Joe joined the BlueClaws in August of 2017 after spending the previous six years as the Assistant Vice President, University Event Management at Columbia University. He had previous experience as the President & General Manager of the Staten Island Yankees and was named Ballpark Digest's Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year in 2008.
Have the BlueClaws come speak to your next group event! The BlueClaws Behind the Business Speakers Program is available for events and meetings of any type! Click here to fill out an appearance request form or email Greg Giombarrese at firstname.lastname@example.org to help arrange an appearance!
About the "Behind the Business" Speakers Program
The BlueClaws Behind the Business Speakers Program can come to your next special event or meeting. We've spoken to groups like Rotaries, Chamber organizations, Men's Clubs, Women's Clubs, Elks Groups, Kiwanis Groups, Knighs of Columbus Groups, and many others.
Topics & Speech Content
The BlueClaws have the capability to speak to your group or organization on a variety of topics and we can customize any talk or presentation for length or content depending on your requests. Popular topics include:
- The History of the BlueClaws and FirstEnergy Park'
- The 13-Month Calendar - Planning and Executing a Season
- Not Just a Game, An Experience
- BlueClaws Ticketing Programs & Initiatives
- The BlueClaws & Sports Journalism
- Any other topic you'd like!
Potential Guest Speakers
Jim McNamara joined the BlueClaws in 2004 as an assistant and is now the BlueClaws VP of Ticket Sales & Service. A Matawan native, he earned a Bachelors of Science in Sports Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts. With the BlueClaws, he works in all facets on the BlueClaws ticket department. In addition to his responsibilities with the BlueClaws, Jim also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Brookdale Community College Foundation, and on the Board of Directors for the Brick Chamber of Commerce. Born and raised in Matawan, Jim has also worked for the American Hockey League and ESPN.
Greg joined the BlueClaws full-time in November of 2008 and has been the "Voice of the BlueClaws" since 2009. He has called over 1,400 BlueClaws games and does regular speaking engagements throughout the year. A five-time South Atlantic League Media Relations Director of the year, Greg is a 2006 graduate of Fordham University where he worked at 90.7 WFUV. You can follow his BlueClaws Blog here.
Jamie Stone began her career with the BlueClaws in 2011 and returned in 2014. She is now the team's Director of Marketing & Promotions, responsible for setting the BlueClaws Theme Night schedule. Additionally, Jamie is in charge of enhancing the fan experience at games through on-field promotions, character appearances, special-themed events, and much more. She was named a "Phenomenal Woman Under 40" by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore in 2017.
Please note that the club's participation and your exact speaker depends on availability. The BlueClaws will make every effort to accommodate every request.