S.C. - Charleston RiverDogs
assistant general manager Jim Pfander, who has handled the wacky and wild
promotions for the past six years, has accepted a position as the Executive Vice
President & Chief Operating Officer of the Akron Aeros, the AA affiliate of
the Cleveland Indians.
(RiverDogs President) Mike Veeck, (Owner) Marv Goldklang, (General Manager) Dave
Echols and the rest of the Charleston staff for affording me this
opportunity to return home and lead the Akron Aeros," said Pfander. "The
RiverDogs' organization is a class-act and I look forward to infusing the fun
and excitement at Riley Park to Canal
Park in Akron. My family and I will miss
the RiverDogs family of fans, season ticket holders and sponsors, but we look
forward to the opportunities ahead."
be a homecoming of sorts for Pfander, an Akron, Ohio
native, who originally joined the RiverDogs' organization as Director of
Promotions in 2005 before his promotion to Assistant General Manager prior to
the 2007 season.
been a valuable member of the RiverDogs staff since his arrival, and his work
ethic and track record speak for themselves," said Echols, who also worked with
Pfander during his stint with the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League from
2003-04. "He has worked hard and is definitely deserving of taking this
step in his career, and while he'll certainly be missed here, he will be an
immediate asset to the Akron organization and community."
graduate of Archbishop Hoban High
School in Akron, Pfander attended
University, earning his
degree in broadcast journalism in 2000.
past 11 seasons, Pfander has immersed himself in the world of professional
baseball, serving in a bevy of capacities. He was the broadcasting and
special events intern for his beloved Cleveland Indians before pinning down his
first full-time position as the Director of Promotions & Sponsorships with
the Spokane Indians of the Northwest League in 2001.
then moved on to Brockton in 2003 as the team's
Director of Promotions & Merchandise, where he honed his craft upon coming
Aeros play in the Eastern League and have captured league championships in 2003,
2005 and 2009.
indicated that a national search for a replacement is underway.
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