Jake McGhee is the first general manager of the new Kenosha team in the summer-collegiate Northwoods League, which begins play next season at historic Simmons Field.
“After a comprehensive search, we realized the best candidate to lead Kenosha’s newest team was an individual that we have worked closely with for the last three years,” Kenosha Baseball owner Conor Caloia said. “Jake McGhee has excelled in all aspects of our operation ranging from sales to management to community relations. He will be a great ambassador for Northwoods League baseball in the greater Kenosha area.”
McGhee has spent the last three years with the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League advancing through the organization. After starting as a seasonal operations manager, McGhee has worked with Madison’s corporate community the last two years consulting CEO’s and decision-makers on group outings and employee entertainment. He recently completed his second season as a Corporate Account Manager. McGhee has also overseen the Mallards game-day experience the last three years, supervising more than 70 fan experience ambassadors. He has also been involved in the Mallards field-maintenance operations, financial management and ballpark management. McGhee is a 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his bachelor degree in Finance and Spanish. He is originally from Hartland, WI.
“I’m looking forward to making Kenosha my new home and can’t wait to bring a great baseball product to this city,” said McGhee. “My experience in Madison has prepared me well for this and I can’t believe how fortunate I am to have this opportunity in such an outstanding community.”
McGhee was hired by the Kenosha Baseball ownership group of Steve Schmitt, Vern Stenman and Conor Caloia. The Kenosha Baseball ownership group also operates Northwoods League franchises in Madison and Wisconsin Rapids.
“The City of Kenosha will enjoy getting to know Jake,” said Kenosha Baseball Owner Vern Stenman. “Our business is all about fun. Jake’s energy and ability to work with people will drive the fun atmosphere that will define the fan experience at Simmons Field, starting in 2014.”
McGhee joins Kenosha Baseball’s Marketing Manager, Nick Heyerdahl, in the front office
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