Getzler, Chairman -- Stan is entering his fifth
season in minor league baseball. He is the Chairman of the
Staten Island Yankees and has held this capacity since January
of 1999. Stan began his involvement in minor league baseball
in February 1996 when he, his wife Phyllis and his son Josh
bought the Watertown Indians. After running the team for
three years in Watertown, he decided to move the team to Staten
Island, NY. Before involving himself in baseball, Stan had
worked 25 years on the New York Stock Exchange. He started
off as a NYSE Clerk for DeCoppet & Doremus in 1968 and
in 1969 he became an Associate Odd Lot Broker. From 1970-1993,
he ran S. Getzler Securities Inc. as a two dollar broker.
Prior to his involvement in the securities industry, Stan
worked for and eventually became CEO for the family
auto body building firm, Victor Auto Service. He worked in
the family business from 1953-1969. He served in the United
States Army during the Korean War from 1950-52 in the Counter
Intelligence Core as a Special Agent. He held the rank of
Corporal when he left the service. Stan earned his BS in
Administration from New York University in 1949. He graduated
from Bronx High School of Science.
Getzler, Chief Operating Officer -- Josh, 32,
is entering his fifth season in minor league baseball. He
is the Staten Island Yankees Chief Operating Officer and has
served in this capacity since January 1999. As the C.O.O
he manages the organization’s day-to-day operations. From
February 1996 through September 1998 Josh served as Vice President
for the Watertown Indians (Single-A Affiliate of the Cleveland
Indians). He received his MBA from the Columbia Business
School in 1995. After receiving his BA in Creative Writing
and graduating Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania
in 1990, he served as an editor at Harcourt Brace and Co.
for 2 ˝ years. He graduated from Horace Mann High School
(Riverdale, NY) in 1986. Josh resides on the Upper West Side
in Manhattan with his wife Amanda Newman; their son, Joe;
and Zoe the Wonder Dog.
Dumas, General Manager -- Jeff, 36, joined the
Staten Island Yankees in January of 1999, after spending five
years with the Watertown Indians. Jeff enters his 15th
season in minor league baseball. He got his start with the
Albany-Colonie Yankees in 1986. He spent his longest tenure
with the St. Petersburg Cardinals (Single-A, Florida State
League), working for the Cardinals for seven years. A native
of Ballston Spa, New York, Jeff earned his BS in Sports Management
at Florida Southern College. Jeff resides in Staten Island
with his wife Dawn and their two daughters Samantha and Cassandra.
Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
Rogers, Special Assistant to the General Manager –
Jane enters her second year in minor league baseball.
The 44-year-old Staten Island resident served as Office Manager
for Quinn’s Overhead Garage Doors for three years prior to
joining the SI Yanks. Jane and her husband, Mike, have two
children Julie (18) and Matthew (16) and reside in Great Kills.
Jane enjoys spending time with her family and co-workers outside
of the office. Jane was promoted to Special Assistant to
the G.M. during the off-season. She continues to serve as
the SI Yanks Office Manager.
Davison, Director of Tickets -- John, 20, is entering
his fourth season in minor league baseball and his second
in a full-time position. While still attending high school
in 1997, John started with the Watertown Indians as a ticket
seller and scoreboard operator. He spent the 1998 season
as an intern. John is currently a sophomore at St. Johns
University (Staten Island Campus) and is majoring in Sports
Management. The Cleveland, OH native is a die-hard Cleveland
Kanarick, Director of Marketing and Promotions – Matt
is entering his second full season in minor league baseball.
He serves as the teams Director of Marketing and Promotions
and is the Public Address Announcer during the season. Matt
was born in El Paso, TX on April 12, 1976. He made ANDY BROWN!!!
A household name during the SI Yanks inaugural season. Prior
to joining the SI Yanks front office, Matt, was a Sales Consultant
at Island Ford for three years. Matt graduated from Tottenville
High School in 1994. Matt is a member of the Staten Island
Rotary Club. During the off-season he enjoys attending New
York Rangers games, as a season ticket holder. He also enjoys
being a DJ for his entertainment company, Dynamite Party Productions.
In addition, he enjoys music, going out with his friends,
being the life of the party, and spending time with his girlfriend
Lenox, Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting --
Steve begins his fourth season in minor league baseball
and his first with the Staten Island Yankees. The Shelter
Island, NY native will serve as the SI Yanks Director of Public
Relations and serve as the team’s play-by-play announcer for
the 2000 season. Steve graduated from SUNY Brockport in May
of 1997 with a degree in Communications in Broadcasting and
minors in Sports Coaching and History. He spent two seasons
with the Batavia Muckdogs (1997, 1998) as the radio play-by-play
voice of the Muckdogs, and serving as the Assistant General
Manger of Media and Public Relations in 1998. Steve spent
the 1999 season as part of the Carolina League Champion Wilmington
Blue Rocks’ broadcast team.
Powers, Director of Group Sales – Kim is a Staten
Island native. She graduated from Moore Catholic High School
in 1995. From 1995-1999 she attended St. John’s University,
earning her degree in History with a minor in business. Throughout
college she worked at Structure, a men’s retail clothing store
in the Staten Island mall. In her junior year, Kim was hired
as an intern for the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, where
she worked for almost two years before joining the Staten
Island Yankees. Other than baseball, Kim enjoys dancing,
the theater, shopping and spending time with friends and family,
including her cat Timmi. As a lifelong Yankee fan, she is
very excited about joining the organization.
Rizzo, Bookkeeper – Ruth was born in Stuttgart,
West Germany, Her parents were both in the Army. She spent
her first six years in a small trucking town in Indiana, outside
of Chicago. She then moved to Brooklyn with her family.
She excelled in her studies and graduated 6th grade
(with honors). After that she attended McKinley Junior High
School and Fort Hamilton High School. In Fort Hamilton, she
was lettered for her participation on the Math Team. She
was most likely the F.H.H.S. record holder for absences with
promotions. She attended Hunter College and continued her
studies in Math, Accounting & Computer Science. Since
she was undecided on a major at the end of 2 ˝ years, she
dropped out. Ruth and her husband, Jim, have been married
for seventeen years. They have a daughter, Renee, (12) who
in entering eighth grade at St Patrick’s School. Ruth spends
her time off chauffeuring Renee to softball, basketball, and
dance. While Ruth waits for Renee, she crochets. Ruth and
her entire family (including her brothers) are major New York
Mets fans. Her stepfather is a Yankees fan, so her family
loves to abuse and harass him. Ruth loves her job with the
SI Yanks. Her one regret is that she rarely got to see any
of the games last year.
Fontanez, Concessions/Merchandise Manager -- Jennifer
is a native of Brooklyn, NY. She moved to Staten Island when
she was 16 and graduated from New Dorp High School in 1989.
Jen enjoys spending her free time going to the movies and
spending time with her mother in the Poconos. Her and her
husband, Carmelo, reside on Staten Island.
Scheiner, Intern – Matt enters his second season
with the Staten Island Yankees. He attends St. John’s University,
majoring in Sports Management. He hopes to attend Law School
after graduating from St. Johns. He is a member of the fraternity
Zeta Beta Tau. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and has been living
on Staten Island for 12 years.