"We are eager to bring several of our most experienced members of the Boston Red Sox to the Pawtucket Red Sox, and we are most pleased that Mike Tamburro will remain with the club," Lucchino said. "Charles and Dan have particular expertise in the fan experience and in community outreach, two essential components of the PawSox' operation. Both have experienced the rabid Rhode Island Red Sox passion, and both are eager to enhance the relationship between the fans and the club.
"Jeff White has spent more than two decades in baseball, including serving as CFO of Major League Baseball. He is a wealth of experience and expertise.
"Mike Tamburro provides the continuity that allows us to build on the legacy that he and Ben Mondor have created. Together, we all share a desire to preserve affordable family entertainment and to enhance the PawSox' philanthropy and active participation in the community."
Steinberg is a veteran of 40 years in Major League Baseball, and has worked for Lucchino at the Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, and Red Sox. He also was Executive Vice President/Marketing & Public Relations (CMO) of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Baseball - Public Affairs under Allan H. (Bud) Selig. He will continue to serve the Red Sox as Senior Advisor to the President.
"Working at Fenway Park, we have long admired the fans of Rhode Island," Steinberg said. "The opportunity to help enhance a warm, welcoming, positive experience for families and especially children is very attractive. The opportunity to help enhance the PawSox' community efforts is equally enticing.
"We know we have a staff of loyal, dedicated, knowledgeable people who have given their hearts and souls to the PawSox for years. We look forward to working with them, learning from them, and building upon our shared experience."
Rea has worked the past 10 years for the Red Sox, starting his career when Steinberg hired him as a Fenway Ambassador in Rea's freshman year at Harvard. Rea (pronounced Ray) has served as Special Assistant to Lucchino the past three seasons, and before that was active in the planning and execution of Fenway Park's year-long 100th anniversary celebration. In that latter role, Rea co-edited three books published by the club, oversaw the organization's historical archives, and served as head scriptwriter for pregame ceremonies at Fenway Park.