We have personnel news to report from the Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie; Appalachian League), Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League), and Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League).
In Johnson City, Trey Gilreath has been named an account executive. Gilreath will replace Zac Clark, who accepted a position with the Asheville Tourists (Low A; Sally League) as sponsorship services manager.
“Trey is an individual that came highly recommended from our colleagues over at ETSU and we are thrilled to add him to our staff here in Johnson City,” added Cardinals GM Tyler Parsons. “He has an incredibly bright future and has already hit the ground running. I have no doubt he will be a great asset to our staff and he brings a relentless drive. We couldn’t happier to add someone of his character and skill level.”
Hailing from Bluff City, Tennessee, Gilreath is a graduate of Sullivan East High School and he played collegiate baseball at Virginia Intermont and Point University (GA) before transferring to East Tennessee State to finish his degree.
Prior to joining the Cardinals, Gilreath spent time with National Scouting Report as a Regional Scout, and was most recently working in External Relations with ETSU Athletics. With the Cardinals, Gilreath will handle corporate sales, on-field promotions and gameday staffing.
“It’s great being part of a championship organization. An organization where players like Yadier Molina started their Hall of Fame career,” said Gilreath. “Prior to my arrival the Cardinals generated a lot of momentum with attendance records and championships. I believe something special is being built here. It’s great for the community, and it’s a great time to be a Johnson City Cardinal!”
Gilreath also spent time with Velocity Sports in Bristol, TN and now resides in Bluff City.
In Pensacola, Tony Atchley has been appointed to the position of vice president of sales.
“We are very excited about the addition of Tony to our team,” said Jonathan Griffith, president of the Blue Wahoos. “This is a special year for us by hosting the Southern League All-Star Game so, it was important to us to find a group with a diverse background in sports. As our team continues to flourish in the community, it was important to fill this position with a talented individual.”
Tony Atchley joins the Blue Wahoos front office team as the vice president of sales. Having the great fortune of calling Pensacola home for nearly his entire life, Atchley is a career sales professional since 1982 having seen stops with global, national and local companies including Farmers Insurance, Siemens, ADP, Network Telephone and Digital Systems among others. A Pine Forest High School alumni, Atchley graduated from the University of West Florida bachelor’s degree in Accounting. This is Atchley’s second stint in professional baseball as he worked for the Pensacola Pelicans from 2003 to 2005 as CEO.
The RailRiders have announced several additions and promotions for their front office staff.
Chief Financial Officer/Controller: Scott A’Hara is originally from Downingtown, Pa. He was previously the assistant controller for the Redskins. A’Hara played four years of Division I baseball and one season of football at Hofstra, graduating in 2011.
Director of Community Relations: Jordan Maydole, a native of Wenatchee, Wash., spent the 2016 season as the community relations Intern for the Oakland Athletics. The UCLA graduate also worked with the athletics department of the University of San Francisco as a student tutor for men’s basketball, business operations graduate assistant, and academic services graduate assistant from 2015 – 2017.
Office Manager: Amy Miller joined the RailRiders in February. She graduated from Nanticoke Area in 2002 and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Wilkes University in 2009.
“The new additions to the RailRiders’ staff have given us strong new leaders to help this organization continue its growth,” said team president/ COO Josh Olerud. “To say the new titles and promotions are well deserved would be an understatement. Our leadership team is the driving force to our teams success and their hard work is paying off.”
Assistant General Manager of Baseball Operations added to his Vice President title: Curt Camoni originally joined SWB in 2005 as director of stadium operations. Prior to joining the team, he served 18 months as the Assistant Director of Football Operations for The University of Pennsylvania football team. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Management. He also graduated in 2004 with a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Temple University. While at the University of Scranton, Curt pitched for the Royals baseball team. Camoni is from Jessup, Pa.
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Services: Katie Beekman is from West Wyoming, Pa., and joined the SWB front office in 2010. Prior to joining the RailRiders, she served as the assistant general manager of business development and marketing for the State College Spikes. She spent the first ten years of her professional sports career with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, where she served as the vice president of business operations.
Vice President of Ticket Sales: Bob McClane has been with the SWB since 2008. He is a 2003 graduate of Scranton Prep where he was a member of the cross-country, wrestling, and track teams and a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing.
Director of Business Operations: Billy Steiner was raised in Tamaqua, Pa., and has been with SWB since 2009. Prior to working for the RailRiders, he worked as a graduate assistant and Business Consultant for the Small Business Development Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Senior Director of Graphic Design/ Corporate Services: Kristina Knight started with SWB since 2006. She is a 2001 graduate from Riverside Jr./Sr. High School and in 2005 earned a Bachelor Degree in Communication from Bloomsburg University.
Senior Director of Ticket Operations: Felicia Adamus hails from Erie, Pa. Prior to joining the RailRiders, she spent three and a half years with the Frederick Keys in the capacity of box office manager before and director of ticket operations. Adamus has also worked with her hometown Eries SeaWolves and the Lakewood BlueClaws.
Inside Sales Manager: Kelly Cusick has been with the RailRiders since 2010 as a customer service/sales representative. She is a 2003 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Business Finance. Cusick is a Scranton native.
Group Sales Manager: Mike Harvey, a Fleetville, Pa., native, joined the RailRiders in 2013 after graduating from Keystone College. He began his tenure as a ticket operations intern before joining the staff fulltime as a regional sales coordinator in 2014.
Corporate Services Manager: Noelle Richard originally joined the RailRiders in 2013 as a regional sales manager. Prior to her arrival in Moosic, she worked for the Lowell Spinners and in the television industry at ABC40/ FOX6 in Springfield, Mass., and WCTV.
Corporate Services Manager/ Director of Special Events: Gina Sorce grew up in Sparta, N.J. and graduated from the University of Scranton in 2015. She interned with both the New York Mets and New York Yankees in 2014. Before to rejoining the RailRiders, Gina served as a Business Development Coordinator for Seton Hall Sports Properties with Learfield Sports.
Director of Analytics/ Video and Website Manager: Victor Sweet was born in Niskayuna, N.Y. Prior to joining SWB In 2014, Sweet worked at WTEN-Channel 10 as an assignment editor and associate sports producer.