Three front-office promotions and a hire were announced by Hooks GM Michael Wood.
Former Hooks catcher Jeff Mackor, 34, who played for Corpus Christi in 2007, is the new director of season ticket sales. Mackor joined the Hooks sales staff in 2008 as an account executive, managing season-ticket, corporate and group business. A 2002 15th-round draft pick, he spent six seasons as a player in the Astros organization. Mackor is a Boston College graduate and two-time All-Big East selection who hit .314 with 20 home runs and 124 RBIs for the Eagles from 1999-2002.
Danielle Norris-O’Toole, 28, has been promoted to manager of ticket operations. Since 2012, the Texas A&M graduate has worked in Hooks customer service and ticketing entry-level and management positions at Whataburger Field. In her new role, Norris-O’Toole administers all box office management and ticketing functions.
Brad Crabtree is the Hooks’ new manager of customer service. Crabtree, 24, spent 2014 as game day staff coordinator. He also has Hooks experience in ticket sales. Moving forward, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi graduate has oversight of the game day customer experience.
Wood also announced the addition of account executive Zach Kaddatz, 28. Kaddatz is a Texas State graduate who’s gained sports industry experience with the Astros and Chicago Blackhawks.
The Frederick Keys announced two staff additions and one promotion. Elizabeth Wenger has been promoted from Office Manager to Sponsorship Account Manager. Meanwhile, Taylor Fisher and Kaitlyn Bobbitt have joined the full-time Keys staff. Fisher has also been hired as a Sponsorship Account Manager while Bobbitt takes over as Office Manager.
Wenger returns to the sponsorship department after serving as the club’s Sponsorship Assistant at the beginning of 2014. She was promoted to Office Manager in early May. A graduate of Robert Morris University, Wenger received her MBA from Mount St. Mary’s in 2013.
Added to the Keys staff in November, Fisher comes to Frederick after spending the 2014 season as the General Manager for the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England. Prior to that, he interned for the FCBL’s North Shore Navigators. Fisher received his Masters in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University in 2013 and his Bachelor’s Degree from Bentley University in 2011.
A recent graduate of Mount St. Mary’s, Bobbitt received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. At the Mount, she was a four-year member of the softball team. Originally from Greencastle, PA, Bobbitt is a US Air Force Reservist.