Some hirings to report in MiLB front offices for the Visalia Rawhide (High Class A; California League), Beloit Snappers (Low Class A; Midwest League) and Auburn Doubledays (short season A; NY-Penn League).
In Visalia, the Rawhide added five to the front office. Jill Webb, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee will be the team’s new Executive Assistant, with James Templeton of McMinnville, Oregon joining as Operations & Groundskeeping Assistant. Lori Samiani comes by way of Endicott, New York to become Operations Assistant and Food and Beverage Coordinator.
Two native Visalians will round out the 2014 Rawhide front office, as Jon Bueno becomes Community Relations Coordinator, and Heather Dominguez joins as Office Assistant. Both recently graduated from college; Bueno finished his studies at Azusa Pacific University, while Dominguez completed her degree at Cal State Northridge.
The Rawhide front office now has 13 members. With six female front office staffers, the Rawhide have the highest percentage of female staffers in the California League. The staff is also the youngest in the league.
In Beloit, Kelvin Long will serve as the Director of Ticket Operations and Seth Flolid will be the Snappers’ Director of Operations.
Long joins the Snappers after serving as a ticket consultant at Middle Tennessee State University for their football, baseball, and men and women’s basketball programs. Prior to joining Middle Tennessee State, Long worked for the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) as a ticketing assistant. He is a graduate of Northern Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Entertainment & Sports Promotion. Long is a native of Larsen, Wisconsin.
Flolid comes to Beloit from the Arkansas Travelers (Class AA; Texas League), where he served as a Stadium Operations Intern. Before working for the Travelers, he was an intern for the Duluth Huskies (summer collegiate; Northwoods League). Flolid graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato and is a native of Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Finally, Michael Voutsinas is the new GM of the Doubledays. A lifelong resident of Central New York, Voutsinas brings more than 15 years of experience in the field of sport administration to Auburn. He most recently held the position of Assistant General Manager/Director of Marketing & Promotions for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs of the International League.
“I am looking forward to this great opportunity,” Voutsinas said. “It has long been my career goal to become a Minor League Baseball General Manager and I am very excited to lead a team with a fan base as strong as the Auburn Doubledays.”
Voutsinas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from Northeastern University, where he also worked as a student assistant in the school’s athletic department. He went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Sport Administration from Canisius College.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the Auburn Doubledays,” said team President David Daum. “To have a General Manager with the experience and connections within Minor League Baseball that Mike has will surely benefit our organization and, more importantly, our fans.”
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