We have personnel news to report from the York Revolution (independent; Atlantic League) and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League).
In York, the Revolution have added five new members to its front office roster.
David Dicce returns to the Revs as its new operations manager. Zac Getz and Jordan Haidle have assumed newly created season ticket account executive positions to support the team’s various ticket plans, including the recently unveiled Ballpark Pass subscription option. Mark DeCarlo has joined the Revs as group sales assistant, and Mike Harboy has been named client services assistant.
The team’s former baseball operations assistant, Dicce is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in sport administration and minored in business. Before joining the Atlantic League champions, he served at Ashland Inc. and spent five years with the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program. He also interned in the New York University Athletic Department.
Getz comes to the Revolution from the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles, where he was a premium sales representative. A graduate of Lock Haven University, he studied sport administration and minored in coaching while interning in the Eagles’ Ticket and Fans Services department. He cites his days as a batboy with the Revs’ Atlantic League neighbors, the Lancaster Barnstormers, as the start of his sports career.
Haidle joins the Revolution after serving as a corporate trainer for Four Pillars Marketing in Columbus, OH. She graduated from Northwood University in Midland, MI, where she studied advertising and marketing. Her previous sports career credentials include positions as a box office intern for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Short Season A; NY-Penn League), a ticket operations representative for the Boston Red Sox spring training program in Ft. Myers, FL, and an account executive for the USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks.
Harboy attends York College of Pennsylvania and studies sport management, with minors in marketing and business administration. Originally from Vernon, NJ, he previously served at Kohler Distributing Company as a sales associate/merchandiser and as activities coordinator and members’ service representative at Minerals Resort and Spa.
DeCarlo is a sports management major from York College, interning with the Revolution to complete his degree. Hailing from upstate New York, he spent last summer interning with the Hudson Valley Renegades (Short Season A; NY-Penn League).
The RailRiders have announced 12 promotions and eight additions to their front office. Several longtime employees have added responsibilities ahead of the 2018 season, opening the way for new hires throughout each department.
Katie Beekman has been promoted to Vice President/ Assistant General Manager. Beekman joined the RailRiders staff in 2010 and has led the Marketing and Corporate Services department for the last seven years. Kristina Knight is now a Senior Director of Corporate Services & Design. Knight interned with the Red Barons in 2006 and joined the front office the following year. Barry Snyder has been elevated to a Senior Director of Promotions & Entertainment. He will lead the team’s promotional planning and efforts as well as serving as the primary on-field emcee during all home games. William Steiner will now serve as the club’s Director of Baseball & Business Operations. He joined the franchise in 2009 as a staff accountant after graduating from Wilkes University in 2007.
Kelly Cusick has been promoted to Senior Inside Sales Manager and will lead a staff of five employees driving season and single game ticket sales. Brian O’Shaugnessy and Joe Yudichak will both work under Cusick as Inside Sales Representatives. Stephanie Puckett will serve as the RailRiders Ticket Operations Manager. Noelle Richard has been promoted to a Senior Corporate Services Manager. Victor Sweet has been promoted to Director of Video Production while Jim Tunison has been elevated to Corporate Sales Manager. Amy Miller has been the Office Manager for the last year and will serve now as a Manager of the Foundation and Finance, covering aspects of both the Pinstripes Foundation and the front office.
“These internal promotions are the heart of what we do,” said Josh Olerud, the RailRiders Team President and General Manager. “We have many dedicated employees who have made our operation what it is today. Many of them have been with us for years and have helped develop a cohesion within our staff. They are all very deserving of the additional responsibilities that come with their advancement.”
Several new hires have been made over the off-season to boost various aspects of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders staff. Megan Jones joined the front office earlier this month and will be the Director of Marketing. Jones is from Scranton and graduated from Marywood University. Kerry Meyers works directly with Olerud and Tunison as a Corporate Partnership Executive. Meyers interned in the marketing department during the 2017 season after graduating from Penn State. Allie Bowen and Kat Sokirka have been hired to work in the corporate services department. Bowen is a recent graduate of Troy University while Sokirka, who will also handle social media for the club, is set to graduate from Bucknell in May. Nick Sharpe is the team’s new Fan Services Manager, having joined the staff in late 2017. Eric Grabowski, Ryan McGoff and Jordan Perrine were also recently hired and will work in a sales training capacity.
“The promotions within our staff created new opportunities,” Olerud added. “Every season presents a new challenge and I believe that these additions, including those locals that know our area and the newcomers to Northeastern Pennsylvania, will be able to hit the 2018 season head-on and impact our ballpark and community in a positive way.”