Bandits general manager resigns

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After one year as general manager of the Quad Cities River Bandits, Stefanie Brown has resigned.

“Due to urgent family responsibilities that require significant attention at this time, Brown asked the River Bandits to reduce her role to give her more time to care for her family,” said a statement from Bandits spokesperson Marco LaNave.

“Stefanie Brown is an incredibly valuable part of the River Bandits and the Quad Cities community, and one of my favorite people,” said team owner Dave Heller. “She is immensely talented and will have as much of a role with the River Bandits organization as she wants, for as long as she wants.”

LaNave said Brown is expected to continue to work for the River Bandits “in a substantial, but yet-to-be-determined role.”

Brown joined the River Bandits in December 2007 ad director of community and client relations.  She became assistant general manager the next year.  She became the Midwest League’s youngest general manager and only female general manager following the 2011 season. 

Fan attendance during her single season as the team’s general manager was the highest it had been since 1995.

The search for a new general manager for the Quad Cities River Bandits is already underway.