Podobnik promoted to VP in Pirates' front office


Oct. 2, 2019

Jeff Podobnik, a 1989 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in sport management, was promoted by the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team to vice president of Florida and Dominican Republic operations.

In his new role, Podobnik will guide and support Pirates employees at three complexes: Pirates City and LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida, and the organization's Dominican Academy in the Dominican Republic.

Now in his 31st year working for the Pirates, he began his career with the club as a student intern in 1988 before he was hired full-time. Throughout his career, he has served in variety of roles, including director of Florida operations since 2017.