The Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced the addition of former interns Jon Nally, Zach Haas, and Travis Hart to the full-time staff.
"We're thrilled to add Jon, Zach, and Travis to our full-time staff this season," said Fightin Phils General Manager Scott Hunsicker. "It really speaks to the success of our internship program that we were able to find three outstanding individuals that share the culture and work ethic we expect out of our front office. Zack and Travis both bring a tremendous energy to our newly-formed season ticket concierge team while Jon has proven to be outstanding when working with group leaders to ensure their group has a tremendous night at the ballpark that is easy for them to implement."
Nally comes to the Fightin Phils front office as Group Sales Manager after two seasons with the club as an intern. He will work in company with Director of Group Sales Jon Muldowney to sell and service groups in the three picnic areas and reserved seating.
A 2009 graduate of Wilson High School, Nally earned a B.S. in Sports Administration from Lock Haven University in 2013 where he also received experience in event management with the school's athletic department. He also formerly held the title of Chairman of the Board of Auditors in Spring Township. Nally currently resides in Shillington.
Haas will assume the role of Merchandising Manager following a stint with IMG and the Penn State Athletic Ticket Office. The 36-year old started with the Fightins as a group sales intern in 2013 where he also specialized in graphic arts. He will now manage the Mitchell & Ness Fightins Team Store in addition to serving on the club's season ticket concierge team.
Originally a science teacher in the Wilson School District from 2002 to 2012, Haas graduated from Arcadia University in 2000 with a B.S. in Behavioral Science and received his teaching certificate in 2002 from Alvernia. He received his Master's degree in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2011. A native of Pine Grove, Haas currently resides in West Lawn with his wife Meghan and three children Jackson, Mia, and Emerson.
A concessions operations intern last season, Hart will assist in the day-to-day operations of the food and beverage department as Concessions Manager while working as part of the season ticket concierge team. Hart began working with the franchise in 2005 as a game staff employee in concessions where he handled a variety of roles including the stocking and supervising of different stands.
The Exeter graduate attended West Chester University and graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He currently resides in Exeter.
With their hires, 15 of the 21 front office members were Fightin Phils interns before becoming full-time employees.
Season tickets, mini-plans, and group tickets for the 2014 season at FirstEnergy Stadium are available by visiting Fightins.com, calling the Fightin Phils Ticket Office at 610-370-BALL, or by visiting the Fightin Phils Ticket Office in person at FirstEnergy Stadium. Follow the Fightin Phils on Twitter at @ReadingFightins and like them on Facebook via www.facebook.com/fightins.
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