The Tri-City ValleyCats have recently announced the promotion of Michelle Skinner to the role of Assistant General Manager! Get the full story:
Skinner has been with the ValleyCats since 2010, most recently serving as the team’s Fan Development/Community Manager where she oversees the ValleyCats community relations efforts. Skinner stated in a press release, “I am honored to be named Assistant General Manager and am grateful for the opportunity. The ValleyCats are one of the best organizations in Minor League Baseball on and off the field. We have a great staff in place, which will continue to work hard to serve the Capital Region community and provide a great experience for fans at ‘The Joe.'”
Under her leadership, the ValleyCats dedicate thousands of hours to community outreach and charitable initiatives. Each season, the players make over 160 community appearances and the organization makes over 400 donations to a variety of causes throughout the Capital Region.
Skinner is also responsible for coordinating the team’s travel and serves as the liaison with the Houston Astros on many levels, including community outreach. In 2014, Skinner was the recipient of the New York-Penn League’s prestigious JoAnn Weber Female Executive/Staff Member of the Year Award, presented annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club, the league and within the baseball community.
ValleyCats General Manager, Matt Callahan, stated in a press release, “In her six seasons with the team, Michelle has done a tremendous job developing strong relationships with our fans and the Capital Region community as a whole. She is an integral part of the ValleyCats organization and I look forward to working with her in her new role as Assistant General Manager.”
A big congratulations to Michelle from all of us at Albany.com!