Front Office


President – Kelly Kasik

Kelly Kasik grew up in Silicon Valley where she went to school and started her Real Estate Career.   She recently moved to Colorado so her son can play hockey with the Colorado Thunderbirds organization. She has a business management degree from Menlo College and has been an active Real Estate Investor and Agent for the last 18 years.


Director Of Operations and Marketing – Kyle Cannillo

Kyle Cannillo joined the Steel in May 2022 as the organization’s first Director of Communications. Cannillo brings passion for broadcasting, content creation, and of course hockey. He was raised in New Jersey and attended Penn State University. There he was a lead play-by-play broadcaster for two Division I hockey teams calling games on both Big Ten Network Plus and his campus radio station. In college he’s called high profile events including the NFL Draft live from Las Vegas as well as the school’s biggest football and hockey games. He’s also called basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball. He has vast experience in social media, including internships with Showtime Sports and Paramount + in New York City plus MSG Networks covering the New Jersey Devils. He has also served roles as a production director for Penn State Athletics. His mission is to always make an impact and give people genuine experiences.


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Billet Coordinator – Melisa Strong

Melisa joined the Chippewa Steel in 2018 as a billet mom. After the inaugural season she took over as the Billet Coordinator. She has billeted many players over the last 4 seasons and looks forward to doing in for many years to come.  She enjoys getting to know the billet families, player families, and players each season. She has lived in Chippewa Falls for the last 8 years with her son Derek and husband Eric. Hockey is her favorite sport to watch. Her son Derek is a goalie and she has loved seeing the influence the Chippewa Steel players have on her son and the other youth hockey players in the community.
Phone: 715-491-3296