INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Indians have announced the hiring of four new staff members who recently joined its front office, plus the shifting of two current employees into new roles. Sarah McKinney is now business operations coordinator, while Eddie Acheson has moved to stadium operations coordinator. Among the new faces, Shelby Barrett has been hired as a corporate sales account executive, Emily Hitchcock is the new community relations manager, Cara Carrion is a guest relations coordinator and Rebecca Spitzig is now a ticket sales account executive.
Sarah McKinney moves into a business operations coordinator role after spending the past two seasons as premium services and events coordinator. Before that, she served as an administrative assistant for three years. McKinney graduated from Manchester College in 2012. As business operations coordinator, she will now help manage the organization's financial and personnel policies.
Eddie Acheson is now stadium operations coordinator for the Tribe, previously serving as guest relations coordinator for two years. Acheson joined the Indians as stadium operations assistant for the 2015 season. He graduated from Ball State University in 2014. As stadium operations coordinator, Acheson will now be the point-of-contact for providing a safe, clean, friendly, well-maintained and organized facility and game day experience for fans and partners at Victory Field.
Shelby Barrett joins the Indians after more than four years at Bandy Carroll Hellige, starting as an account coordinator and moving up to account manager. Much of her work was focused on McDonald's accounts across central Indiana. A 2011 graduate of Purdue University, Barrett will now work with corporate partners on opportunities to activate their brands at Victory Field.
Emily Hitchcock comes to the Tribe after spending the past five-and-a-half years with Sun King Brewing Company. As community development manager, she assisted in the creation of the organization's community outreach department and maintained relationships with partners across the city of Indianapolis. She's currently a committee member with the President Benjamin Harrison Home, Habitat for Humanity, Indy Zoo Council and Connor Prairie Horizon Council. She's also a volunteer with Art With a Heart Indianapolis and Indianapolis Public Schools. As Indianapolis Indians community relations manager, the 2011 Ball State University graduate will now lead the strategic direction of the Tribe's community relations efforts.
Cara Carrion joins the club as guest relations coordinator after finishing a season-long internship with the Tribe in 2017 as ticket services assistant. Previously she interned with the South Central Soccer Academy and Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league. A 2017 graduate from the University of Indianapolis, Carrion will now serve as point-person for questions from guests at Victory Field and will assist the ticket department in servicing season ticket accounts.
Rebecca Spitzig returns to the Indians after completing an internship with the club as ticket services assistant in the 2016 season. She spent the 2017 season with the Tacoma Rainiers as group event coordinator. She also spent two-and-a-half years at Indiana State University as a ticket office assistant. The 2017 graduate of Indiana State will now work with Indians season ticket holders and groups with their experiences at Victory Field.
The Indianapolis Indians open the 2018 season on Friday, April 6 when they host the Columbus Clippers at 7:15 p.m. Single-game tickets go on sale Thursday, March 1. Season tickets, flex plans and mini plans are now on sale.
For more on the Tribe and to check out current job openings, including gameday positions covering all 70 home games at Victory Field, visit IndyIndians.com.
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