Jim Bishop has been named Vice President and General Manager of the Rome Braves. Bishop had been serving as the assistant general manager of the Mississippi Braves and will replace Mike Dunn who was recently promoted to Vice President of Florida Operations.
"We are delighted to have Jim oversee our operations in Rome," said Mike Plant, Braves president of development. "His experience and dedication within our organization makes him the perfect person to lead our operations in Rome."
A Greenville, SC native, Bishop, 47, just completed his 22nd season as the Assistant General Manager and his 25th overall with the Double-A Braves. Bishop spent his first 13 years with the organization in Greenville, SC, before the club relocated to Pearl, MS, for the 2005 season.
"I am honored and want to thank the Atlanta Braves for this opportunity," says Bishop. "I am very excited to be joining the Rome Braves team. State Mutual Stadium is a fantastic facility located in a wonderful community. The fine people of Mississippi will be missed by me and my family. We will never forget how we were embraced with open arms for the past thirteen years."
Bishop's tenure with the Braves began in 1992 as a trainee for the Double-A Braves. He quickly progressed to Food and Beverage Director and then Ticket Manager, before being named the Assistant General Manager in the fall of 1996. In addition to being the Double-A Braves Assistant General Manager, Bishop has been serving as the Marketing Director for the Southern League of Professional Baseball. A 1992 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Administration, Bishop worked for the USC Athletic Department prior to joining the Braves.
Jim and his wife Krista have two sons, Jack and Davis.
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