Organization fortifies front office staff in preparation for 50th Season in 2018
PAPILLION, NE - The Omaha Storm Chasers are excited to announce a number of front office promotions and additions as the organization builds up to the 50th Season in franchise history in 2018. Among the changes are a new Assistant General Manager, as well as the promotions of four 2017 seasonal associates to full-time roles.
"We are very excited to welcome staff members into new and exciting roles," said Omaha Storm Chasers President and General Manager Martie Cordaro. "We have an experienced staff in place as we prepare for one of the biggest seasons in franchise history with our 50th campaign upcoming in 2018."
Promotions in the Sales Department include naming Sean Olson as Assistant General Manager of Sales, joining Laurie Schlender and Andrea Bedore in serving as Assistant General Managers with the club. The 2017 season marked Olson's fourth full season as Director of Sales with the Storm Chasers. Keri Feyerherm has also been promoted to the role of Director of Human Resources and Administration after serving as Human Resources and Office Manager since 2015. In addition, Cody Stewart's role has been elevated to Client Services Manager after serving as Marketing and Sales Assistant during the 2017 campaign.
Cody Smoot and Kendall Hendrix have also been promoted to the roles of Group Sales Executive and Ticket Operations Assistant, respectively, after joining the organization prior to the 2017 season in the role of Ticket Operations Seasonal Associates. The Sales Department also welcomes new additions and Nebraska natives in Group Sales Executive Michael Herman, who spent the previous two seasons with the San Antonio Missions, and Sales Assistant Sara Howard.
The Marketing Department has also undergone several changes, including the promotion of Kaci Long to the role of Director of Marketing and Communications. Long's previous role with the organization was as Client Services Manager, with the 2017 season marking her eighth year with the Storm Chasers. Nick Sandberg's role has also been elevated to Mascot and Theme Night Manager after serving as the Storm Chasers' Mascot and Community Relations Seasonal Associate in 2017. After joining the organization as Sales and Promotions Seasonal Associate prior to 2017, Andrew Asbury has also been promoted to Marketing and Promotions Coordinator.
In addition, several of the front office staff's job titles have been updated. Noah Diercks will now serve as Director of Grounds and Scott Rowedder as the Grounds Manager, while Special Events Coordinator Kathleen Ezell will also assist in the team's community relations efforts as Special Events and Community Relations Coordinator. Kory Foster's role is Senior Ballpark Operations Assistant, with 2018 marking his fourth year in the organization, while Andrew Green will also take on additional social media duties as Media Operations Manager after serving the previous two seasons as Media Relations and Website Manager.
The Omaha Storm Chasers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Storm Chasers play at Werner Park in Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska. For more information please visit omahastormchasers.com and follow us on Twitter @omastormchasers and at facebook.com/omahastormchasers.
The Storm Chasers will host the Royals in an exhibition game, presented by SAC Federal Credit Union, at Werner Park on March 26, 2018 before beginning their 50th Season in franchise history on April 5, 2018 against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
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