FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
GARRITY JOINS ASTROS FRONT OFFICE
Named Senior Vice President, Sponsorship and Ticket Sales
HOUSTON, TX —Tom Garrity has been hired by the Houston Astros as their Senior Vice President, Sponsorship and Ticket Sales, Astros Business Operatons President Pam Gardner announced today.
Garrity, a 20-year veteran of professional sports marketing and corporate sales, joined the Astros this week.
“We’re excited to have Tom join our team,” Gardner said. “We know his experience and leadership will help us achieve greater heights.”
Garrity, 45, has worked for a number of professional sports franchises, recently holding dual team president titles for the Houston Aeros minor league hockey team and Minnesota Swarm professional lacrosse team. In 2007 and 2008, Garrity was named the National Lacrosse League’s “Executive of the Year” while overseeing substantial increases in the Swarm’s attendance figures.
Garrity’s leadership was also instrumental in the Aeros seeing an increase in attendance in his first four seasons with that organization (2003-2007). Prior to joining the Aeros in 2003, Garrity had been President of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks since 1999. Earlier in his professional career, Garrity, a Minnesota native, served as an executive for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and as Sales Director for the University of Minnesota Athletic Department.
In August of 2008, Garrity and his wife Gina launched Quan Sports Marketing, LLC, a consulting company that provides various marketing and sales services for professional sports teams. The couple has four children.