Michael Schulman serves as Chairman of the Board of
Anaheim Arena Management (AAM), Chief Executive
Officer of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club (ADHC),
Chairman of the Board of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation
and serves on the board of NHL Enterprises. He is also an Alternate Governor for the NHL
Board of Governors.
Schulman is Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club (SDG) and the
Alternate Governor for the AHL Board of Governors. In addition, he is Managing Director
of H&S Ventures, the entity that manages the Samueli Family Office. Schulman reports
directly to owners Dr. Henry Samueli and Susan Samueli, and is responsible for managing
and long-term planning of their profit and nonprofit entities.
Schulman was the lead negotiator on behalf of the Samueli family in the acquisition
of the Honda Center management agreement from the bankruptcy court and the City of
Anaheim. He acts as liaison between the Samueli family and AAM management and
supervises all financial, legal and charitable decisions of the arena. He also acts as liaison
with the other partners of AAM and the City of Anaheim. In addition, Schulman oversees
all long-term capital projects, including the 57 Freeway Marquee, two 360° LED rings,
revamping of the video room, new scoreboard and sound system, and remodeling of the
company offices and locker rooms.
Schulman also represented the Samueli family in purchase negotiations with Disney
for the Anaheim Ducks, and in qualifying the Samueli family for the purchase of the team
with the NHL.
Schulman was also involved with the family in changing the team name and logo, and
forming the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. Schulman led the negotiation with the American
Hockey League (AHL) in forming the new AHL Pacific Division along with four other NHL
teams. He was the lead negotiator in purchasing the Norfolk AHL team and moving the
team to San Diego. He also formed the San Diego Gulls Foundation.
He is responsible for developing additional ice and inline rinks in the Orange County
area and was instrumental in the purchase of several ice and inline rinks, including
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Irvine, Corona and Huntington Beach inline rinks, and Westminster, Yorba Linda and
Lakewood ice rinks. Schulman is the Chairman of THE RINKS Program and oversees its
development, including the advancement of the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey
League, California State Championship and the Learn to Play Hockey Program. Schulman
spent over 10 years working with the City of Irvine in developing the Irvine Ice & Sports
Complex and forming the Irvine Ice Foundation, which will be responsible for the building
of the complex.
Schulman’s role at H&S Ventures is multi-faceted. He is the Managing Director of
the family office, which oversees all of the family’s profit and nonprofit operations. H&S
Ventures serves as the manager of AAM, ADHC, SDG as well as a number of other
business entities in which the Samuelis are involved. Schulman was a founding member,
and is a past board member, of the Santa Clara Institute of Sports Law and Ethics and
the USC Sports Business Institute (SBI) Advisory Council.
Schulman serves on the boards of AAM, ADHC, Anaheim Sports Holdings, Anaheim
Ducks Foundation, HS Hockey Development, San Diego Gulls Hockey Club and ECH 2101.
He is also a current member of the board of the Telluride Ski and Golf Company.
Schulman also serves on many nonprofit boards. He has been a member of the
University of California, Irvine Foundation Board since 1991. He was one of the founding
members and past chair of the UCI Planned Giving Leadership Council. Schulman serves
on the boards of the Samueli Foundation, Samueli Institute, the Orange County Jewish
Campus, Anaheim Ducks Foundation and San Diego Gulls Foundation.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of California, Berkeley,
Schulman went on to the University of Santa Clara Law School. In addition, Schulman
studied economics for one year at the University of Leeds in England.
Following law school, he was hired as a full-time law professor at the University of
Southern California, after which he was a practicing attorney for a number of years and
a partner with the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery.
A native of California, Michael and his wife, Sherry, reside in Laguna Beach and have
four children: Annie, Danielle, Bryant and Natasha.
Chairman of the Board, Anaheim Arena Management, LLC
Chief Executive Officer, Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC
Managing Director, H&S Ventures, LLC
Tim Ryan is in his 14th season as Executive Vice
President/Chief Operating Officer for the Anaheim
Ducks. Over the last 13 years, he has successfully
led the Ducks business efforts to record growth, while
initiating numerous community, fan-friendly and youth
hockey programs that have increased the popularity of the sport in the Southern
Ryan has served more than 26 years at Honda Center and has more than 40 years in
arena management and event creation experience. In addition to his duties with the NHL
club, he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Anaheim Arena Management,
LLC (AAM), the management company of Honda Center. In his role, Ryan oversees one of
the premier entertainment and sports venues in the world. Over the years, Honda Center
has repeatedly ranked among the top 10 arenas in the world for annual live entertainment.
Ryan has also led significant efforts to upgrade Honda Center, assuring it remains
one of the world’s top-of-the-line sports and entertainment venues, while continuing to
elevate the live game experience. In the fall of 2017, the arena’s South Entrance was
expanded to add 10,000 square-feet of gathering space and new and innovative food
& beverage concepts, including the building’s first in-the-round bar with 14 points of
service. Ryan’s philosophy of continual venue upgrades continues this season, as work is
underway to replace seats in the arena, with the first phase completed over the summer.
Through strategic planning, creative business development and event production,
Ryan ensures Honda Center is consistently booked with the world’s top names in live
entertainment and world-class sporting events. Throughout 2018, the venue hosted acts
such as Depeche Mode, P!NK, Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton, Sam Smith, Shakira, J.
Cole, and more. Additionally, Honda Center’s 2019 calendar is already shaping up to be
an impressive show of events with Panic! At The Disco, Elton John, NCAA Basketball
West Regional, and the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships set to take
place. Since 1993, more than 39 million people have been entertained at Honda Center,
enjoying more than 4,000 events.
As Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the Anaheim Ducks, Ryan
oversees all business operations of the professional hockey team. He assumed his
current dual roles on June 20, 2005 when the Ducks were purchased by Dr. Henry and
Susan Samueli, owners of AAM.
In 2018, the Ducks were named a finalist for Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year
by ESPN. The award “represents a sports club/team that demonstrates how teamwork
can create a measurable impact on a community or cause.” The club has also been
continually recognized by ESPN The Magazine in its annual “Ultimate Standings”
edition for successes both on and off the ice. The magazine has recognized the Ducks
as a top franchise among 122 professional sports teams (NHL, NFL, MLB & NBA),
ranking in the top eight three times in five seasons. In August 2016, J.D. Power also
recognized the Ducks as the top franchise in Southern California with respect to overall
Ryan has spearheaded several initiatives in conjunction with the Samuelis, including
charitable programs that support over 250 nonprofit organizations annually, a team
foundation that supports the community in the areas of education, youth hockey and
health and wellness, and an expanded grassroots marketing program. Funded by
the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation and
Education), the club’s education-based youth hockey program has reached nearly
400,000 school children since 2005. The Ducks also have a 7,000-member Kids Club,
the largest in the NHL.
In 1992, after a long career at the Long Beach Arena, Ryan joined the then-Arrowhead
Pond of Anaheim (operated by Ogden Facility Management) as Assistant General
Manager. He was promoted to General Manager in 1998 and was named Pollstar
Magazine “Facility Executive of the Year” for 2001. During that time, Ryan was also
charged with overseeing a number of other Ogden facilities and served as a consultant
on various major entertainment projects. Near the end of 2003, the management contract
for the arena was purchased by AAM, and Ryan was named President/CEO of both the
company and the arena.
Ryan is active in both the entertainment industry and in the local community. He
serves on the boards of several nonprofit groups, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Orange County, Orange County Sports Council, Los Angeles Sports Council, Orangewood
Foundation, and the Stars and Stripes Tournament.
Ryan graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1979 with a bachelor’s
degree in Finance. He lives with his wife, Michele, in Huntington Beach and enjoys golf,
fly-fishing and travel.
Tim Rya n
President/Chief Executive Officer, Anaheim Arena Management, LLC
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC