Pelicans promote Call to assistant general manager

West Virginia native to enter sixth season with Birds in 2019

By Scott Kornberg / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | September 20, 2018 3:34 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (September 20, 2018) - Due to five seasons of outstanding performance and service to the community in Myrtle Beach, the Pelicans have promoted Kristin Call, previously the club's senior director of marketing, to assistant general manager.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are lucky to have Kristin as an executive member of the front office," said general manager Ryan Moore. "Kristin's contributions across multiple departments are integral to the continued success of our franchise. Kristin is not only extremely talented, but she is also the ultimate 'team player,' going above and beyond on a daily basis. I speak for the entire organization when I congratulate Kristin on her much-deserved promotion.

Call joined the Pelicans in October of 2013. She earned the Carolina League's Female Executive of the Year award in 2015, when she was also nominated for the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year. The driving force behind the club's marketing efforts, Call has helped Myrtle Beach set several attendance records. Through her leadership, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has also been ranked among the Top 100 Stadium Experiences by Stadium Journey in six of the past seven seasons. The Pelicans also earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017.

Originally a native of Barboursville, W.V., Call began her baseball career as an intern in 2006 with the West Virginia Power. She was hired in 2007 full-time as the club's director of promotions before seeing her role expanded in 2008 to director of marketing. Two years later, she was promoted to assistant general manager, marketing, where she oversaw all marketing for the team, as well as community relations, promotions and production. In 2012, Call was named the South Atlantic League Female Executive of the Year. She was also a finalist for the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year.

With the Power, Call created and executed the team's healthy lifestyle program. Through appearances that promoted the importance of healthy living, the initiative reached over 20,000 kids in West Virginia. 

A graduate of West Virginia State University, where she was on a four-year academic and volleyball scholarship, Call graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006 with a B.A. in communications and a focus in public relations.

The 2018 season was the 20th season for the Pelicans franchise and fourth as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For tickets visit MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/tickets, call (843) 918-6000, or visit the Pelicans Box Office.

ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since being acquired by a group led by Chuck Greenberg during the 2006 season, the Pelicans have repeatedly set team attendance records and become known as one of Minor League Baseball's most innovative and creative franchises. The team and its employees have been dedicated to making a difference in the Myrtle Beach community, specifically giving back over $2 million in donations, fundraising proceeds, in-kind services and community service since launching the Pelicans Play It Forward Community Initiative in 2013. TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in six of the last seven seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons. In June 2017, the Pelicans won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. On the field, the team has won four Mills Cup Championships, including claims to back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2015 and 2016. The Pelicans have made 11 postseason appearances behind 13 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, second half of 2016 and first half of 2017. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or email Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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