the Kings, and has held numerous positions in the areas of public relations, broadcasting and media relations since joining the organization in 1995. Currently serving as vice president, communications and content, Altieri’s responsibilities include managing Kings communications and media relations efforts, all Kings broadcasting partnerships including Fox Sports West and KTLK AM1150, and the creation and development of all content for LAKings.com and Kings Vision. In addition, Altieri is actively involved in the development of all business operations collateral and the management of the Kings organizational brand identity. He also directs all internal communications, assists in the day-to-day business operations of all departments as it relates to club revenues and serves as the corporate spokesperson for the Kings organization.
A member of the NHL’s Communications Advisory Board, Altieri joined the organization in 1995 as a media relations assistant, which eventually led to him serving as the Kings primary media contact from 1996-2007. During this time, Altieri led the Kings media relations efforts, highlighted by the team’s move to STAPLES Center in October, 1999 and the organization’s hosting of the 2002 NHL All Star Weekend. He was named to his current position prior to the start of the 2003-04 season and while continuing to oversee the Kings Communications and Broadcasting departments, he has led the Kings efforts in the creation of an internal video and content production department to not only support the Kings popular on-line video platform – Kings Vision – but also to develop content for all Kings business entities.
In addition, Altieri was actively involved in the hiring of LAKings.com beat reporter, Rich Hammond and the launch of Hammond’s popular blog – LAKingsinsider.com. During this time, Kings website traffic statistics have grown annually, highlighted by record traffic numbers in 2010-11 as it relates to unique visitors, page views and average time spent.
Prior to the Kings, Altieri served as Director of Public Relations for Forum Sports, Inc. (1993-95), where he promoted special events including professional roller hockey, indoor soccer and professional tennis and volleyball exhibitions. He also served as a Public Relations Assistant for the Lakers from 1992-95.
He resides in Holly Glen with his wife Milli and son Gabriel.