Though the regular season ended yesterday, teams are already prepping for next year — like the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League), who are adding two new front-office members today.
The additions: new Assistant General Manager of Special Events Bridget Otten and new Finance Manager Dustin Miller.
“The River Bandits make outstanding customer service our top priority, and Bridget Otten and Dustin Miller are exactly the type of people who bring that to the Quad Cities community,” said team co-owner Dave Heller. “We are excited to have them as part of an outstanding front office leadership team.”
Otten, a native of Rock Island, Ill., brings 10 years of experience in event management, weddings, fundraising and sales. Most recently, she has been the Catering Manager at the Radisson Quad City Plaza in Davenport the past three years. As the assistant general manager of special events, Otten will oversee all special events at Modern Woodmen Park, working with clients, vendors and community partners on the weddings, parties, reunions, business meetings, seminars and many other events year-round at the ballpark.
“I am extremely grateful to Dave Heller, Stefanie Brown and the entire River Bandits organization for allowing me the opportunity to join what promises to be such a great team.” Otten said. “I look forward to showcasing the phenomenal attributes of special events at what has proven to be the Best Minor League Ballpark in America.”
Miller, a native of Elkhart, Ind., and graduate of St. Ambrose University, has worked 16 years in finance and accounting, most recently with Martin Engineering in Neponset, Ill. As the finance manager, Miller will manage all financial aspects of the River Bandits and Main Street Baseball.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work for a professional sports organization like the Quad Cities River Bandits, who are an important part of the Quad Cities community and provide fans with a fun and affordable entertainment option,” Miller said. “I am looking forward to joining the team and being part of the continued success and growth of the franchise.”
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