If it’s the offseason, it’s the time for front-office changes — and we have some for the Atlanta Braves, Camden RiverSharks (independent; Atlantic League) and Traverse City Beach Bums (independent; Frontier League).
In Atlanta, General Manager Frank Wren’s contract has been extended through 2014. Wren, the 13th general manager of the Braves, finished his fifth season as the Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager. He was named to his current post on October 11, 2007.
Bruce Manno, has been elevated from Braves Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development to Vice President and Assistant General Manager/Player Development. The 2012 season was Manno’s fifth with the Braves.
John Coppolella, previously the Braves Director of Professional Scouting has been named Assistant General Manager. He has been with the Braves through six seasons.
“These changes are a reflection of the good work and success of our Major League baseball team and the work of Frank and his senior staff,” said Braves President John Schuerholz.
In addition, the following restructuring has taken place on the Braves business side:
Paul Adams has been promoted from Senior Director of Ticket Sales to Vice President of Ticket Sales. Adams, who has been with the Braves since 1989, manages all aspects of Braves ticket sales including suites and premium seating and is responsible for the successful rollout of both SunTrust Club and Georgia’s Own Credit Union Club.
Jim Allen has been elevated from Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships to Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. Allen is responsible for all Braves corporate sponsorships including advertising sales for Braves radio. He has successfully raised the revenue associated with Braves sponsors over the last several years. Allen came to the Braves in November, 1993.
Gus Eurton has been promoted from Executive Director of Marketing to Vice President of Marketing. Eurton, who started with the Braves in May, 2004, is directly responsible for the management and oversight of the Braves overall marketing efforts including advertising, branding, community affairs and game entertainment. He also serves as the project manager for many of the Braves most significant special events including the 2011 and 2012 Civil Rights Game and the overall management of the Braves game day operations.
Eric Perestuk has been elevated to Vice President of Facility Operations from Director of Engineering. Perestuk is responsible for overseeing all construction, special projects and facility maintenance for Turner Field. He started with Turner Broadcasting in 1987 and came over to the Braves in 1996 to oversee the Olympic Stadium transition into Turner Field.
In Camden, Adam Lorber has been promoted to team president/general manager of the RiverSharks. He had been general manager. In addition, Lindsay Rosenberg has been promoted to assistant general manager, from group sales.
Jacob Greenhoe is the new director of ticketing for the Traverse City Beach Bums.
Born in Crystal, Michigan and a graduate of Lansing Community College, Greenhoe enters his fourth year in sports and third in baseball. Greenhoe started his career as a box office rep with the Lansing Lugnuts (Low Class A; Midwest League), then moved to the Michiana Fight League where he helped with sponsorships. In 2012, he decided to return to baseball and left for Georgia where he worked as box-office coordinator with the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League).
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