There is personnel news to report from the Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League), who have announced a series of promotions and new hires.
Bryan Webster will be promoted from director of stadium operations to assistant general manager of stadium operations. He will work with the Smokies as well as the Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie; Appalachian League), who are managed by Smokies owner Boyd Sports. This will be Webster’s 20th season with the Smokies.
“Bryan knows this facility better than anyone,” added team President and COO Chris Allen “He has shown a tremendous amount of leadership and work ethic. He has been there hand in hand with all of the renovations for the Smokies, as well as with the Johnson City Cardinals this past year.”
“I want to thank Boyd Sports for this opportunity,” stated Webster. “It is an honor to accept this promotion and I look forward to the challenges that my new role will provide.”
Webster has played a large role with the renovations for the Tennessee Smokies in recent years, and has also been a big asset in helping with the Johnson City Cardinals stadium since Boyd Sports took over management of the team last year.
He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and now lives in Strawberry Plains with his wife Rachel and their sons Jonathan and Patrick. He is originally from Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada.
The Smokies would also like to announce front office changes and new hires for the 2017 season. These new additions include Victoria Shillingsford as Sponsor Service Coordinator, Drew Gibby as Creative Services and Production Manager, Connor Pearce as Marketing and Media Relations Manager, and Corey Smart as a Corporate Sales Executive, who all served as trainees previously within the organization.
The club also added the promotions of Allie Crain to Community Relations and Promotions Manager, Josh Howe to Stadium Operations Manager, and Thomas Kappel to Senior Corporate Sales Executive.
The Smokies are also introducing a newcomer to the team with the hire of Shelby Carter, who will serve as an Account Executive. Shelby is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Sports Management at East Tennessee State University.