Astros add Spillner, Thompson to front office

By Hunter Reed / Greeneville Astros | November 14, 2013 11:43 AM ET

GREENEVILLE, TN - The Greeneville Astros have hired Ben Spillner and Kelsey Thompson as sales account executives. Spillner and Thompson both originally joined the Astros organization prior to the 2012 season and have served as baseball operations assistants for each of the past two seasons.  

Spillner will be adding corporate and group sales duties to his previous responsibilities which include overseeing The Upper Deck team store, online store orders and assisting with facility management. A native of Antwerp, Ohio, he received his B.A. in Film and Broadcasting from Tusculum College in 2013.

Thompson, in addition to continuing her responsibilities with in-game promotions and assisting with gameday production, will also increase her role with corporate and group sales. Originally from Tampa, Florida, she completed her B.A. in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University in 2012.

Greeneville Astros general manager David Lane said, "We feel that adding Ben and Kelsey in a full time role will affect our organization in a positive manner and open up a new world of opportunities for marketing and community outreach with our fans."

The Greeneville Astros are the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. For more information on the Astros, call (423) 638-0411 or visit

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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