Executive Vice President/Ticketing, Fenway Events & Concerts
Ron Bumgarner, Executive Vice President/Ticketing, Fenway Events & Concerts, oversees all ticketing, sales and service for Red Sox games and special events at Fenway Park. In addition, he is also responsible for overseeing the Fenway Park Events department and all facets of the burgeoning concert business at the ballpark. The Pasadena, MD native was elevated to his current role in January 2019.
A veteran of 27 years in Major League Baseball, Bumgarner started his career with the Baltimore Orioles in 1991. He was part of the team responsible for the opening of Camden Yards. Ron was instrumental in executing the relocation of season ticket holders from old Memorial Stadium, designed many of the suite and premium package offerings that still exist today, and was a leader in sales performance in each of his four seasons with the Club.
Bumgarner started with the San Diego Padres in 1995 as Assistant Director of Sales. From 1995 to 1998, his sales teams had incredible success - recognized across the league for their aggressive and innovative approach which led to double-digit growth of both Season Tickets and Group Sales each year under his direction. In 1999, Ron was promoted to Director of New Ballpark Sales. He was a key member of the ballpark design team and the architect of the new ballpark's sales plan and state of the art Preview Center - critical to securing financing for what is now Petco Park.
In 2003, Bumgarner came to Boston to lead the sales and services departments for the Boston Red Sox. He has been instrumental in the club's record-breaking success from a business perspective, including a professional sports record of 820 consecutive sellouts and increased revenues in each of his 16 seasons with the club. He has played a vital role in the club's approach to create new business initiatives and has been a key force in the integration of technology, analytics and innovative marketing campaigns for baseball, concerts and special events at Fenway Park.
Bumgarner and his wife, Jenny, have two daughters, Shelby and Stella.