The Burlington Bees (Low A; Midwest League) have made a new appointment to the General Manager post, promoting Kim Parker to the position. Parker has worked in all aspects of organization over the years, from selling programs to merchandise sales. She has been the Assistant General Manager for the past three seasons. Parker will be taking over the role her father, Chuck Brockett, held for 18 years.
“Chuck (my dad) and I, love baseball and we have a passion for the Bees,” Parker said. “It’s fitting to me that I follow in his footsteps.” “The Burlington Bees would like to thank Chuck for his 18 years of service for the organization. Chuck’s leadership and direction have led to significant improvements to the relationship between the Bees and Minor League Baseball as well as major improvements to Community Field. The Bees wish Chuck and his family the best moving forward.”
“I’m absolutely thrilled,” Parker said. “It has been a dream of mine for a few years now, to take over for my dad and be named the first female GM for the Bees. My husband and daughter couldn’t be happier, they love being here just as much as I do.” Parker was named the Midwest League, Rawlings Female Executive of the Year in 2015. The Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award is presented to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club, her league or to baseball.
Parker holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish both from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.