Woodbridge, VA-The Potomac Nationals have made a pair of internal promotions from within their executive front office, and the club has hired a director of ticket operations from outside of the organization.
P-Nats Vice President/General Manager, Josh Olerud made the joint announcement.
Aaron Johnson, who served the team as Director of Stadium Operations during the 2013 season, has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage, and will oversee all concessions operations at Pfitzner Stadium.
Johnson will be working with Castle Foods to provide P-Nats fans the highest quality ballpark fare which will exemplify taste and creativity.
At their annual hot stove banquet held in January, the Potomac Nationals' food and beverage department will unveil five brand new, never-before-offered concessions items created especially for the upcoming 2014 season.
Johnson, 28, began his tenure with the P-Nats in 2012 as Stadium Operations Manager and was promoted to his former post in preparation for the 2013 campaign.
A product of Herndon, VA, Johnson graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in sports marketing after working inside of the GMU Athletics Department assisting in communications and media.
"Aaron has done an exceptional job in multiple roles with us since joining our staff two seasons ago. He's a great leader and works exceptionally well with others. Aaron has a bright future and we are confident he will excel in his new role," said Olerud.
Arthur Bouvier, IV has been elevated to Director of Stadium Operations after being brought into the P-Nats' fold for the 2013 season through a milestone hiring program specifically engineered to guide United States military members into the landscape of professional baseball.
The "Hire-A-Vet" program was in fact initiated with the hiring of Bouvier, IV, a United States Army veteran, as Stadium Operations Assistant.
In 2013, Bouvier, IV aided the Potomac Nationals as an all-utility manager troubleshooting in many aspects of stadium operation including ballpark maintenance, grounds crew, parking, press box, and security.
Bouvier, IV, 25, a native of Cade Cod, MA, served our country as an Army Sergeant, and also worked as a contractor in Afghanistan within the intelligence community.
"Arthur was a great addition to our team last season through our Hire-A-Vet program. In fact, he did such an outstanding job that we spent the second half of the 2013 season grooming him to be our next Stadium Operations Director. We are proud to have Arthur join our Potomac Nationals family, and he will have a very important role moving forward with regards to some of the additions to Pfitzner Stadium for 2014, and of course, assisting with our move into the new facility," said Olerud.
Brett Adams has been named Director of Ticket Operations for the Nationals after serving as an Account Executive with the Peoria Chiefs (Class-A, St. Louis Cardinals) in 2013.
Adams, 28, graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Sport Management.
The newest member of the P-Nats' front office started his professional baseball career in 2011 as a Merchandise and Operations intern with the Lancaster JetHawks (Class-A Advanced, Houston Astros) where he assisted in running the official team store, ballpark operations, and general sales.
Adams then took a Box Office internship with the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, San Francisco Giants) where he spent the 2012 season selling a variety of ticket packages before his endeavor with Peoria.
"Brett's passion for the game and maximizing fan enjoyment is a huge addition to our ticketing department. He prides himself on customer service, and I look forward to our fan base getting a chance to meet and interact with him," said Olerud.
Potomac Nationals Assistant General Manager, Zach Prehn, who directed ticket operations during the 2013 season, will now focus primarily on executing corporate partnerships and team branding, while overseeing the entire game presentation.
"We are extremely excited about our staff's growth and building off a tremendous 2013 season of Potomac Nationals Baseball," said Olerud.
Opening Day 2014 for the Potomac Nationals at home inside the confines of Pfitzner Stadium is slated for Tuesday, April 8th as the Nationals host the Lynchburg Hillcats (Atlanta Braves).
P-Nats fans may purchase 2014 season tickets and mini plans now by calling 703-590-2311 to speak to a Nationals ticket representative.
The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. P-Nats 2014 season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 season and beyond are available. Plan your corporate outing now for the 2014 season to see the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz as the P-Nats offer discounted group rates and all-inclusive picnic options. Visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket Office at 703-590-2311 for more information!