Baseball / Connecting with Former SwampBats - What Are They Up to Now?

Connecting with Former SwampBats - What Are They Up to Now?

Date:  Source: NECBL - Keene Swamp Bats

Briana Sullivan Radetsky, some of you may know her as “Buzz”, is a former intern for the Keene SwampBats. Briana graduated from New York University (NYU) and currently works as an Executive Assistant in the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) in New York.

Following her Freshman and Sophomore years, Briana interned during her college summers with the SwampBats. Majoring in Sports and Entertainment Marketing, the curriculum at NYU required her to get involved in internship programs.

Briana was an intern from 2002-2003 and described the environment of the SwampBats  those years as a “ work hard , play hard atmosphere”. Being a full-time college student as well as a full-time summer intern, one must learn to make sacrifices in order to be successful. “Everyone involved with the SwampBats made sacrifices and I certainly wasn’t any different. I would work all day on sponsorship activation, player appearances, job placements, and camps.” On top of all that, Briana and the intern team were responsible for pregame setups and all post game duties. “A strong work ethic extends throughout the organization. You quickly learn that no one is above doing any job that comes up. I spent many nights sweeping the bleachers at Alumni Field, cutting onions and potatoes, and driving to Boston late at night to pick up new players.” Briana stated.

“I learned so much in my time with the SwampBats, and owe a lot to Vicki Bacon, Kevin Watterson and the entire organization.” Vicki played a critical role as Vice President and General Manager during Briana’s internship period. She described her as, “a great role model for any woman juggling a family and career.”

When asked about her current professional career today, Briana said, “I’m currently an Executive Assistant in the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball in New York. I started out working Corporate Sales and Marketing and then was asked to move to the Executive wing in 2008. I support the League’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Adviser to the Commissioner as well as the head of Strategy, Innovation and Technology.” How did she get to where she is now? “After interning for the SwampBats I next interned for the Boston Bruins, Golf Digest Magazine, and the former SFX Sports Group. After graduating I went to work as a personal assistant with the New York Mets, and then as an assistant to Donny Deutsch, owner of Deutsch, Inc. It was in 2006 that I came to work for MLB.” She added, “Working for the SwampBats was the best opportunity for me during summer breaks, and allowed me great responsibility.”

Briana has been married to her husband Alex for 7 years. They have an 18 month-old daughter named Mabel.



 

                                                                                                               Julia Eichman

                                                                                                              Contact info: Julia.eichman@ksc.keene.edu