01/25/2017 8:43 AM
MiLB VETERAN EXECUTIVE JOINS BOTH BEES AND BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH
(New Britain, Conn., January 25, 2017) – The New Britain Bees today announced that the team has hired Brad Smith as Vice President of Business Development for the team. Smith will work with both the Bees and the Bridgeport Bluefish in the same role.
Smith has considerable experience in minor league baseball, starting as a 21-year old concessions intern in 1995 with the Chattanooga Lookouts (AA, Minnesota Twins) and worked his way into a president/GM/ownership role from 2005-2015 with the Kannapolis Intimidators (A, Chicago White Sox). While with Kannapolis, Smith negotiated the team’s stadium lease and naming rights, as well as managed the day to day operations of the team and facility. A graduate of Middlebury College, Smith also has experience as the owner of the Wilmington Sharks a summer collegiate team in the Coastal Plain League.
Smith’s role efforts in New Britain will focus on the team’s food and beverage program, while assisting with the team’s group tickets, season and mini-plan packages and suite leases. In Bridgeport, Smith will oversee sponsorship generation and finance.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, playing all home games at New Britain Stadium. Season Tickets and Mini-Plans for the 2017 season are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at NBBees.com
, or by visiting the New Britain Bees’ Front Office.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.