Jenna Raizes has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Class AA; Eastern League), while Jon Laaser announced that he’s stepping away from his full-time job in media relations for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League).
In New Hampshire, Raizes is receiving a promotion from Executive Director of Marketing and Public Affairs, Raizes will become more involved in managing the day-to-day operations of the franchise, with a focus on the team’s efforts to utilize Northeast Delta Dental Stadium beyond 71 regularly-scheduled home games each season.
“This is the natural progression for Jenna with our team, and we couldn’t be happier to have her in this new role,” said Fisher Cats President and General Manager Rick Brenner. “Since day one, she has injected positive energy and creative ideas into our organization, and we are confident she will continue to create new ways for our fans to enjoy every experience at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.”
As the senior vice president and assistant general manager, Raizes will undertake a broader management role, overseeing various aspects of the Fisher Cats brand. She will spearhead efforts to bring more special events to the ballpark while ensuring that Fisher Cats games continue to provide affordable, family entertainment all spring and summer-long.
Additionally, the Weimar, Texas native will also continue to lead the community relations department and provide support for the Fisher Cats Foundation, which along with the Fisher Cats, has helped to provide more than $3.5 million in monetary and in-kind donations since 2006.
“I am excited to take on a new challenge at a place where I love to work every day,” Raizes said. “Our staff puts a lot of effort into making every experience as enjoyable and memorable for every fan who comes to our ballpark. I look forward to building new experiences for our fans while ensuring that are games stay fun and fresh.”
Raizes is entering her fourth season as a member of the Fisher Cats front office staff. She joined the club in a public affairs role in January 2012 before being promoted to her position in marketing and public affairs during her second season.
In Richmond, Laaser is relinquishing his full-time role with the Flying Squirrels. However, he will remain with the team as the broadcaster and will be focusing on broadcasting other sports year-round. Jay Burnham will assume the media relations role with the Flying Squirrels.