Chinooks Front Office

 

Jim Kacmarcik
President
Phone: 262-377-6500
Jim Kacmarcik is the President of Kapco Inc., a family of companies that includes Kapco Metal Stamping, Advanced Coatings, K-Nation Entertainment, SpeedKore, and the Lakeshore Chinooks. Kacmarcik is well known for being a community-minded philanthropist. He founded “Hometown Heroes”, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring those who have made a difference and transforming the lives of those in need. Jim is also a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. 
 
Kacmarcik was the lead donor to Kapco Park, home of the Lakeshore Chinooks. Kacmarcik is the President and majority-owner of the Lakeshore Chinooks and is proud to be involved in providing affordable, family entertainment and baseball to Southeastern Wisconsin.
Zach Eisendrath
Vice-President
Phone: 262-618-4659
eisendrath@kapcoinc.com
Zach Eisendrath is the Chinooks’ Vice-President. The 2020 season will be his first season with the organization. Zach will oversee the day to day operations and sales. Most recently, Eisendrath was the Director of Internal Communications and Operations for the University of Michigan Football program. Before that, he spent time with the Mountain West Conference and the Denver Broncos. Zach graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. Born and raised in Glendale, Zach currently resides in Milwaukee.
Eric Snodgrass
Assistant General Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
erics@lakeshorechinooks.com
Eric Snodgrass is the Chinooks’ Assistant General Manager after serving as Director of Sales from 2015-2016 and Manager of Sales from 2012 to 2014. The 2020 season will be his ninth season with the organization. Eric oversees the day to day operations including supervising all sales departments and operations departments. He oversees the team’s marketing and advertising, digital media, promotions, employment, internship program, and baseball operations. Snodgrass interned with the Chinooks during the initial planning process. Eric graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a degree in Sports Management. Born and raised in Kenosha, Eric currently resides in Milwaukee with his wife Jordan and his daughter Rylie.
Robert Rothe
Director of Operations, Hospitality & Special Events
Phone: 262-618-4659
robertr@lakeshorechinooks.com
Robert Rothe is the Chinooks’ Director of Operations, Hospitality, and Special Events after serving as Operations & Hospitality Manager in 2019 and an Account Executive in 2018 . The 2020 season will be his fourth season with the organization. Robert oversees all of the team’s operations, stadium operations, concessions/hospitality, and special events and rentals at Kapco Park. Robert interned with the Chinooks concessions and hospitality staff in 2017. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a degree in Sports Management. Born and raised in Oak Creek, Robert still resides there with his wife Christina and their daughter Charlotte.
Sam Weninger
Ticket Operations & Sales Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
samw@lakeshorechinooks.com
Sam Weninger is the Chinooks’ Ticket Operations & Sales Manager after serving as a Sales Associate in 2019. The 2020 season will be his second season with the organization. He oversees the team’s ticket operations and ticket sales including group, season, and single game tickets. He also oversee the sales staff and the stadium box office. Sam interned with the Chinooks sales and marketing staff during the winter and spring of 2019. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse with a degree in Recreation Management and is currently working towards his masters degree in Sports Administration. Born and raised in West Bend, Sam still resides there.
James Kocen
Corporate Accounts Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
jamesk@lakeshorechinooks.com
James Kocen is the Chinooks’ Corporate Accounts Manager. The 2020 season will be his first season with the organization. James will oversee all corporate partnerships related to sponsorships and tickets. Most recently, Kocen worked for two local sports marketing agencies. Before that, he spent time with the Nashville Predators. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Sports Management and a minor degree in Business. Born and raised in West Allis, James currently resides in Milwaukee.
 
 
 
Miguel Betancourt
Marketing Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
miguelb@lakeshorechinooks.com
Miguel Betancourt is the Chinooks’ Marketing Manager. The 2020 season will be his second season with the organization. Miguel will oversee the team’s marketing and advertising, sponsorship fulfillment, game day production, community related programs including Gill’s Reading Challenge, mascot appearances, and donation request plus assist with the team’s digital media, merchandise, and internship program.  Miguel interned with the Chinooks concessions and hospitality staff in 2019. He graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with degrees in Finance and Sport & Entertainment Business and is currently working towards his MBA degree. Born and raised in El Paso Texas, Miguel currently resides in Thiensville.
 
 
 
Gill
Mascot & Brand Ambassador
Phone: 262-618-4659
info@lakeshorechinooks.com
Gill is the Chinooks’ Mascot & Sales Ambassador. The 2020 season will be his ninth season with the organization. Gill makes appearances at all Chinooks home games and acts as a brand ambassador at community events throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Gill was introduced to Nook Nation in March of 2012 and celebrates his birthday in early June of each year. Born and raised in Lake Michigan, Gill still resides there.