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Rangers name Dale Petroskey Executive Vice President, Marketing and Community Development04/30/2008 5:14 PM ET
ARLINGTON -- The Texas Rangers announced today the appointment of Dale Petroskey as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Community Development. Petroskey, 52, served as president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from July 1999 to March 2008. He also served nearly 12 years, from 1988-99, as an executive with the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., and in The White House as Assistant Press Secretary to President Ronald Reagan, from 1985-87. "I am thrilled that we were able to bring Dale on board as a key member of our front office team," team president Nolan Ryan said. "He's had a broad and impressive career at world-class institutions. From those experiences, he has a big-picture view of the world, lots of friends inside baseball and in other fields throughout the country, and understands what it takes to achieve quality. I've seen his passion for baseball. He has a natural way of getting other people excited about the game." Petroskey will oversee the staffs responsible for marketing; community development and government relations; and the Texas Rangers Foundation. He will begin his duties Thursday, May 1. "Our goal is to build a team that is a World Series contender year after year," Ryan said, "and to bring home a World Series trophy for the people of this community as soon as possible. "A key piece of that puzzle is to bring the Rangers to a wider and more receptive audience, and create a family-like bond with the fans. We know Dale will be able to help lead us in that direction." Petroskey said he's eager to begin his duties, and that he and his wife, Ann, are looking forward to moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. "I'm excited to be joining the Rangers family," Petroskey said. "The ultimate goal of Tom Hicks and Nolan Ryan is to create the best franchise in baseball in every way, and I'm honored they've asked me to be part of their team to help accomplish that. I'm looking forward to working with my new colleagues on the staff, and meeting the fans. "On a personal level, Ann and I are delighted to be moving to the Metroplex. Our daughter, Kathleen, is a sophomore at SMU, and we have many friends here. We've always loved the people of this area because of their warmth and 'can-do' spirit. And of course, we think the world of Nolan and Ruth Ryan, and we're thrilled to be here with them," he added. The Petroskeys also have a 19-year-old son, Frank, a freshman baseball player at the University of Vermont; and a daughter, Claire, 17, a high school senior who will attend the College of Charleston in South Carolina in the fall.
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