We have some employee news from Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A East) and Kingsport Axemen (Appalachian League).
in Omaha Storm chasers She announced a series of front office appointments and promotions.
“New people mean new ideas and new experiences, and we should have a lot of them in 2022,” Vice President/General Manager Laurie Schlender He said via a press release. “We are all looking forward to experiencing 2022 differently as talented and experienced staff join us in the Omaha metro area. Our front office expansion shows our dedication to providing the best possible experience at Werner Park in 2022 and beyond, and we couldn’t be happier to see everyone here at 12 April on opening day.
Zach Zeller, who joined the organization in 2018 and served as group sales manager during the 2021 season, has been promoted to group sales manager. Under Zeller’s leadership, group sales management exceeded its 2021 sales targets by nearly five percent and retained nearly 95 percent of committed groups in 2020 before the canceled season. Ziler was named Member of the Year in the West O Chamber of Commerce Connect for the Omaha Suburban Rotary Board of Directors in 2021.
Marcos Sabata He joined the organization in January of 2022 as Director of Sales. Previously, he worked as a general manager for a company Jackson’s generals (Class AA, Southern League), Contributed to the 2018 and 2019 Southern League Championship seasons. Born in Genoa, Neb. , and grew up in Rising City, Neb. Garden City Wind (Independent; Pecos League), starting as Gameday coordinator before becoming the team’s general manager.
Bob Flannery He joined the Corporation in January 2022 as a Corporate Sales Executive after working at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an Accounts Executive at Huskers Athletic Partners. Flannery was previously Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Boys Hawks (Short Season A, Northwest League), being named Northwest League Executive of the Year in 2018. Flannery, born in Massachusetts, began working in minor league baseball in 1995. He was also the assistant director of athletics for marketing and promotion At the University of Nebraska – Omaha from 2005-2008.
Nina Sobotka He joined the organization in January as the team’s social media manager. Originally from Racine, Wiske, Sobotka graduated from Michigan State University in 2021 with a degree in Advertising Management and a minor in Public Relations and Sports Business Management.
Andrew Kuchera He joined the organization as a Sales and Marketing Assistant in November of 2021. Originally from St. Louis, Kochera served 13 years in the US Navy as a recruitment and law enforcement specialist.
Emily Haines Join the organization in November 2021 as the Fun Maker. Born in Lincoln and raised in Crete, Nebo, Hintz has spent the past four years as Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotion at Davidson College.
Jenna Kniss He joined the organization in November 2021 as a Community Relations Coordinator. She has previously trained at Savannah Bananas (Summer University; Coastal Plain League) and Pittsburgh Pirates. She has played synagogue softball at Kennesaw State University and Georgia Southern University, where she earned a degree in sports management in 2019. She also holds a graduate degree in sports philanthropy from George Washington University.
Jeremy Ramy He joined the organization in October 2021 as Director of Ticketing Operations and Customer Service. Previously, he worked in a similar role with Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Low-A Southeast), serving as Senior Director of Sales and later, Director of Sales and Box Office for the team.
Alex Cedar He joined the organization in August of 2021 as Graphic Design Coordinator. A Michigan native, Cedar previously spent three and a half years as director of Creative Services for the Great Loons (High-A Midwest).
Tyler Show He joined the organization in August of 2021 as Ballpark Operations Manager. A native of Omaha, Shaw previously worked for the Operations Division of the Kansas City Royals and Charles Schwab Field (then TD Ameritrade Park).
Lexi Gross He joined the organization in July 2021 as Video and Multimedia Coordinator after earning a degree in Digital Media Production from Fort Hays State University. Born in McCook, Nebraska, Gross had spent time as a radio producer, director and content creator for Tiger Media Network before joining Storm Chasers.
Skylar CloughAnd Ryan DuckettAnd Andrew Rosenau And Jordan Germ, who each worked at Seasonal Associates during the 2021 season, remain with the organization in new roles. Cloff is now the Box Office coordinator, Dukett is now the facilities maintenance coordinator, Rosenau is now the Game/Event Operations Assistant, and Yerem is the group’s customer services coordinator.
at Kingsport, Logan Davis He is the new general manager of X man.
Davis spent the previous season with Axmen as Assistant General Manager and Director of Operations. Before Louisville, Kentucky joined Boyd Sports, he was earning an MBA from Campbellsville University.
said Boyd, vice president of sports Jeremy Poehler Via The Staten Press. “Logan has done a fantastic job in his short stint with the team. What Logan has been able to achieve in such a short time, it makes perfect sense for us to promote him to General Manager. The future is bright here at Kingsport. We look forward to him leading the franchise.”
While attending Campbellsville University, located in Campbellsville, Kentucky, Davis was a member of the school’s baseball team. The bowler played five seasons, and led the club in appearances in his first season.
“I am very excited to be taking on the role of General Manager for Kingsport, and I am very grateful to Boyd Sports for giving me this wonderful opportunity,” said Davis. “I certainly owe a huge thank you to Axmen General Manager last year Steve Price as well; Steve has been a great example of a leader in this role and has been a huge help to me over the past few months. Baseball has been a huge part of my life for so long, and I am happy to continue to work at Such a wonderful field. With that being said, I am ready to learn more about and participate in the Kingsport community, and help build this wonderful community. 2022 will be a great year for Axmen!”