‘Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year’ Award Goes to Dannemiller

Posted by Andy Durham on November 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro, N.C. – Minor League Baseball announced Thursday Greensboro Grasshoppers Vice President of Baseball Operations, Katie Dannemiller, has been chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Rawlings Woman Executive of The Year award.

Katie Dannemiller

The prominent award has been given out annually since 1976 to the most outstanding female executive in the nation in recognition of exceptional contributions to baseball.

“I am honored to have been considered for the Rawlings Woman Executive of The Year and so grateful for receiving the prestigious award,” said Dannemiller. “It is very exciting and satisfying to be recognized throughout all of baseball after having also been awarded the South Atlantic League Female Executive of the Year.”

During her four seasons in Greensboro, the Grasshoppers have consistently ranked in the top 25 teams in Minor League Baseball for attendance. Additionally, the Hoppers have been the proud recipients of the South Atlantic League’s Club Merit Award, while snagging Minor League Baseball’s prestigious Bob Freitas Award during the 2008 season.

“We are all very proud of Katie for winning this great award,” said Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore. “She is a tremendous asset to our organization and very deserving of this recognition.”

Prior to joining the Grasshoppers, Dannemiller worked in several capacities with the Cleveland Indians’ minor leagues, working her way to a major league position as the executive assistant to the general manager.

“My heartfelt thanks to those who nominated me and voted for me, as well as my support network of family and friends, both inside at outside baseball. I have been extremely fortunate during my thirteen-year career in baseball and look forward to continuing to represent the industry with pride.”

The Akron, Ohio native received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Organizational Communications and a minor in Marketing from the University of Akron.

The award will be presented to Dannemiller on December 7 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards Luncheon in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Grasshoppers finished the 2009 season with an attendance of 406, 549 and have welcomed over 2.1 million fans to NewBridge Bank Park, drawing over 400,000 fans in each of its first five years at the new downtown ballpark. The team is the proud recipient of both the South Atlantic League’s Club Merit Award and the General Manager of the Year Award in 2005 through 2008.

Season tickets and group packages are now on sale for the 2010 season. For more information, please contact the Grasshoppers office at 336.268.BALL or visit www.gsohoppers.com.

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