Press Release: Omaha Executives Recognized

Stein, Cordaro Named Executives of the Year
Ballpark Digest honors Storm Chasers’ President and VP/GM


OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha Storm Chasers’ President Alan Stein and Vice President/General Manager Martie Cordaro have been named 2011 Baseball Executives of the Year by Ballpark Digest, publisher Kevin Reichard announced Monday.

The honor recognizes the pair’s accomplishments over the past year including the opening of brand-new Werner Park and the successful naming and branding of the Storm Chasers.

“Keeping the Storm Chasers in Omaha was a much more monumental task than most people realize,” Reichard said. “Putting together a financial deal for the ballpark with Sarpy County, broadening the team’s sponsorship base and opening a new ballpark under a tight timeline are huge organizational accomplishments, and Martie deserves a ton of credit for directing them.”

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One thought on “Press Release: Omaha Executives Recognized

  1. Good for Omaha I guess. I know the team name caused me to order a lid before Christmas last year. One of these days I’ll get up there for a game.

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