SENIOR DIRECTOR, NEW MEDIA AND CREATIVE SERVICES
Adam Kempenaar is in his 13th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his third as Senior Director of New Media and Creative Services. Previously, Kempenaar served as the club’s Web Producer before being appointed Director of New Media and Creative Services in 2008.
Kempenaar oversees content for chicagoblackhawks.com and Blackhawks Magazine, along with Blackhawks Publishing projects, including the award-winning “One Goal II: The Inside Story of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks” and 2010 bestseller “One Goal Achieved.” Alongside “One Goal II,” he served as producer on the 2013 championship movie “17 Seconds,” which sold out multiple screenings in Chicagoland. Kempenaar is also responsible for Blackhawks TV video content and the club’s social media efforts, which earned “Best Brand Use of Twitter” recognition from technology site Mashable.com in 2009. The following year, the Blackhawks were finalists for Mashable’s “Must Follow Brand.”
Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Kempenaar was Creative Projects Coordinator for the media research and consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates. He holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Grinnell College. An Iowa native, Kempenaar and his wife, Sarah, have four children: Holden, Sophie, Quinn and Conor.