GREENEVILLE, TN – The Greeneville Astros have promoted two current staff members for the 2016 season. Kelsey Thompson has been named Assistant General Manager, and Ben Spillner has been named Director of Stadium Operations.
Thompson originally joined the Astros in May of 2012 as an operations assistant, a position she held through the 2013 season. Over the past two years, she has served as a sales account executive. In her new role, Thompson will continue with her responsibilities to oversee gameday staffing and work with on-field promotions while assisting with gameday production, social media, and corporate sales. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 2012.
Spillner, a 2013 graduate of Tusculum College, came to the Astros as an operations assistant for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He has served as a sales account executive for the past two years. Spillner will continue to assist with group sales, corporate sales, social media, and the layout of the gameday program while overseeing the team retail store, online store orders, and facility management during the Astros season at Pioneer Park.
General Manager David Lane and Assistant General Manager Hunter Reed will remain on the staff in their current roles.
The Astros will open the 2016 season at home against the Johnson City Cardinals on Thursday, June 23rd. Full season, half-season, and 7-game mini-plan memberships are available for purchase now. The Greeneville Astros are the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros.
BY HUNTER REED