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Yakima's Own Named Woman Executive Of The Year

October 26, 2010 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

Yakima, Washington- Lauren Wombacher of the Yakima Bears has been named the Woman Executive of the Year for the Northwest League of Professional Baseball. The award is given annually to one woman in the league. It is for appreciation of the contribution to her City, The Northwest League, and Professional Baseball. The Yakima Bears have operated in Yakima for 21 years and this is the first time a woman from their staff has won this prestigious award. The award is nominated and voted on by peer teams in the Northwest League. Lauren will serve as the league's nominee for the Rawlings Woman of the Year that is given to one woman in all of Minor League Baseball.

Lauren began her career with the Bears as a game day employee during the 2003 season. She served two years as office manager and now serves as the Director of Merchandise. During the 2010 season, her responsibilities included creative services, brand management, website management, and management of the entire merchandise operation. Just like many employees in Minor League Baseball, Lauren wears many hats with her job.

"This is a great honor to win this award on behalf of the franchise", said Lauren Wombacher. "I take a lot of pride in the Yakima Bears so my job in managing our brand is a passion for me. It's a great feeling when our efforts are noticed by the rest of the league."

The award was announced last week at the annual fall meeting for the Northwest League held in Eugene, Oregon. Bears officials accepted a plaque on Lauren's behalf. She will again be recognized as the league's representative for Woman Executive of the Year at the Baseball Winter Meetings held the first week of December in Orlando, Florida.

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