Executive Director, PBUC
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Justin was named Executive Director in January 2008 after joining PBUC as a Field Evaluator/Instructor in June of 2004. He guides a staff of 6 field evaluators and medical coordinator while ensuring qualified umpires are in place for all 16 domestic minor leagues. He works closely with Major League Baseball's Umpiring Department on a variety of issues including mechanics, rule interpretations, Arizona Fall League assignments and new hires. Justin is responsible for all personnel moves including the hiring, leave of absence and releases for 220 Minor League Umpires. During the year he coordinates all operational umpire meetings and deals directly with the AMLU on articles and policies contained within the Collective Bargaining Agreement to ensure they are adhered to by umpires, leagues and evaluation staff.
After graduating from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring, Klemm spent nine seasons as an umpire in the International, Eastern, Southern, Carolina, Midwest and New York-Penn Leagues. During his four years at the Triple-A level, he was awarded two Arizona Fall League invites and worked numerous regular season games at the Major League Level. Justin spent two off-seasons umpiring in China and Australia in an effort to develop officiating skills in those countries. Klemm is a native of Cataumet, Massachusetts, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.