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Cloutier new GM in Vermont

Nate Cloutier is the new general manager of the Vermont Lake Monsters; the team also made a slew of other personnel announcements.

Newly named Vermont Lake Monsters (short season; NY-Penn League) General Manager Nate Cloutier has completed the reorganizing of the team's front office staff, which now consists completely of "home grown" talent from the state of Vermont.

Joining the Lake Monsters front office are Kate Echo as Merchandise and Accounting Manager and Shelby Sorrentino as Director of Marketing and Promotions, while Steve Hennessey will continue as Director of Ticket Operations along with taking on more responsibility within the front office.

Echo, who resides in Shelburne and is a 2005 graduate of CVU, recently graduated from the University of Vermont in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has worked the past five summers as a bookkeeper for Lake Champlain Cruises and began working for the Lake Monsters during the 2009 season.

Sorrentino, a 2002 graduate of Colchester High School and 2007 graduate of Castleton State College with a degree in Sports Administration, spent a semester as a intern with the Vermont Frost Heaves in 2007 and recently worked for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League.

Hennessey, who has been the team's Director of Ticket Operations since 2008, is a 2004 graduate of Essex High School where he was a three-sport athlete in soccer, hockey and baseball. He played four years of soccer and two years of hockey at Western New England College where he graduated in 2008 with a degree in Sports Management.

"I am really excited for the 2010 season with the staff we have in place. Not only is it a great resource to have a Minor League Baseball team here in Vermont, but it provides an amazing opportunity for some home grown talent to become an integral part of the business community in this beautiful City and State of ours," said Cloutier, who himself graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1998 and the University of Vermont in 2002. 

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