STATEN ISLAND- As the 2017 season approaches, the Staten Island Yankees announce several staff additions and promotions aimed to improve every aspect of the business going forward.
Adam Lorber joins Staten Island as the team’s Vice President of Business Development, focusing on bringing new business to Richmond County Bank Ballpark, including partnerships and events. The North Caldwell, NJ, native joins the Yankees after previous stints with The Coastal Group, Madison Square Garden, Professional Bull Riders, New Jersey Nets, Newark Bears, Lakewood BlueClaws and others. Lorber most notably spent 11 years with the Camden Riversharks, rising to President & General Manager while being named Atlantic League Executive of the Year in 2009. The long-time baseball executive attended the University of Miami (FL), graduating with a B.A. in Political Science and Pre-Law in 1996, later completing his MBA at Arcadia University in 2012.
After spending two seasons as a ticket operations intern, native Staten Islander Jesse Lopresti joins the team as one of three new seasonal ticket sales representatives. Lopresti is a recent graduate of St. John’s University in Staten Island with a B.S. in Sports Management. A certified level 3 referee, Jesse spends his free time as an assistant hockey coach at his former high school St. Joseph by the Sea.
Zach Umansky also joins Staten Island as a seasonal ticket sales representative following a stint with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats as an inside sales representative. A native of Westchester, Umansky attended Lynn University studying Sports Management and Political Science while also gaining experience with the Boston Red Sox, United States House of Representatives and Lynn University Athletics.
Long Island native Mickey Silberfeld joins the Yankees as a seasonal ticket sales representative as well. A member of his college’s baseball team, Mickey graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta before working as an IT recruiter in Manhattan.
Serving as the team’s Marketing Manager since 2014, Ian Fontenot has been elevated to Director of Communications & Entertainment. In his new role, the Port Barre, LA, native will oversee all public relations efforts as well as game day entertainment at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. Before joining the Yankees, Ian graduated from Louisiana Staten University with degrees in Mass Communication and Sport Administration while gaining experience with LSU Athletics, LSU Student Media and Vermont Lake Monsters.
A four-year veteran of Staten Island’s sales team, Steve Liss has been promoted from Sales Executive to Ticket Sales Manager. In his new role, the Westchester native will assist in managing the team’s seasonal sales staff while continuing to manage season ticket accounts. Prior to joining the Yankees, Liss worked in customer and vendor relations at a subcontracting firm in Queens after graduating from the University of Buffalo with a degree in Business Administration in 2009. Most recently, Steve earned his M.S. in Sports Management from Columbia University.
After working in various areas at the ballpark, Annor Frank has been brought on as a maintenance worker. A native Staten Islander, Frank worked at the ballpark for the past four seasons, including three seasons as a seasonal grounds assistant.
The Staten Island Yankees also hired several interns at the Baseball Winter Meetings who will join the team for the 2017 season: Matt Kruth, Creative Services (Point Park University), Jasmine Holmes-Settles, Ticket Operations (Hampton University), Frank Tessier, Ticket Operations (Ithaca College), Zachary Smith, Ticket Operations (Bowling Green State University)
The Staten Island Yankees are the Single A-Short Season Affiliate of the New York Yankees and play at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George. The Staten Island Yankees are six-time New York-Penn League Champions (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011). For more information, visit siyanks.com.