We have some personnel news to report from the Goldklang Group, as St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) assistant general manager Scott Bush is now the group’s senior vice president of business development. As part of that move, the Saints are promoting Tyson Jeffers to director of corporate sales.
While Bush will have a role with all of the Goldklang Group’s teams, his primary focus will be on the Charleston RiverDogs (Low A; Sally League). He is relocating to Charleston to take over the dual role as the RiverDogs vice president marketing and business development, making him instrumental in the development of the team’s new 6,000 square foot club level that is set to open next season.
“Scott has proven sales and leadership abilities, evidenced most recently with his impact on the wildly successful inaugural season at CHS Field,” said Goldklang Group President Jeff Goldklang. “We’re excited to bring Scott into the fold on a Group-wide basis, where each of our clubs will now benefit directly from his vast skill set.”
The 33-year-old Bush was a full time intern in 2004, following his junior year at the University of Minnesota. After graduating in 2005, he spent time in California working for the Fresno Grizzlies and the Stockton Ports. While in Stockton he oversaw the California-Carolina League All-Star Game. After proper seasoning in California, he returned to the Saints prior to the 2008 season.
Bush spent 2008-09 as the Director of Corporate Sales with the Saints, helping oversee a significant increase in corporate partnerships over that time. After leaving to pursue other career opportunities with the Minnesota Timberwolves and KSTC45, Bush returned for his third, and most recent, tenure with the Saints in 2012 in his current role as Assistant GM.
During the last four seasons Bush has handled the organization’s marketing and corporate sales departments. He helped implement “The Last Train to Midway” in 2014, “When the Saints Go Marching In” during the first year of CHS Field, and 2016s “Take Me Out With the Fun” marketing strategies. He also helped finalize the naming right’s partnership with CHS along with one of the more prominent Founding Partnership agreements with Treasure Island.
“Scott is one of the brightest, most creative individuals with whom I’ve had the opportunity to work,” said Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Derek Sharrer. “In his time with the Saints he’s proven to be a true professional; one who will leave us having had an impact on virtually every aspect of our ballclub. While he will be missed here in St. Paul, I’m as happy for him as I am for us that he is accepting this exciting opportunity within the family.
Current Ticket Sales Manager Tyson Jeffers has been promoted to Director of Corporate Sales, overseeing the sales staff and activation of all corporate partnerships. Jeffers has been with the Saints since 2013 and began as Corporate Sales Activation Manager before moving into his current role in 2014.
“I’m thrilled to see Tyson step into this leadership role,” said Sharrer. “In his time with the Saints he’s shown a tremendous work ethic and drive, along with a strong ability to develop relationships both inside and outside of the ballpark.”