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Bandits announce office restructuring, Crosby named Business Manager

BROOKS, AB (June 11, 2020) – The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) have announced a restructuring of their office, effective immediately.

Nathan Crosby has been promoted to Business Manager. He will continue in his role of sales and marketing, but will now additionally oversee the team?s finances and lead the day-to-day office operations. He?ll also continue to serve as the team’s play-by-play radio broadcaster and community relations liaison.

Crosby has been with the Bandits since June of 2017 and over the past three seasons has strengthened the team’s relationships with local businesses and organizations in his role as Sales & Marketing Manager.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing with the Bandits in a larger role, in a city that has welcomed me and given so much to our team,” he said.

?I’d like to thank our Head Coach & General Manager Ryan Papaioannou, President Paul Seaton and the Bandits Board of Directors for entrusting me with this responsibility. We?re experiencing an unprecedented year with a worldwide pandemic and there will be challenges navigating our return to play. However, I?m 100 per cent confident we’ll come back stronger than ever, and I?m looking forward to leading our business operations and enhancing our already strong bond with our community.?

Born and raised in Didsbury, AB, Crosby is entering his 8th season in the AJHL. He spent four seasons as the broadcaster for the Drumheller Dragons (2013-17) and a sales consultant for Golden West Broadcasting. He also served as the marketing lead on the 2019 National Junior A Championship host committee.

The Bandits have also announced Terri-Lea Yeaman has agreed to continue in her role as Office Manager with the addition of overseeing team merchandise sales. She will continue to manage the team?s administrative needs, ticketing, customer relations, and finances.

?I have enjoyed the past six years working with the Bandits, and am very proud of what this team and staff has accomplished both on and off the ice,? she said.

?I?m looking forward to helping with the team?s success and its continued involvement in the community.?

Born and raised in Brooks, Yeaman worked at the local Chinook Credit Union for 20 years before joining the Bandits organization in 2014. She and her family have been attending Bandit games since 2004.

?We’re looking forward to both Nathan and Terri-Lea accepting larger roles with the organization,? said Bandits Head Coach Ryan Papaioannou.

?Both have earned the right to take on more responsibility and have proven over the last 7 months to be more than willing team players when thrown into a new situation. Our office staff is extremely strong and with the addition of a digital media coordinator we will be set for the 2020-2021 season.?

The Bandits are adding to their office staff with the hiring of a new Digital Media Coordinator. For more information on that position, visit here.

?The Brooks Bandits has become a sizeable business. The most valuable asset of every business is its employees and fortuitously we have an outstanding, effective, loyal and dedicated staff,? said Bandits President Paul Seaton.

?Our expectations are high and, as we strive for continual self-improvement, elevating roles is a constant consideration as we assess the potential of individuals within our workforce. Both Terri-Lea and Nathan have shown to be a capable natural fit for their new responsibilities.?