PRESS RELEASE – The Sugar Land Skeeters announced today that Jay Lucas, who possesses more than two decades of sports communications experience, has been named Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for the Skeeters organization. Jay Miller, President for the organization, made the announcement.
“We are excited to bring Jay on board with us and back to the Greater Houston area,” said Miller. “His exceeding baseball knowledge and experience with the local media make him a great addition to our organization.”
Lucas brings a wealth of marketing and communications experience, including nearly 20 years in Major League Baseball. He served as the Vice President of Communications for the Houston Astros (2003-2012) where he was responsible for all external and internal club communications.
Before joining the Astros, Lucas’s career as a professional communicator spanned 23 years in Southern California. He came to Houston from the now Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim where he served as director of publicity and broadcasting in 2002 and 2003, managing strategic communication plans for the marketing, broadcasting and community relations departments. Lucas began his Major League baseball career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988 (1988-1996). As director of publicity, he coordinated all public relations efforts for the organization and was in charge of all media relation’s activities. He has planned and executed media relation’s efforts for three World Series (1988, 2002, 2005), six League Championship Series (1988, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004 and 2005), the 2004 All-Star Game in Houston, and was the San Diego venue press chief for the World Baseball Classic in 2009. He also worked for Penske Motorsports and helped open the California Speedway in 1996.
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