Lake Monsters announce staff changes

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Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:36pm -- Denise Sortor

The Vermont Lake Monsters are happy to announce updates regarding two staff members who are coming off of their first full seasons with the Lake Monsters organization. The former Director of Community Relations and Promotions, Maria Valentyn, will become the Director of Marketing and Promotions, while the former Box Office Manager, Frank Fanning, will become the Director of Team Operations and Community Outreach. 

After leading a very successful promotional season, Maria Valentyn will continue to focus on improving and enhancing on-field promotions and game day events. She will take on a bigger role moving forward in the marketing efforts of the organization, focusing on growing the Lake Monsters brand in both the local and national markets.  

During the 2017 season, Frank Fanning demonstrated positive communication and public relation skills. To highlight and expand on these skills, Frank has been moved into a new role with the Lake Monsters organization that will focus on team operations, allowing him to work closely with the Oakland Athletics. He will continue to manage certain fundraising efforts, and will have a bigger presence in the Vermont community alongside CHAMP, the team’s loveable mascot.  

After a successful 2017 season that saw the Lake Monsters in the Championship series for the first time in 21 years, the front office staff are working hard this off-season in developing plans for the 25th season anniversary of the organization. To stay up to date on all Lake Monsters news, visit