The Houston Astros are making changes to their business operations under owner and chairman Jim Crane, reassigning Reid Ryan to another position and appointing Jim’s son Jared Crane to a leadership post.
During the 2013 season, the Astros appointed Ryan to the position of president of business operations. He maintained that post until shifting into another position as part of the Astros’ reorganization of their business operations, which was announced Thursday.
As part of those moves, Ryan has been reassigned to the post of executive advisor, business relations. Meanwhile, Jared Crane will join the Astros to assist ownership in business operations. In their announcement, the Astros labeled the move as a way for Ryan to focus on other business ventures and remain with the team while giving Jared Crane a prominent role in the organization. More from the Houston Chronicle:
The team’s president of business operations since May 2013, Ryan was given a new title — Executive Adviser, Business Relations — in order to “have more opportunities to focus on his other business ventures while remaining an important part of the Astros organization.”
The son of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, Reid Ryan is the founder and CEO of the Astros’ affiliates at Class AA (Corpus Christi) and Class AAA (Round Rock)….
According to Jared Crane’s LinkedIn profile, his most recent job title was regional vice president, business development at Crane Worldwide Logistics. Jared obtained a bachelor’s degree in business from California Lutheran University in 2007 and worked various jobs at Champion Energy Service from 2002-08 — when his father was CEO and director of the company.
“I want to personally thank Reid for his contributions over the past seven seasons,” Jim Crane said in a press statement. “Reid has been a tremendous help in the business operations, and a great advocate for our fans, employees and partners. We look forward to his continued presence and support as we move forward. I am confident that our executive leadership team will continue to deliver on the great fan experience and customer service we have always been committed to.”
“Jim Crane has been a great owner for the city of Houston, and I thank him for the opportunity to lead the Houston Astros organization,” Ryan said in a statement. “Thank you to the many employees, fans, and partners that have supported this team during my tenure as president. Baseball is about bringing joy to people’s lives and I take pride in knowing that we have made so many memories for our fans. While my role has changed, I will remain with the Astros and look forward to another great season in 2020.”