Northern California Native Brings Robust Skill set to Stompers Organization
Sonoma, Calif. – Jen Ramos, accomplished Digital Journalist with a Master’s of Science in Journalism from the University of Southern California who worked for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, has been named the new Assistant General Manager of the Stompers Professional Baseball Club, team president Theo Fightmaster announced on Monday.
According to Fightmaster, the first move since the team’s recent acquisition by Jon Sebastiani, Ramos’ addition, will add a new dimension to the organization.
“Jen comes to us highly regarded among her peers, and greatly respected by her references, several of whom I know and trust,” Fightmaster said. “She brings a wide array of skills, a positive mix of experiences – both professional and academically – and she’s seen the game from different angles; be it as a fan, a writer and an analyst.”
Ramos will be tasked with many responsibilities, among them serving as the director of ticketing and fan experience, and she will have a hand in the club’s promotions and media relations. In addition to helping build a team that can defend the Stompers’ 2016 Pacific Association Championship, Ramos will work improve the business operations too.
“Jen’s worked in small businesses, and she’s worked with the Sharks,” Fightmaster said. “She’s spent a lot of time writing about and attending minor-league baseball games. I’ve been very impressed by her understanding of not only who the Stompers are, but what we’re striving to become.”
"I'm excited to serve as the new Assistant General Manager for the Stompers and bring my expertise to the team," Ramos sad. "With a diverse background in numerous fields, I feel like I can help the team develop from its current success into something even bigger."
Ramos graduated from the University of Southern California in 2016, with a master’s of science in journalism, where she was part of Lambda Pi Eta, the communications and journalism honors society. She’s a member of the Association for Women in Sports Media, the Society of American Baseball Researcher and the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America.
ABOUT THE STOMPERS
Founded in 2014, the Sonoma Stompers have garnered local and national support by providing a fun, community atmosphere that is pitch perfect. On the national level, the Stompers have received attention for the team’s 2016 homerun additions of female athletes Kelsie Whitmore, whose Stompers memorabilia was recently enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and Stacy Piagno. These additions made the Stompers the first co-ed professional baseball team since the 1950’s to have more than one female player on the roster simultaneously.
The Sonoma Stompers play ball at Peoples Home Equity Ballpark at Arnold Field, located at 234 W. Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476. The 1,400-seat stadium is in the heart of Sonoma, just off the historic plaza. The Stompers hit the field for the 2017 season beginning in May. For more information on the Sonoma Stompers, please visit www.stompersbaseball.com.