Tim BrownGENERAL MANAGER
David Van WagenenOFFICE MANAGER
Victor JacksonTEAM CHAPLAIN
Cameron IrvineDirector of Communications
Team owner Tommy Benizio spearheads the Revolution organization as the team’s CEO following a four year stint as the Indoor Football League’s first Commissioner. Over the course of his time as Commissioner the league grew in both strength and stability. Prior to being named Commissioner, Benizio was the owner and operator of both the Intense Football League and the Odessa Roughnecks for five seasons, winning Franchise of the Year and Executive of the Year awards for his work with the team. Benizio brings over two decades of experience in the operation of professional minor league sports franchises, getting his start in the early 1990’s as a player for the ECHL’s Roanoke Valley Rampage. Following his brief professional hockey career, he took a position in the front office of the ECHL’s Roanoke team. From that point on he worked hard at every position he held, while earning promotions through professional hockey teams in Dayton, OH, Baton Rouge, LA, Tucson, AZ, El Paso, TX, and Knoxville, TN. During his second stint with the team in Roanoke, Benizio served as a founding member of the af2 while operating both the hockey and football franchises. The dedicated professional continues to contribute to the success of the Revolution with great leadership and passion. He resides in downtown Dallas with his wife Jessica and daughter Giuliana.
Serving the Revolution as the team’s President, Charlie Hildbold oversees the teams entire day to day operations. Hildbold broke into the sports business in 2005 as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates front office. As a member of the Outbound Ticket Sales Department, Hildbold was one of the top sales people in the department and was hired on by the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL in September 2006 as a full-time Account Executive. In the spring of 2007, Hildbold joined the Columbus Catfish of the South Atlantic League, the single A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. After serving as the teams Ticket and Box Office Manager, and earning his first championship ring in the business he was hired by Tommy Benizio in Odessa as the Roughnecks Director of Marketing and Promotions.
Following two seasons in Odessa, including the 2008 season in which he won Game Operations of the Year, Hildbold moved on to Richmond, VA, where he launched the IFL’s Richmond Revolution franchise. The 2010 season saw the Revolution win the Franchise of the Year award and Media Relations of the Year award, following a 13-1 season. Hildbold moved to the Dallas area in March of 2012 following a brief stint in the IFL’s League Office as the Director of Team Services. Following the 2016 CIF season Charlie was named the League’s Executive of the Year. Charlie lives in McKinney with his beautiful wife Carolann, son Connor, and their two dogs, and is a die hard fan of all three Pittsburgh sports teams.
David Van Wagenen
As office manager, David Van Wagenen is in his first year with the Revolution as a full-time employee, but third season overall. Overseeing the books, appearance and donations requests, and intern operations he has developed a close relationship with schools and companies in Allen and the surrounding communities. David is a native Houstonian but married his high school sweetheart Lauren Van Wagenen after she graduated from SMU and now reside in lower Greenville. After David got his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Dallas, he worked for the Texas Rangers in the sales department as an account executive learning valuable skills while being one of the top performers in his group. Officially brought onto the staff in August of 2015, David was an intern for almost a year and a half learning all the different aspects of running a professional football team and using his past experiences to help the company grow. David is an avid fan of college football and loves being outside and spending time with his two boys William and Brooks. David is also smoking hot and has a hairy chest that would make Borat jealous.
Victor Jackson returns to the Revolution for his fourth season as the teams Chaplain. Jackson serves the Building the Kingdom Community Church in Cedar Hills, TX, where he has been for almost a decade. In addition to the Revs, Victor serves the Cedar Hill Police Department and the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (G.I.A.L.) as chaplain. Victor lives in Desoto with his wife Ramona, has four children and 2 grand-children.
Cameron Irvine joins the Revolution after starting his professional journalism career at age 16 as a sports writer, where he produced content for 10 years. Holding Sports Editor positions in college and most notably his previous job – the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung – Irvine is an award-winning writer and columnist.
Cameron moved into the Metroplex in July, and since has also found footing with Texas Wesleyan University serving as the play-by-play commentator for volleyball and women’s basketball, serves as color analyst for men’s basketball, produces in-game highlights and is introducing to the department motion graphics for broadcast and promotions.
Irvine also owns the Simulation Football League, starting the AI vs. AI video game strategy league in 2013 – the subject of the documentary “A New Frontier”, produced by an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker from Florida. The SFL allows anyone to join a team of coaches, owners, scouts and players – from all over the world – and work their way up the pro football latter, all while getting to watch their career unfold as if they are watching a NFL game. For the SFL, he oversees day-to-day operations; has done over 300 play-by-play live, online-streamed broadcasts; produces all still and motion graphics for the league; manages, designs and edits the website and its content and has grown the league to hundreds of followers and a profitable venture in just three and a half years.
Cameron lives in Denton, with his girlfriend Alexis, who is getting her doctorate in music performance.