The Lowell Spinners (short season A; NY-Penn League) announced the hiring of Jarrod FitzGerald as the new Director of Creative Services, as well as promotions for Vice President/General Manager Tim Bawmann (now President/GM), Controller Priscilla Harbour (Vice President/Controller), Director of Group Sales Jon Healy (Vice President/Group Ticketing), Director of Facility Management Dan Beaulieu (Vice President, Facilities) and Media Relations Manager Jon Boswell (Director of Media Relations).
The promotions come after a season which saw the Spinners organization set a franchise record for attendance and receive the New York-Penn League nomination for Minor League Baseball’s Larry MacPhail Award for demonstrating the best promotional effort and community involvement.
“Our primary focus is on providing affordable family entertainment and a big part of that is the ‘Spinners family’ that makes it all happen,” said Spinners owner Drew Weber. “We have one of the best staffs in the industry and each staff member has certainly proven to be deserving of this recognition for their dedication to the organization. I am proud to honor their hard work, commitment and tireless effort they have committed to the successes of the Spinners in the Merrimack Valley community.”
Bawmann, a resident of Nashua, NH, joined the Spinners prior to the 2004 season as General Manager, extending the team’s sell-out streak to over 400 games while presiding over six attendance records. Under his leadership the Spinners have won numerous awards for excellence, twice earning the NYPL’s McPhail Award.
Healy, a resident of Pepperell, Mass., initially joined the Spinners staff as an intern in 2001. He has been instrumental in the Spinners success over the past decade as Director of Group Sales, during which the Spinners sold out over 410 straight games.
Harbour, recently named the New York-Penn League’s Joann Weber Female Executive of the Year, is a resident of Hudson, NH. Entering her 12th season with the Spinners, Harbour has applied her accounting and office management skills to overseeing each and every ballpark transaction during the summer months, as well as handling the complex accounting system throughout the year.
Beaulieu, of Westford, Mass., has been a member of the Spinners organization since the team’s inception. Originally a game-day employee, Beaulieu has served the previous 12 years as the Director of Stadium Operations. “Buddy” works tirelessly to ensure LeLacheur Park is as beautiful each day as it was the day it opened.
Boswell, a native of Woburn, Mass., originally joined the organization as an Administrative Intern in 2006 before joining the full-time staff in 2008. A graduate of Duquesne University, Boswell oversees the daily maintenance of LowellSpinners.com, all social media, media partnerships and how the organization is portrayed in public.
Joining the Spinners full-time staff, FitzGerald recently completed the Spinners internship program, serving as a Video Production intern during the 2010 season. A graduate of Fitchburg State College and native of Dracut, Mass., FitzGerald’s main responsibility will be handling the in-game video production and improving the fan experience at LeLacheur Park.
“Anytime you can hire a former intern for a full-time position it is a rewarding experience,” said Bawmann. “Having watched the dedication Jarrod put into everything he did and the creativity behind his projects we looked to create a position to utilize his talents.”
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