In Thursday's editions, the
Weiss is employed by the
newly-named facility managers in
The Commercial-Appeal offered the following:
"It is unclear how long Weiss has
I am happy to help the paper fill in the blanks.
Weiss, 31, has been employed by Comcast subsidiaries since February, 2001 after graduating the previous year from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA degree in marketing.
From 2001 through 2004, Weiss was
an account manager responsible for group sales at the Wachovia Center/Spectrum
In 2006, Weiss was promoted to
assistant general manager at Sovereign Bank Arena, where he worked closely with
event promoters. He served in that role for a year, and in August 2007, was assigned
the GM role at
Weiss' business profile notes his specialties are "Event Management / Sales".
Lest there be any doubt, Weiss is not being brought in to run a baseball team, per se, but instead "to enhance the customer experience, as well as reduce expenses and maximize revenue," to quote Global Spectrum spokesman Ike Richman in the Commercial-Appeal.
Weiss will replace Dave Chase, Redbirds president/general manager since 2002. Chase has been kept on for 60 days as a consultant to Global Spectrum. Two other senior club executives have been fired while the remaining team employees have been invited to apply to Global Spectrum in hopes of keeping their jobs.
Hopefully, Weiss will be
surrounded by a strong management team and that a corporate focus on driving profit as well as
running a top-notch baseball operation can co-exist in
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