Chinooks Front Office


Jim Kacmarcik - President/Majority Owner
Jim Kacmarcik
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 bringing affordable, family entertainment and baseball to Southeastern Wisconsin.
Dean Rennicke - VP/General Manager
Dean Rennicke
Senior Advisor
Phone: 262-243-4580
Dean Rennicke is a special advisor to the Lakeshore Chinooks. He played baseball at Homestead High School, then received a scholarship to play at UW-Madison. Rennicke played three seasons with the Badgers and spent his summers playing in various collegiate summer leagues: the Colorado Mesa League, the Alaskan Baseball League, and the Cape Cod Baseball League. After his junior year at Wisconsin, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization where he spent seven years as a pitcher and coach in the Minor League system. After two arm surgeries and needing a third, Dean retired and came back to Milwaukee.
Dean joined the Milwaukee Brewers Front Office and spent 15 seasons there in various capacities including their Vice President of Corporate and Ticket Sales. He then joined the Journal Broadcast Group’s radio networks selling the Packers and Brewers Radio Broadcasts. He served as Vice President of Marketing for Kapco, Inc. which included organizing the startup of the Chinooks. In 2014, Dean was named the Northwoods League Executive of the Year.
He currently is working at Concordia University Wisconsin as the Vice-President of the Concordia Foundation. He resides in Grafton with his wife Margaret and their three kids- Ben, Elizabeth, and Abby.
Shawn Kison
General Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
Shawn Kison is the Chinooks’ General Manager after serving as Assistant GM in 2016. He oversees the team’s day to day operations including managing the stadium, field, concessions, and player operations. Prior to joining the Chinooks, Shawn was an Event Manager at the Wisconsin Center District for nine years. Before that, Kison lived in North and South Carolina where he worked in women’s tennis, women’s professional soccer (Carolina Courage), and served as the Director of Stadium Operations for the Durham Bulls Baseball Club. Shawn graduated from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse with a degree in Sports Managerment and Spanish. He currently resides in Greendale with his wife Katie and their three kids- Braden, Makenna, and Cailin.
Eric Snodgrass
Assistant General Manager
Phone: 262-618-4659
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. Eric oversees all ticket sales and ticket operations, promotions, website, social media, and the internship program. Snodgrass interned with the Chinooks during the initial planning process. Eric graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a  degree in Sports Management. He is originally from Kenosha, WI and currently resides in Milwaukee with his wife Jordan.
Jacob Nelson
Director of Corporate Partnerships & Sales
Phone: 262-618-4659
Jacob Nelson is currently the Chinooks’ Director of Corporate Partnerships & Sales after serving as Manager of Sales from 2015 to 2016 and Assistant Manager of Sales in 2014. Jacob interned with the Chinooks ticket sales staff in 2012 and returned as a sales associate in 2013. Nelson assists with the Chinooks ticket sales and operations focusing on bringing in new clients for group outings and season tickets. He also assists in working with local companies and organizations on forming new sponsorship opportunities. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S and M.S in Recreation, Sport and Tourism. He is originally from Urbana, IL and currently resides in Milwaukee.
Ashley Sugden
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 262-618-4659

Ashley Sugden is the Chinooks’ Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Ashley interned with the Chinooks ticket sales staff before becoming a sales associate for the 2014 season. Sugden oversees all sponsor and ticket fulfillment, the Chinooks reading program, merchandise, mascot appearances, donation requests, and working closely with the Chinooks’ intern staff. She graduated from Kent State with a degree in Sports Administration. She is originally from Vandalia, OH and currently resides in Milwaukee.
Brian White
Manager of Operations & Hospitality
Phone: 262-618-4659
Brian White is the Manager of Operations & Hospitality for the Lakeshore Chinooks. Brian interned with the Chinooks ticket sales staff before becoming the stadium operations manager for the 2015 season and returned in 2016 as an assistant concessions manager. Prior to joining the Chinooks, he interned with the Green Bay Bullfrogs. White focuses on managing the team’s concessions stands and hospitality areas as well as assist with stadium operations and ticket sales. Brian graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Born and raised in Menomonee Falls, Brian currently resides in Milwaukee.
Cain_Jon Jon Cain
Manager of Baseball Operations
Phone: 262-618-4659

Jon Cain is the Chinooks’ Manager of Baseball Operations. Jon served as Operations Manger from 2013 to 2016 and parking supervisor in 2012. Cain assist with player operations included recruitment and alumni relations. He brings 25 years of college coaching experience with basketball teams at Baylor, UW-Madison, Marquette. He is currently the assistant coach for the Concordia University Wisconsin men’s basketball team.