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Mallards announce front office promotions for 2010 season

Madison, WI – February 3, 2010. The Madison Mallards are excited to announce the team has promoted four members of the organization. Full descriptions, including biographies of those promoted can be found below.

In alphabetical order, by last name:

Jerrad Radocay, Assistant GM / Corporate Sales and Public Relations. Radocay has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of Corporate Sales and Public Relations after having spent the past three seasons as the head of both departments. He was an Operations Intern in 2006 before being hired full-time the following year. Radocay currently oversees new corporate business, media relations, and the team’s website. A 2004 graduate of Winona State University and member of the baseball team, Radocay is originally from Watertown, Wis.

John Schmeltzer, Director of Group Ticket Sales. Schmeltzer has been promoted to Director of Group Ticket Sales after having spent the past four seasons as a Group Sales and Operations Manager. Prior to that John was the Marketing Director in 2005 and a Marketing/Operations Intern in 2004. He currently oversees new group sales, including suites and rooftops, while also working with area little leagues and non-profit organizations.  Schmeltzer completed his Masters degree in Sports Administration from the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse in May 2005. He is originally from Oregon, Wis.

Nick Staehler, Assistant GM / Ticket Sales and Operations. Staehler has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of Ticket Sales and Operations after having spent the past four seasons as a Group Sales and Operations Manager. He started as an Operations Intern in 2005 before being hired full-time the following year. Nick currently oversees group sales renewals, ticket operations, merchandise, and part-time employment. A 2005 graduate of UW-Whitewater, Staehler is originally from Kewaskum, Wis.

Mike Then, Assistant GM / Marketing and Corporate Service. Then has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of Marketing and Corporate Service after having spent the past season as the head of both departments. Prior to coming to Madison he spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons as the General Manager of the Green Bay Bullfrogs in the Northwoods League. Before that, Mike spent four seasons with the Mankato MoonDogs—one as a Media Relations Intern and three as an Assistant GM. A 2003 graduate of Minnesota State University—Mankato, Then is originally from St. Paul, Minn.

The Madison Mallards are members of the 16-team summer collegiate Northwoods League. Opening Day is slated for Wednesday, June 2, at 7:05 p.m. against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Season and group tickets are now on-sale and can be purchased by calling the box office at 608.246.4277. Can’t wait for single-game tickets to go on-sale? Click here to learn more about new 5-game packs now available!