We have personnel news to report from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League) and the Charleston RiverDogs (Low A; Sally League).
In Pensacola, the Blue Wahoos have announced that Nancy Berry will serve as a season ticket concierge manager. Berry joins the Blue Wahoos with 16 years of experience in the sports industry.
“Season ticket holders are important investors in any sports operations,” said Blue Wahoos co-owner Quint Studer. “We wanted to match their loyalty and commitment to the Blue Wahoos with world class service beyond the norm. We feel providing them with a concierge is one way to do so. Our goal was to attract a great concierge. Two Major League general managers recommended Nancy Berry and we are pleased she joined us.”
This position’s primary goal is to maintain relations with season ticket holders. Berry has worked with the Miami Marlins as executive assistant to the president of baseball operations and Tampa Bay Rays as assistant to the scouting director.
From making sure season ticket holder seats are ready and their food is great, this position will include a variety of special services before and after the game, as well as before, during and after the baseball season.
In Charleston, the RiverDogs have announced that Daniel Armas is joining their front office as a sales representative. The former Navy sailor begins his position immediately heading into the 2017 season.
A former Naval serviceman deployed for two tours in Iraq and Kuwait, Armas most recently worked as a Navy recruiter in Raleigh, N.C. where he gained experience identifying and processing new enlistees.
“Daniel is a self-motivated, driven professional and a great personality to add to our front office staff,” said RiverDogs president and general manager Dave Echols. “His leadership qualities from his time as a serviceman are evident, and he has the energy and personality to sell the excitement taking place at The Joe every night.”
During his tours of duty, the Longview, Tex. native was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn as an Operations Specialist in the Riverine Squadron 1 and Coastal Riverine Squadron 2. He was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and named Junior Sailor of the Quarter in 2013.
Armas will take over the position vacated by Alfonso Rogers who departed the club for another position. The RiverDogs ticket sales team last year saw crowds flow through the turnstiles in record numbers as the club welcomed over 293,000 fans for the first time in their history.