MIDLAND, Mich. - William Stavropoulos, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Great Lakes Loons and Michigan Baseball Foundation, announced today the hiring of Brad Tammen as President and General Manager of the Great Lakes Loons, Dow Diamond and ESPN 100.9-FM.
"Significant time and energy has been invested in a nation-wide search to ensure that the Loons franchise remains competitive, dynamic and synonymous with quality sports entertainment," Stavropoulos said. "Upon meeting Brad, it was evident that his passion for marketing and sports entertainment, coupled with his extensive minor league baseball experiences, make him the premier candidate for this role. We believe Brad will help us continually elevate the experiences we create, as we strive to be the premier sports entertainment venue in our region."
Tammen's expansive experience of 29 years in professional baseball and collegiate sales, marketing and promotions includes his present role as General Manager of Blue Raider Sports Properties for Learfield IMG College at Middle Tennessee State University.
His professional baseball career includes previous roles as Vice President and General Manager of the Nashville Sounds, (former Triple-A Affiliate, Milwaukee Brewers), Assistant General Manager of the Salt Lake Bees, (Triple-A Affiliate, Los Angeles Angels), and Director of Sales and Marketing of the Oklahoma RedHawks, (former Triple-A Affiliate, Texas Rangers).
He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor's of science degree in business and marketing.
"While I've enjoyed each path along my career, my passion is baseball and I truly miss working in the game," Tammen said. "It is a privilege and honor to be selected to lead the Great Lakes Loons, Dow Diamond and ESPN 100.9-FM. The Loons have a talented leadership team in Scott Litle, Chris Mundhenk and Jana Chotivkova, and one of the best staffs in Minor League Baseball and sports radio. I look forward to working with them as we begin a new chapter of excitement, innovation and entertainment in the region."
Tammen will begin his role with the Great Lakes Loons effective early March 2019. He will be joined in Midland by his wife Tammy and their children Adalida, Camden, and Layla following the end of the 2019 school year.
The Great Lakes Loons have been the Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers since the team's inception in 2007. Dow Diamond serves as the team's home and also houses the Michigan Baseball Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, and ESPN 100.9-FM. For tickets or information about the Loons, call 989-837-BALL or visit Loons.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.