The Orioles and DAVID ROVINE, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota, today announced the addition of three new members to their Sarasota staff. AMY TUTEN has been named Manager of Sponsorship Sales, KIRSTEN LADENDORF has joined the club as Manager of Catering and Suites and SCOTT MOUDRY has been named Manager of Ticket Operations. In addition, TREVOR MARKHAM has been promoted to Director of Operations.
Tuten will create partnership opportunities with the Sarasota community and corporate clients during the spring training season, as well as other events throughout the year. She joins the Orioles from WWSB ABC 7, where she worked in sales for the last 11 years. Tuten has nearly two decades of experience in corporate partnerships and is an active participant in the Sarasota community, serving on the executive committee of the Sarasota/Manatee American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team for the past six years and working as an ambassador for Goodwill Industries.
Ladendorf will oversee year-round use of Ed Smith Stadium as a destination for community activities and private events such as weddings, corporate meetings and galas, in addition to game use during the spring training season. She has worked in the hospitality industry for 25 years, including the Sarasota area for the last 13. Ladendorf has worked for major brands including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Norwegian Cruise Line, the Longboat Key Club and Resort and, most recently, the Hyde Park Restaurant Group.
Moudry joins the Orioles with 10 years of experience in sports ticket sales, operations and marketing, most recently as Director of Ticketing at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, AZ, spring training home of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres. He will oversee the Orioles’ ticketing for spring training games and year-round events at Ed Smith Stadium.
Markham has worked in spring training ticket operations for the Orioles since 2003, moving with the club from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota in the fall of 2009 to become Manager of Ticket Operations. In his new role Markham will report to Rovine and will oversee ticketing, ballpark operations, grounds, and fan services.
The Orioles have been a part of the Sarasota community for more than two decades, operating an athletic training center at Twin Lakes Park since 1991. In 2009, the Orioles and Sarasota County began a 30-month construction project to renovate the training center at Twin Lakes Park and the ballpark and training center at Ed Smith Stadium in order to consolidate the Orioles' Major and Minor League year round operations. The project has created nearly 500 local jobs and nearly $54 million in construction-related economic impact. In addition, the club's year round events and athletic training program generates another $35 to $50 million in annual economic tourism impact throughout the Sarasota community while also providing a multi-platform, multimedia marketing package valued at more than $1 million annually for the benefit of Visit Sarasota County, the County's tourism development arm, that is used to promote tourism in Greater Sarasota among residents of the team's Mid-Atlantic territory.
Through Sarasota 365, the Orioles and OriolesREACH demonstrate the club’s year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. Whether hosting youth activities, participating in charitable causes or partnering in efforts to boost the local economy, the Orioles are active in the region all year long, proving that their commitment to the club’s southern home goes far beyond baseball.