Knights Announce Julie Klausner as New Partnership Marketing Director

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PITTSBURGH, August 30, 2021 – The Knights are proud to announce the hiring of Julie Klausner as the new Director of Partnership Marketing. Over her esteemed 20-year career, Klausner has worked for and with many successful professional sports organizations, including the Pittsburgh Penguins, Rahal Letterman Racing, and Major League Baseball, as well as collaborating with corporate clients like PNC, IBM, Shell, Toyota, Motorola, and more.

Now, she brings her strong expertise and skills in strategic marketing, business development, and event management to the Knights to help build the future of professional gaming in Pittsburgh and beyond.

As someone who shares my passion, vision, and mission to help build professional sports teams in the city of Pittsburgh, I’m thrilled to have Julie join our team to help the Knights grow and thrive—continuing to bring championships to the city, Knights president James O’Connor said.

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The Pittsburgh Knights are a global esports organization headquartered in Pittsburgh. Since launching in 2017, the Knights have focused on entertaining fans, sharing esports, and bringing people together. They solidified their spot in the City of Champions by partnering with six-time Super Bowl winners the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018. Since then, Pittsburgh-native and multi-platinum recording artist Wiz Khalifa has come on board as a strategic partner. Adding to their troop is Pittsburgh Penguins’ alternate captain Evgeni Malkin – 3-time Stanley Cup winner. To cap off their powerhouse group, they brought on Mexico City-based media fund MX LATAM in 2019. Officially recognized by Pittsburgh as a premier team, they have partnered with the most talented, innovative, and prestigious sports and entertainment industry leaders – both in the city and around the world.

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