PRESS RELEASE – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are opening the new year with four recently added staff members, and two continuing staff in new positions, as the club prepares for the 2017 Southern League season and the first Jumbo Shrimp game at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Wednesday, April 12, at 7:05 p.m.
New to the Jumbo Shrimp front office team are Promotions and Special Events Manager David Ratz, Accounting Manager Teresa Lively-Hall, Corporate Partnership Account Executive Eric Turner, and Account Executive Taylor Boyle. In new positions are Box Office Manager Peter Ercey and Military Liaison and Account Executive Theresa Viets.
“We are excited to welcome staff with diverse talents and experience to our front office, while also broadening our community connections and impact with staff in new roles,” said Jumbo Shrimp General Manager Harold Craw. “Most importantly, the entire Jumbo Shrimp staff is committed to excellent customer service and bringing affordable family fun for Northeast Florida.”
David Ratz is the new Jumbo Shrimp Promotions and Special Events Manager. The Atlanta native brings 13 years of experience in radio promotions and events, producing everything from concerts to golf tournaments.
Teresa Lively-Hall became the Jumbo Shrimp Accounting Manager in September. Born in Modesto, California, and having lived in nine states, she has 15 years of accounting experience, most recently with a nonprofit hospital in Mississippi.
Eric Turner, a Jacksonville native, joins the Jumbo Shrimp as a Corporate Partnership Account Executive after two years as the Marketing Events/Fan Service Coordinator for the Jacksonville Armada FC. He is a Fan Service Supervisor for game day experiences with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also worked four years with mentally challenged children and adults.
Taylor Boyle is the new Jumbo Shrimp Account Executive. He worked three years as a business development representative for the Winston-Salem Dash (North Carolina) of the Class-A Advanced Carolina League and worked for the Jacksonville Armada FC before joining the Jumbo Shrimp.
Two staff members have new roles in the Jumbo Shrimp front office.
Peter Ercey enters his second season with the team and first as Box Office Manager after a season as an Account Executive. A Coconut Creek, Florida, native, and a sports management graduate from the University of North Florida, he worked a season as Promotions Coordinator for the Inland Empire 66ers (San Bernardino, California) of the Class-A Advanced California League before returning to Jacksonville.
Theresa Viets, a Jacksonville native, has the new role of Military Liaison and Account Executive for her 11th season with the Jacksonville club. She was the Box Office Manager last season, as well as 2011 to 2014. She was the Director of Community Relations during the 2015 season, and she was the Executive Assistant and Receptionist from 2007 to 2011.