OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City RedHawks Vice President of Ticketing Jenna Byrnes has been nominated by the Pacific Coast League for 2013 Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year.
The Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award has been presented annually since 1976 to a "woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club, her league, or to baseball." Byrnes is one of 16 nominees, one from each of the minor leagues. The winner will be announced later this fall, and the award will be formally presented during the Baseball Winter Meetings Award Luncheon in Orlando, Florida on December 9.
Byrnes has been in her current position since the fall of 2010, when Mandalay Baseball Properties assumed control of the club. She has been with Mandalay Baseball Properties since 2004 and served as Senior Director of Ticket Sales for the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders prior to her current position.
"We are very proud of Jenna for being nominated for this prestigious award," RedHawks President/General Manager Michael Byrnes said. "Under Jenna's leadership, our ticket sales efforts have produced tremendous results and we have engaged more people throughout Oklahoma with our brand. Jenna has done this while also being a key member of our management team and an outstanding mentor to our entire staff."
The RedHawks are just one of three teams in the 16-team Pacific Coast League to have an increase in attendance in each of the past two seasons. This season the RedHawks welcomed 400,025 fans through the gates of Chicksaw Bricktown Ballpark, which was the highest total since 2008. Of the 69 home openings, 15 were sold out.
"I would like to thank the Pacific Coast League for nominating me for this tremendous honor," Byrnes said. "I feel we have made a lot of strides improving the experience at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, and I look forward to continuing to be a part of this great organization."
The RedHawks are currently accepting ticket package renewals as well as new full-season, half-season, and partial-season ticket packages. For additional ticket information, call (405) 218-1000 or visit okcredhawks.com
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