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The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise that joined the American League in 1998 and play home games at Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Fla.

In Mar 1995, the Tampa Bay and Phoenix, Ariz., markets were each awarded MLB expansion franchises for a $130 million franchise fee.

The Tampa ownership group was led by Vince Naimoli. Naimoli sold controlling interest to current owner Stuart Sternberg in 2005.

Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla., serves as the Spring . . .

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Ownership / Management

Board of Directors
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Principal Owner

Stuart Sternberg

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Ownership Group

Andrew Cader

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Ownership Group

Claude Focardi Family Trust

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Ownership Group

Randy Frankel

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Ownership Group

Gary Goldring

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Ownership Group

Robert Kleinert

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Ownership Group

Stephen Levick

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Ownership Group

Gary Markel

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Ownership Group

MacDougald Family Limited Partnership

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Ownership Group

Timothy Mullen

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Ownership Group

Arthur Nagle

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Ownership Group

Vincent Naimoli

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Ownership Group

Daniel O'Connell

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Ownership Group

Frank Richardson

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Ownership Group

Lance Ringhaver Estate

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Ownership Group

Thomas Sansone

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Ownership Group

Gus Stavros

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Ownership Group

Stephen Waters

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Key Decision Makers
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Co-President

Brian Auld

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Co-President

Matthew Silverman

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Chief Development Officer

Melanie Lenz

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SVP, Administration/General Counsel

John Higgins

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SVP, Baseball Operations/GM

Erik Neander

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VP, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications

Rafaela Amador Fink

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VP, Baseball Development

Peter Bendix

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VP/CFO

Rob Gagliardi

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VP, Communications

Dave Haller

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VP, Business Operations & Analytics

Barry Newell

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VP, Information Technology

Juan Ramirez

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VP, Corporate Partnerships

Brian Richeson

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VP, Player Development & International Scouting

Carlos Rodriguez

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VP, Ticket Sales & Service

Jeff Tanzer

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VP, HR & Organizational Engagement

Jennifer Lyn Tran

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VP, Strategy & Development

William Walsh

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VP, Marketing & Creative Services

Eric Weisberg

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VP, Employee & Community Development

Bill, Jr. Wiener

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Exec Director, Rays Baseball Foundation

Stephen Thomas

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Personnel

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Sr Director, Broadcasting

Larry McCabe

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Director, Community Engagement

David Egles

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Director, Corporate Partnership Services

Sean Liston

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Director, Marketing & Creative Services

Emily Miller

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Director, Corporate Partnerships

Anthony Rioles

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Director, Communications

Ryan Sheets

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Director, Promotions

Stephon Thomas

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Director, Game Presentation & Production

Michael Weinman

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Director, Fan Experience

Scott Wilson

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Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Ashley Austin

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Manager, Marketing & Creative Services

MJ Burns

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Manager, Promotions & Events

Kassidy Carlson

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Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Chad Collard

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Manager, Community Impact

Kimberly Couts

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Manager, Game Presentation

Aaron Cox

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Manager, Marketing & Creative Services

Nikki D'Aurelio

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Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Jermaine Davis

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Manager, Digital Marketing

Ryan Delgado

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Manager, Communications

Karly Fisher

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Manager, Corporate Partnership Services & Activations

Kelsey Gomes

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Manager, Multimedia Production

Sterling McLean

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Manager, Corporate Partnership Services

Michael Nieves

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Manager, Corporate Partnerships

John Pope

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Manager, Baseball Communications

Craig Vanderkam

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Manager, Corporate Partnership Services

Carmela Wassmer

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Manager, Advertising

Josh White

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Sr Coordinator, Community Engagement

Nicholas Brzak

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Sr Coordinator, Human Resources

Allyson Shatz

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Coordinator, Community Engagement

Taylor Adams

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Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships

Caroline Cohron

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Coordinator, Digital Marketing

Erin Hodges

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Coordinator, Communications

Alex Kryah

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Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships

Haley Lehmann

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Coordinator, Motion Graphics

Terra Pinckley

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Coordinator, Community Engagement

William Wetzel

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Administrator, Employee Engagement

Tom Melodayo

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Media Relations, Spanish Translator

Manny Navarro

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Current Work Relationships

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Media

FOX Sports Sun

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