Day 2 in Baltimore began at M & T Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. Matt Little, Marketing & Football Outreach Manager led our group into the Ravens locker room
where several members of the their front office met us for a panel discussion.
- Cindy Browning, Media & Client Services Manager
- Dan Condon, Sr Account Executive
- Dave Lang, Director of Digital Media
- Rich Tamayo, Director of Guest Experience
- Kelly Quinlan, Community Relations Manager
The panel shared their insight and experiences from their careers, answering questions and offering advice.
Following the panel discussion, our group was led to the field. Standing on the sidelines, our students were in awe, yet still found the presence to produce a staggering amount of selfies. Our tour also featured the Press Box and Suite Level, which gave us multiple, unique game day perspectives.
Our final stop was to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Before we toured “The Ballpark That Changed Baseball Forever”, we had the unique chance to enter the iconic brick warehouse that looms beyond the right field wall. The building houses the Orioles front office and it was here that we met our host VP of Marketing & Communications Greg Bader. He brought our group headed to the fourth floor and the DH Lounge where our students would hear from five members of the Orioles leadership team.
- Greg Bader, VP of Marketing and Communications
- Neil Aloise, VP of Ticket Sales, Service & Operations
- Kristen Hudak, Director of Public Relations
- Kristen Schultz, Director of Community Relations & Promotions
- Jason Snapkoski, Director of Advertising
The one hour presentation began with Orioles VP of Marketing and Communications Greg Bader explaining the team’s five pillars of Brand Identity: Fun, Family, Tradition, Partnership & Community. Clearly, the Orioles deliver on their mission whether it’s during one of their 81 regular season home games or hosting graduate students who want to work in sports. Waiting for each student on their chair when they entered was a small gift from the team: an Orioles beanie.
The Orioles understand the need to develop the next generation of sports professionals, according to Kristen Schultz, Director of Community Relations & Promotions. She talked about the innovative Career Opportunities program they developed to offer a foot-in-the-door and game day experience to ambitious young people.
Our graduate students then took a tour of one of the most celebrated ballparks in Major League Baseball. In fact, the Orioles trademarked the phrase “The Ballpark that Forever Changed Baseball” to highlight the impact Oriole Park at Camden Yards has had in both stadium design and fan experience since it was built 25 years ago. A classic design with every modern amenity, Oriole Park is a living monument to the team’s heritage and the game’s romantic past.