Randy Lewandowski enters his 24th year with the Indianapolis Indians and third as the club's general manager in 2017. He is just the team's fourth general manager since the organization was incorporated in 1955. In addition to his duties as GM, he was named president by the Indians board of directors in November 2016.
After joining the Tribe as a ticket office intern in 1994, Lewandowski was hired full-time as assistant ticket manager the following year. He served in that capacity for two seasons, including during the Indians' transition from Bush Stadium to Victory Field in 1996.
Lewandowski took over as director of operations in 1998, helping Victory Field host the 2001 Triple-A All-Star game. He transitioned to assistant general manager in 2002, serving as one of the team's two assistant general managers before becoming the sole assistant GM in 2005. In this role, his primary responsibilities were overseeing the marketing, operations and ticket departments.
Over the final five seasons of Lewandowski's tenure as assistant general manager, the team recorded five straight seasons of increased attendance, including leading all of Minor League Baseball in 2013, and setting a Victory Field record the year after.
That success would continue following Lewandowski's ascension to general manager in October 2014 as the team eclipsed its top season attendance mark for the second consecutive year. The 2016 campaign saw the Indians lead all of Minor League Baseball in attendance, while also welcoming Victory Field's 12 millionth fan through the gates.
Lewandowski was named the International League's 2016 Executive of the Year, marking the third Executive of the Year award for the Indians' front office staff since joining the International League in 1998.
A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lewandowski graduated with a degree in business management from Anderson University in 1993. He was also four-year starter on the Ravens' baseball team, where he earned academic All-American honors as a first baseman and pitcher. Lewandowski resides in Carmel, Ind., with his wife, Christina and their two children, Alyssa and Sam.
Lewandowski has been active in the Indiana chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as past president and board member, and past chair of the LLS Light the Night Walk. For a seven year period, he was active in the youth sports coaching and mentoring ministry at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and School. Lewandowski spearheaded a partnership between the Indians and Play Ball Indiana in 2015 and now serves on the organization's board of directors.