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Advisory Board

Season Ticket Holder Advisory Board

The D-backs Season Ticket Holder Advisory Board is comprised of several D-backs Season Ticket Holders, most of whom will serve a one-year term. The group is led by one Chairperson and one Vice Chairperson. The Advisory Board was established to offer insight and suggestions regarding all business operations for the Arizona Diamondbacks while also being available to receive any communication and feedback from our Season Ticket Holders. Collectively with the Advisory Board, our goal is to provide you with the highest level of service and attention that enhances your Season Ticket Holder experience.

The board will be accessible to all Season Ticket Holders by sending an e-mail to sthadvisoryboard@dbacks.com. In addition to utilizing your Season Ticket Services Account Executive, we highly encourage you to provide any feedback and ideas to the board. All correspondence will be returned within 2-4 business days.

Should you wish to become a candidate for any 2015 Advisory Board positions, please send an e-mail to sthadvisoryboard@dbacks.com. A member of the board will reach out to you to discuss your level of interest as well as expectations for being an Advisory Board Member.

Frank Gennario
Frank Gennario - Chairperson

Frank was born in New York and lived ten minutes from Shea Stadium which is where his passion for baseball began. He moved to Arizona in 1982. Frank and his wife, Ann Marie, have been married over 25 years. They have three children, Kristi, Kelsey and Tony, as well as three grandchildren, Brody, Haylie and Brighton. Aside from baseball, Frank enjoys photography and traveling. Recently retired from Qwest, Frank has enjoyed spending more time with his grandchildren and has developed an interest in cooking. One of Frank's shining achievements is that he has attended all but one D-backs regular season and postseason games since 1998. He has seats in Section D, Row 12, Seats 9-10 and Section 141, Row 11, Seats 13 and 14.

MJ Cornelius
MJ Cornelius - Vice Chairperson

MJ Cornelius was born and raised about 25 miles south of Detroit. She became an avid Detroit Tigers fan, gaining much of her knowledge and love of the game from listening to Hall of Fame announcer Ernie Harwell. MJ moved to Phoenix in 1982 but continues to travel back to Michigan to see the Tigers play a series most every summer and has great memories of attending the final game ever played at Tiger Stadium in 1999.

Being a single mom with an 8-year-old son when the Diamondbacks became an expansion team in 1998, mom and son attended 40-50 games per year. After waiting in line over 18 hours for World Series tickets in 2001, and vowing to never have to do that again, MJ has been a Season Ticket Holder since 2002. In 2010, MJ and her son completed their 13-year journey to visit and experience every major league ballpark.

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Kevin Witts
Kevin Witts

Kevin was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised by a family of passionate Orioles fans. Living just a few blocks from Memorial Stadium, he attended countless games as a child and was even able to secure autographs from Brooks and Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer and Earl Weaver during a fan event ... Four future Hall-of-Famers' signatures on one ball!

His passion for baseball carried into adulthood and, as a Season Ticket Holder, he was in the crowd at Camden Yards for Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-breaking 2131 game on September 6, 1995.

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JR Baker
JR Baker

JR was born in North Dakota and raised in Pittsburgh, PA where he attended the University of Pittsburgh. Growing up in Pittsburgh, JR was following the Pirates from an early age. He used to listen to Pirate games on KDKA Radio on a crystal radio and broadcaster Bob Prince was a personal friend of the family. Although he missed out on Game 7 of the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and Yankees (the family only had three tickets), baseball was in his blood. He has fond memories of watching Roberto Clemente in the right field bleachers of Forbes Field.

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Ron Fender
Ron Fender

Ron was born in Champaign, Illinois. As both of his parents were from the St. Louis area, RJ became a Cardinal fan and his love for the game began. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1983, he and his wife, Susan, moved to Arizona. They have been married for 31 years and have two children, Abigayle and Tierra, and an 11 year old grandchild, Cal.

RJ has been an avid Diamondbacks fan since 1999 (the first year the D-backs made the postseason) and attends 40-50 games each year. After sharing season tickets with family and diehard fans since 1999; RJ became a full Season Ticket Holder in 2010 and currently sits in Section 110, Row 5, Seats 4 & 5.

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Jerry Geering
Jerry Geering

Jerry was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, MI and grew up watching and rooting for the Detroit Tigers. As an adult he enjoyed the opportunity to become a Season Ticket Holder located in the 15th row behind the Tiger dugout sitting amongst the player's wives and families. Upon moving to Phoenix he quickly became a Phoenix Firebirds follower until the Diamondbacks were introduced as our home team. He became a Season Ticket Holder from the start, (boy does he love baseball) and has attended many memorable games, including Game 7 of the World Series. His interests outside baseball include his wife, daughter and karate (he just got his Black Belt). All three of them train and compete in the ATA Karate tournaments held around the country. In addition, all three of them are now ranked in the World standings. He looks forward to serving on the Advisory Board and wants to hear your input. Jerry is seated in Section 122, Row 22, Seats 9 - 11.

Larry Grimm
Larry Grimm

Larry Grimm was born in Marengo, IA and raised in Southern California. Southern California is where the love of the game began for him. As a young boy he played Little League and played on a traveling summer team at the age of 13 when he would visit his Grandparents back in Iowa. In his later teen years, his family would take the boat on the weekends from Riverside, CA to the Salton Sea, while listening to Vin Scully's legendary voice calling the play-by-play action as they traveled. Larry played baseball all through high school and after, reaching the semi-pros. Just like the movie title "Trouble with the Curve" that's what ended his career. However, the love for the game didn't stop. He coached several Little League teams and he played on many recreational teams over the years.

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Shane Guilliams
Shane Guilliams

Shane was born in St. Louis, Missouri and attended college at the University of Missouri. He obtained his CPA license while in Missouri, but has also spent time working in New Mexico, Maryland and Arizona. He has always been a huge baseball fan, having been raised on Cardinals baseball! During the I-70 Series in Missouri, he was on campus, on I-70, halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis. In addition to his passion for the Diamondbacks, Shane is equally passionate about the Mizzou Tigers and supporting their activities here in the valley, both social and philanthropic. He previously served as President of the Valley of the Sun Mizzou Alumni Association and currently serves as Treasurer.

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John Hart
John Hart

John was born in Illinois in 1958 and grew up in Indiana as a St. Louis Cardinal baseball fanatic. His early childhood memory that sparked the baseball nerve was meeting Lou Brock and Bob Gibson and many other Cardinals on the field on camera day at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis in 1968. John moved to Arizona in 1998 to be in a big league town with all the professional sport teams; namely one ... the Diamondbacks.

Working in the HVAC field for over 38 years, John's first job in Arizona as a project manager for a local HVAC contracting company was helping to finish the concession stands at Bank One Ball Park and to complete the HVAC portion of the parking lot structure just to the North of the ball diamond. The field was done ... now where to put the cars? If you build it ... .they will come.

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Mike Jarecki
Mike Jarecki

Mike was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was introduced to baseball by a Braves employee, his grandfather John. Rather than keeping any of the used Braves gloves, bats and balls he collected, of course Mike and his brothers used all the equipment on the playground and saved none of it. His favorite was an Eddie Matthew's bat, although it was a little long and heavy for a 10-year-old boy.

Mike and his wife of 38 years, Lisa, are now both retired and enjoying the good life, while keeping busy with five grandchildren. Mike and Lisa are original Season Ticket Holders and have lived in Arizona for 24 years. Mike keeps the competitive juices flowing by playing racquetball three times a week. Domestic and international travel with family and long-time friends keeps life interesting. His seats are in Section 130, Row 13, Seats 7 and 8.

Jeannette Keenan
Jeannette Keenan

Jeannette was born in Chicago, Illinois where she was taken to her first baseball game at Wrigley Field when she was 3 years old. Thus began her love affair with baseball. Jeannette has lived in many places over the years; her studies and career in health care, as both a practitioner and an administrator, have taken her all around the country and even overseas. She ultimately landed in Phoenix in 2008 and became a D-backs Season Ticket Holder in 2010. Now retired, Jeannette is free to indulge her love of baseball full-time. This includes working as a guest services agent at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick for all D-backs Spring Training games. Jeannette sits in Section 123, Row 22, Seat 5 for all home games.

Michael Rubin
Michael Rubin

Michael is a native of Brooklyn, New York. His lifelong passion for the game of baseball began in little league and has grown over the years. Although he was a slow-footed catcher as a kid, he developed a deep appreciation for the history, strategy, and beauty of the game. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees until March 9, 1995, when Arizona was awarded a Major League franchise, and has been an equally avid fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks since that day. Michael has been a Diamondbacks Season Ticket Holder continuously since 1998, sharing the Diamondbacks experience with his wife, Marilyn, daughters Melissa and Sarah, his two grandsons, Jaden and Andrew, and a great group of long-time friends. His greatest thrill as a baseball fan was to be at Bank One Ball Park for Game 7 of the 2001 World Series when Gonzo's bases-loaded hit found the outfield grass and made the Diamondbacks World Champions.

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