Burlington Bees Expand Front Office

PRESS RELEASE – The Burlington Bees are proud to welcome two new members to the front office team: John Rodgers and Kim Brockett.

John Rodgers joins the staff with 15 years of Midwest League experience and will serve as the new Director of Sales/Radio Broadcaster for the Bees. Rodgers served as the Radio Broadcaster for the Cedar Rapids Kernels from 1996-2010. He was also a member of the Kernels sales team, and was the founder and director of the team’s Summer Reading Program.

“The Burlington Bees have established themselves as everyone’s hometown team in southeastern Iowa and western Illinois,” says Rodgers. “I look forward to helping them continue to create the most fun and memorable entertainment experience for all those who visit Community Field in the upcoming years.”

John is a 1980 graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, IL and holds a Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Springfield College. Previously, Rodgers served as Athletic Director at Costa Catholic School in Galesburg, IL (1980-1982) and Head Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Carleton College in Northfield, MN (1986-1992).

Kim Brockett will take over as the new Director of Group Outings, Ticketing, & Merchandising. Kim is no stranger to Community Field as she has worked as a game day staff member since 2000. She has worked in multiple aspects with the Bees over the years, anything from selling programs to working in the Souvenir Stand.

“Community Field has been like a second home to me,” says Brockett. “I’m excited about the opportunity and look forward to being a part of the staff.”

Kim is a 2011 graduate of Western Illinois University, with a Master’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management, Finance and International Business. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish from Western Illinois in 2008. During her college years, she worked as the Assistant Manager at Family Video in Macomb, and as the Graduate Assistant in the Office of Study Abroad at Western Illinois University

The 2012 schedule is now available. To get season tickets or set up your group outing, contact the Bees at (319) 754-5705 or log onto http://www.gobees.com.

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