Alan Stein is stepping down as president of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and president/COO of the Lexington Legends (Low Class A; Sally League) at the end of a successful year that saw the opening of Werner Park and the successful rebranding of the team.
Martie Cordaro, VP/GM of the Storm Chasers, will assume the presidency of the franchise. For their efforts, they jointly received Executive of the Year honors in the 2011 Ballpark Digest Awards. In Lexington, Andy Shea will rise to the position of president/COO.
“It was the highlight of my baseball career to see Werner Park open this spring and to know Omaha would keep its Triple-A franchise long into the future,” Stein said. “I love this team and this community and I know I leave both in good hands with the management team now led by President and General Manager Martie Cordaro.”
Stein has been president of the team since 2006, when Bill Shea bought a controlling interest in the team, retaining Warren Buffett and Walter Scott as minority investors. Stein is also president/COO of the Lexington Legends (Low Class A; Sally League).
Stein has brought much of his own personality to the game. He took a pie in the face for local commercials, was honored as the 128th Face on the Barroom Floor at the Omaha Press Club, and greeted fans at the ballpark, calling many by name.
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