Kelsey Bannister

Kelsey Bannister

VP, Premium Sales & Service

Speaker Bio

Entering her 13th season in professional sports, Kelsey Bannister is currently the Vice President, Premium Sales & Service for the Milwaukee Bucks.  In her current role, Kelsey is responsible for driving revenue and retention for all premium products at Fiserv Forum including suites, lofts, premium loge tables, club lounges, and creating new and creative ways to drive revenue for the Bucks organization.


Previously, Kelsey worked for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment for 6 years serving as the Vice President of Premium Client Services and Director, Membership Services, responsible for overseeing all premium spaces and clients at Ball Arena and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Mammoth, and concerts.  Before her stint in Denver, Kelsey worked for the Houston Rockets in various roles for 6 years including, working on the events team, running point as the sales and services coordinator, and managing all premium accounts as a Premium Account Manager.


A native of Lubbock, Texas, Kelsey played volleyball at Baylor University where she received her undergrad in Marketing and her master’s in Sport Management.