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Front Office Staff

 

 

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Front Office Staff

Bill Burke Chairman  

Bill Burke

In the spring of 1992, Dan Burke, then the President & CEO of Capital Cities, ABC, Inc. applied for one of two expansion franchises available at the Class AA level of Minor League Baseball. Dan's hope was to bring professional baseball back to Portland. Maine's largest city had been without a pro baseball franchise since the 1940's. One of thirteen applicants for the two franchises, Dan worked diligently to make his dream a reality. In October, 1992 Portland and New Haven were selected to join the Eastern League as new entries for the 1994 season. A sellout crowd greeted the Sea Dogs on April 18, 1994. In 2003, Dan was instrumental in bringing the Boston Red Sox to Portland as the Sea Dogs' new affiliate replacing the Florida Marlins. In 2006, the Sea Dogs captured their first Eastern League Championship. Since the teams' inception in 1994 more than seven million fans have enjoyed Sea Dogs' baseball at Hadlock Field. Dan passed away in October 2011. Today the Sea Dogs remain in the Burke family with Dan's son; Bill Burke serving as the team's Chairman and Dan's daughter; Sally McNamara serving as the team's Treasurer.


Sally McNamara Treasurer  

Sally McNamara

In the spring of 1992, Dan Burke, then the President & CEO of Capital Cities, ABC, Inc. applied for one of two expansion franchises available at the Class AA level of Minor League Baseball. Dan's hope was to bring professional baseball back to Portland. Maine's largest city had been without a pro baseball franchise since the 1940's. One of thirteen applicants for the two franchises, Dan worked diligently to make his dream a reality. In October, 1992 Portland and New Haven were selected to join the Eastern League as new entries for the 1994 season. A sellout crowd greeted the Sea Dogs on April 18, 1994. In 2003, Dan was instrumental in bringing the Boston Red Sox to Portland as the Sea Dogs' new affiliate replacing the Florida Marlins. In 2006, the Sea Dogs captured their first Eastern League Championship. Since the teams' inception in 1994 more than seven million fans have enjoyed Sea Dogs' baseball at Hadlock Field. Dan passed away in October 2011. Today the Sea Dogs remain in the Burke family with Dan's son; Bill Burke serving as the team's Chairman and Dan's daughter; Sally McNamara serving as the team's Treasurer.


Charlie Eshbach President

Charlie Eshbach

The 2017 season will be Charlie's 44th season in professional baseball. His baseball career began in 1974 with the Elmira Pioneers (NY-Penn League). In 1975 he joined the Bristol Red Sox, Boston's Double-A team in the Eastern League. Having served in the Eastern League since 1975, Eshbach is the longest serving active member of the league. Besides his time with Bristol and Portland, Eshbach served as General Manager of the Reading Phillies and served as Eastern League President for 11 years. In 1988, Charlie served as interim President of Minor League Baseball. Charlie, the Sea Dogs' first employee, has been with the club since its inception in the fall of 1992. While with the Sea Dogs he has been selected as the Eastern League Executive of the Year in 1978, 1994 and 2002. In 2013, he was honored as the "King of Baseball". Charlie and his wife Ann-Marie live in Falmouth and have two sons, Brian and Scott.

Email: ceshbach@seadogs.com


Geoff Iacuessa Executive Vice President & General Manager

Geoff Iacuessa

The 2017 season will be Geoff's seventh season as the Sea Dogs' Executive Vice President & General Manager and 17th season with the organization. He began his career with the team as an intern in 2001 and was hired as Director of Group Sales prior to the 2002 season. In 2004 Geoff became the Director of Sales and Promotions and after the 2006 season Geoff was promoted to Assistant General Manager for Sales and Promotions.

Geoff was honored as the 2015 Eastern League Executive of the Year. In 2011 he was named to the Portland Press Herald's "40 under 40" list, recognizing 40 local business leaders under the age of 40. Geoff is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in sport management. In addition to his work with the Sea Dogs, Geoff serves on the PeoplesChoice Credit Union Board of Directors, the Maine Children's Cancer Program Board of Directors, and the Portland Community Chamber's Economic Development & City Affairs Committee.

Geoff lives in South Portland with his wife Kristie and son Hudson.

Email: geoff@seadogs.com


John Kameisha Senior Vice President

John Kameisha

John was promoted to Senior Vice President at the end of the 2010 season. He has worked in baseball for the last 31 years. He joined the Sea Dogs in their inaugural season in 1994 as the Assistant General Manager and was promoted to Vice President in 2002. John and his wife Jennifer have two children; Daniel and Julia.

Email: john@seadogs.com


Jim Heffley Vice President/ Financial & Game Operations

Jim Heffley

Jim was promoted to Vice President at the end of the 2006 season. He began working with the Sea Dogs in 1994 at the beginning of their inaugural season. He anchored the Sea Dogs toboggan team to a historic last place finish at the 2007 National Championships in Camden (an accomplishment he's still quite proud of). In his free time he's been known to hang out at local bowling alleys and curling sheets (where he's been told he's one heckuva' sweeper…..though that might just be them being polite). He lives in Portland with his wife Kelli and his two children, Jack and Maggie.

Email: jheffley@seadogs.com


Chris Cameron Vice President/ Communications & Fan Experience

Chris Cameron

The 2017 season will be Cameron's 21st with the Portland Sea Dogs. He joined the organization as a part-time seasonal employee in 1996 and was hired full-time in January 1999 as the team's Ticket Office Manager. In 2005, he was named the Public Relations Director of the Year for all Minor League Sports by MinorLeagueNews.com. Cameron graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in Sport Management, where he was the recipient of the University's "Sport Management" award. Outside of the Sea Dogs he volunteers for STRIVE, where he serves on the "Steering Committee". Originally from Brunswick, Maine, he now resides in South Portland with his wife Sarah and dog Tilly.


Email: ccameron@seadogs.com

 


Dennis Meehan Assistant General Manager/ Sales

Dennis Meehan

The 2017 season will be Meehan's 13th working in professional sports and fifth season back with the Sea Dogs. He began his career in the sports industry as an intern with the Sea Dogs in 2003. Upon completion of his internship he was hired by the New Britain Rock Cats, where he spent four seasons as the teams' Director of Tickets & Corporate Sales. He joined the New Hampshire Fisher Cats organization in 2008 where he served as the Director of Ticket Sales.

In 2009, Meehan returned to his home state of Maine joining the Maine Red Claws staff. As a Senior Account Executive with the Red Claws, Meehan helped the organization sell out their first 48 home games over the course of two seasons.

In addition to his professional sports experience, Meehan worked at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Member Services.

Email: dmeehan@seadogs.com


Justin Phillips Director of Corporate Sales

Justin Phillips

Justin started working in sports as an intern for the Maine Red Claws in the teams' inaugural 2009-2010 season, running the game operations and the occasional on-court emcee. Graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 2010 with a B.S. in Marketing, Justin worked in sales for multiple industries around the greater Portland area. Wanting to get back into the sports industry, Justin jumped at the opportunity to work with the Sea Dogs, and will be entering his second year with the team.

Email: jphillips@seadogs.com


John Muzzy Account Manager- Sales

John Muzzy

Muzzy began working for the Portland Sea Dogs in January of 2016. Originally from Greenville, he graduated from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut in the spring of 2013. Upon graduation Muzzy worked for PAN Communications in Boston before choosing to return to Maine where he became an Account Executive for TownSquare Media in Bangor. In the fall of 2014 he moved to Portland to join the team at Kemp Goldberg Partners prior to becoming a member of the Sea Dogs Organization.

Email: jmuzzy@seadogs.com


Bryan Pahigian Ticket Office Manager

Bryan Pahigian

Bryan started working with the Portland Sea Dogs at the start of the 2012 season as a part-time Ticket Office associate. While completing his internship with the Sea Dogs during the 2015 season, Bryan was able to graduate with his B.S. in Sports Management from the University of Southern Maine. During his time at the University of Southern Maine, Bryan was the President of the Sports Management Club during his Junior year and still continually works to enhance the program post-graduation. Bryan has been the Ticket Office Manager since the start of the 2016 season and looks to begin his 6th season with the Sea Dogs.

Bryan has been a New England native for his entire life and currently lives in Cumberland with his wife Tia.



Email: bpahigian@seadogs.com


Allison Casiles Assistant Ticket Office Manager

Allison Casiles

Allison joined the Portland Sea Dogs in October of 2016. A Cape Cod native, Allison earned her B.A in Biological Psychology from University of Maine in 2011 and then went on to earn her Master of Sports Leadership degree from Northeastern University in May of 2016. While earning her master's, Allison worked at Wheelock College as the athletic operations assistant and served as the assistant women's lacrosse coach at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In the summer of 2016, she moved to Maine to pursue a career in professional sports. Allison currently resides in Portland.



Email: acasiles@seadogs.com


Tim Jorn Mascot Coordinator & Community Relations

Tim Jorn

A Nebraska native, Tim earned his B.S. with majors in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2013 and then received his Master's in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in May of 2015. While in college and graduate school, Tim worked with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Omaha Mavericks athletic marketing departments. He has also worked in professional baseball for 7 years with the Lincoln Saltdogs for the 2010 - 2014 seasons, Omaha Storm Chasers (KC Royals Triple-A affiliate) for the 2015 season, and is going into his 2nd season with the Sea Dogs.



Email: tim@seadogs.com


Mike Antonellis Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations

Mike Antonellis

The 2017 season will be Mike's 13th season as the "Voice of the Sea Dogs." Prior to joining Portland, he spent his first season in Double-A working for the Erie SeaWolves of the Eastern League. He began his career in 1997 with the Potomac Cannons and has worked in Kane County, Syracuse and Utica.

Antonellis is the sideline reporter for UMass Football and hosts the UMass Insider Show every Monday during the off-season. His other play-by-play duties include UNE Basketball and Hockey.

 

Follow Mike on Twitter

Read his blog "Inside the Clubhouse"

Email: mantonellis@seadogs.com


Ted Seavey Director of Creative Services

Ted Seavey

Ted joins the Sea Dogs for his first season in 2017. A New Hampshire native, Ted graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2011 with a degree in Communication. He got his start in baseball as an intern with the NECBL's Lowell All-Americans in 2010. Ted joined the New Britain Rock Cats as an assistant in 2013, and served as the Director of Production & Creative Services for the Rock Cats and Hartford Yard Goats from 2014 to 2016.

When not at the ballpark, Ted enjoys golf, defending the wall, throwing strikes, and impressing scouts with his fastball.



Email: tseavey@seadogs.com


Mike Scorza Director of Food Service

Greg Moyes Assistant Director of Food Service

Rick Anderson Head Groundskeeper

Jason Cooke Assistant Groundskeeper

Mike Coziahr Home Clubhouse Manager

Game Day Staff

Dave McConnell Director of Game Day Operations & Head Usher  

Dave McConnell

Dave McConnell bio


Bob Mitchell Director of Security  

Bob Mitchell

bio


Thom Hinton Official Scorer  

Dave McConnell

bio


Paul Coughlin PA Announcer  

Dave McConnell

Dave McConnell bio


Tom Clifford Scoreboard Operator  

Dave McConnell

Dave McConnell bio