The Harrisburg Senators are pleased to announce that Ashley Grotte is the Eastern League of Professional Baseball's nominee for the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award. Ashley is the Director of Marketing for the Senators.
Rawlings annually presents to one woman who has made an outstanding contribution to her club, league or to baseball the Woman Executive of the Year Award. The Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year for all professional baseball comes from among the league nominees in Major League and Minor League Baseball. The award will be presented in December at the 2018 Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, NV.
Ashley originally joined the Harrisburg organization as an intern in 2010 and has filled many roles in the organization before receiving a promotion to her current position as the Director of Marketing two years ago. She started as the Director of new Media and grew that position from scratch. In her role as Director of Marketing Ashley oversees all the social media and marketing for the organization while also placing and evaluating the media presence of the club.
Under her guidance, the Senators social media presence has grown to various platforms. The number of followers has also grown while she has increased our marketing presence in Harrisburg. She also oversees the Senators Community Relations department which involves increasing the Senators presence which includes player and staff appearances.
"Ashley is a great asset to our team and we're so proud of her and her accomplishments," said Senators president Kevin Kulp. "Since she interned with us in 2010 she has grown into a real leader. We are very lucky to have her. There are strong women around our league and it's great that Rawlings sponsors this award to recognize one woman in each league each year. I'm so happy the Eastern League recognized Ashley for the tireless effort she puts in every year."
Ashley is a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri. She is a native of Manteno, IL and now makes Harrisburg her home.
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