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Elaine Lewis

Vice President, Community & Public Affairs

Begins her 18th season with the Tigers, having joined the club in early 1999 to help orchestrate a successful opening of Comerica Park.

Oversees all aspects of the club's public and community affairs department, including player and alumni relations, Tigers Wives, memorabilia donations, speakers bureau, Dreams Come True Program and Diverse Business Partners Program.

Oversees the Detroit Tigers Foundation, the team's charity, which has given away over $17 million in grants, Tigers tickets and scholarships since its inception in 2005.

Is responsible for the Tigers Winter Caravan, a comprehensive community and media tour throughout the state of Michigan, parts of northern Ohio and southern Ontario, Canada.

Plays a pivotal role in developing programs that encourage Detroit's youth to embrace the game of baseball, highlighted by the 2008 launch of Play Baseball Detroit, a program that has touched more than 100,000 youth.

Oversees the development and execution of Memorial Day and September 11th rememberance ceremonies at the ballpark for hundreds of active duty service members and first responders.

Spearheaded the Detroit Tigers Anti-Bullying Program, which was honored with the 2013 Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence.

Is a board member of several organizations, including Ilitch Charities, Black Family Development and CATCH -- Sparky Anderson's Charity for addition, serves as a mentor for the Metro Detroit Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program.

Earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Wayne State University and a master's degree from Central Michigan University.

Resides in northwest Detroit with her husband, Freman.