Influential N.C. sports execs: Ken Lehner
Rocking the Rockers:
president, High Point Rockers
Past experience with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes and running his own sports marketing business made the Duke MBA an obvious choice to lead the new minor league baseball team. The Rockers sold out their seven corporate suites and hit 70% of the season-ticket goal before the $36 million BB&T Point ballpark opened in downtown High Point. The team was averaging 2,115 fans per game as of mid-August. The Rockers are part of the Atlantic League, which is independent of the official Minor League Baseball organization.