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Ron Colangelo

Vice President - Communications

Enters his 28th year in professional sports and 11th season with the Tigers after joining the ballclub on June 16, 2008.

Oversees strategic communications for the club's business and baseball operations departments.

Works directly with ownership and corporate communications team, Group President of Sports and Entertainment, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager, Executive Vice President of Business Operations and management team on messaging and positioning for the organization.

Responsible for day-to-day media and public relations and marketing communications driving business value for the club's marketing, digital, community and sales initiatives, and building brand equity beyond traditional media outlets.

Recipient of 2017 Detroit Sports Media "Best of the Best" Award for public relations excellence.

Developed framework and executed plan to bring first-ever global soccer match to Comerica Park and The District Detroit, AS Roma vs. Paris Saint-Germain as part of International Champions Cup.

Is primary spokesperson on business and public affairs and crisis communications issues.

Identifies storylines and creates original content that drive the club's narrative across broadcast and social platforms.

Served as the Vice President of Public Relations for the NFL's New York Jets from 2002-07 where he was the club's spokesperson and responsible for communicating the team's image in the marketplace, collaborating with social media, marketing partnerships, ticket operations, broadcasting, and community and alumni relations.

Spent six seasons with the Florida Marlins, serving as Vice President of Communications after his promotion from Director of Baseball Information and Publicity...directed media operations for the 1997 World Series Champions.

Worked three seasons with the NHL's Florida Panthers...joined the club prior to their inaugural 1993 season as a media relations associate and developed programs and initiatives to introduce hockey to Southeast Florida.

Began his career in Minor League baseball with the West Palm Beach Expos where he served as radio play-by-play announcer, while also overseeing media relations and sales from 1990-93.

Earned a bachelor's degree in communications from William Paterson University...also attended Arizona State.

Has run eight marathons, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Diego.

He and wife, Sandra, have a daughter, Catalina, a son, Nicolas, and he has a son, Ryan. They have two rescue dogs, Gigi and Pablo.