Cavemen Restructure Front Office Staff
Deron Johnson and Debbie Walden Round Out Front Office Staff
Hannibal Cavemen General Manager and Field Manager Greg McVey announced changes to the structure of the front office staff today. Deron Johnson will remain with the organization as the Director of Marketing and Operations and Debbie Walden will serve as the Director of Community Outreach for the 2015 season. The changes in the front office staff come as John and Judy Civitate transition out of their roles as General Manager and the Director of Operations to pursue other business opportunities.
“John and Judy Civitate did a tremendous job getting the organization where it is today. However, it became apparent last December when I was hired as the General Manager and Field Manager that we needed to take a look at the way our front office staff was structured to better serve our fans, business partners and players.” stated Greg McVey.
Deron Johnson was on staff last year as the Director of Marketing and Sales and will have a larger role with the club this year by becoming the Director of Marketing and Operations. Deron will continue to lead the organization’s marketing and sales efforts leading up to the playing season. As the season begins, his role will transition into an operational mode and he will be the lead administrator on game nights. He will oversee several aspects of game day operations including; ticket sales, security, game night promotions, special events, field preparation and staff supervision.
“I am extremely confident in Deron taking on this expanded role with the organization. He possesses a diverse skill set that will aid in providing our fans the best possible game day experience.” added McVey.
Director of Marketing and Operations
Debbie Walden will take over as the Director of Community Outreach after spending the past four years as the organization’s Host Family Coordinator. Her primary responsibilities will include; host family coordination, community outreach programming, concession volunteer program, concession logistics and ticket operations.
“Debbie bleeds black and yellow. She has been a major part of the organization for several years and her passion for the team is unmatched.” stated McVey.
The Cavemen who look to improve on a 25-35 2014 campaign open the 2015 season on May 27 in Springfield, Illinois against the Springfield Sliders. The team opens the home portion of its season on Saturday May 30th when they host the Terre Haute Rex. Home games will begin at 6:35 PM this season with gates opening at 5:35 PM each night.
Director of Community Outreach