Keys Announce New Staff Hires, Promotions

Frederick Keys LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Frederick Keys are pleased to announce the hiring of two new staff members as well as several promotions.

Kari Collins has been elevated to Director of Stadium Operations. Originally from Iowa, Collins served as Stadium Operations Manager this past season. She has spent three seasons with the Keys, while she has also worked in stadium operations for minor league teams in Albuquerque, Charlotte and Omaha.

Ben Sealy has been promoted to Director of Ticket Operations. A graduate of Juniata College, the Seneca Falls, N.Y. native has been a member of the Keys staff since 2013, when he worked as a Box Office Assistant and Account Manager.

Doug Raftery becomes the team’s Director of Sponsorship after working as a Sponsorship Account Manager this past season. A 2012 graduate of Hood College, Raftery also served as one of the club’s radio voices, and will continue to broadcast Keys games in 2015. Prior to joining the organization, he spent two years with the Eau Claire Express in the collegiate Northwoods Baseball League as Director of Broadcasting and Media Sales.

The Keys are also pleased to announce that Chris Colletti and Casey O’Brien have joined the full-time staff as Group Sales Account Managers.

A recent Towson University graduate, O’Brien worked as a Marketing and Community Relations Assistant this past season. He hails from Kent Island, MD.

Colletti was also a member of this year’s seasonal staff, serving as a Marketing Assistant. In addition to his time with the Keys, he has worked for the Buffalo Bisons, a minor league baseball team in the International League. He graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2013.

Matt Miller continues as the team’s Director of Group Sales after being promoted into that role midseason. A member of the Keys staff since January 2010, the Virginian is a 2009 graduate of Lynchburg College.

Elizabeth Wenger was added to the full-time staff during the season, after beginning the year as a Sponsorship Assistant. She currently serves as the team’s Office Manager and will also continue her work in the sponsorship department. She is a graduate of Robert Morris University and Mount St. Mary’s.

Frederick kicks off its 2015 season against the Winston-Salem Dash on April 9 at Harry Grove Stadium. Keys ticket plans are now on sale, and fans can get ready for the upcoming season by calling the groups ticket office at 301-815-9939.

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