Meet Our Staff
jason erkes , president
If you are up against team "El Presidente" that's Jason's team! Don't let the title fool you and he won't be offended if you demand a recount of the score. He's been President of the Sport and Social Club for over 7 years and loves what he does. His personal passion is more about politics than sports but he is happy to discuss anything so please go up if you see him and give him your thoughts - good or bad. Check out Jason featured in Crain's Chicago Magazine, his monthly column in Today's Chicago Women Magazine about sports & recreation and other press features about the Sport and Social Club.
chris hastings , vice president
The Sport and Social Club VP has been with the Club since '97 when he was an intern working Beach Volleyball at North Avenue Beach. One summer of playing in the sand and getting paid for it was enough to hook Chris on the idea of working in Coed Sports Leagues for a career - YES IT'S A FULL-TIME JOB! If you have suggestions about programming you'd like us to offer or improvements you would like to see give Chris a call or an e-mail.
brian irving , league manager
Resident "Bracketologist" and man behind the scenes. If you have signed up for or played in one of our leagues you have come across his artistry hand work in registration and scheduling. A member of the social club family since '96 he has seen and heard it all, so make sure and sign up on time. If you want to talk Blue Demon hoops or get a lunch recommendation he is your man.
gailin topper , marketing and events manager
Gailin’s position on the CSSC team is Marketing and Event Manager. She handles our marketing and special events, promotions, and social networking. You’ll see Gailin at all of our social events making sure that everyone’s having a great time. She’s excited to get to know all of you, so don’t be shy, say “hi” next time you see her. Whether on the dance floor or out on the field, she’s the one in stilettos!
Curtis Griffin , League Operations Manager
Curtis is your league man! He is a league coordinator along with Marko Milanovic and can be seen in pinstripes refereeing hoops during the week. If he's not on the courts he's out on the fields umpiring your leagues or hanging out at the sponsor bars! You can also find Curtis at most of the social events running around with a camera.
Marko Milanovic , League Operations Manager
As a member of the social club staff since 2002, Marko has been there and done that. If you haven’t seen him at your basketball, softball, dodgeball, kickball, or football league, then you certainly have seen him at one of our social events.As operations manager, Marko ensures that your league is being run properly. If there are any equipment problems at your league, shoot Marko an e-mail and let him have it!
Derek Jensen , League and Sports Development Coordinator
The resident Renaissance man in the office…he dabbles in events, marketing, web marketing, leagues, and operations. This former intern spent the better part of his college days as a letterman on the Loyola Rambler men’s volleyball team before bumping his way on to the official CSSC staff roster. Whether you want to know how to pick up your league shirts or who’s playing at Bonaroo he’s the one to hit up.
Shannon Peterson , Sponsorship Account Executive
Shannon is our go-to sponsorship gal! She is the one who arranges all of the cool sponsor activations you see onsite at your leagues as well as our big events. Feel free to reach out to Shannon if you want to get your brand involved with CSSC! She hails from STL so she had to slide this in… Go Cards!