Vice President, Technology
John Avenson, who begins his 29th season with the Twins in 2022, was elevated to Senior Vice President, Technology in January of 2021. Prior to being promoted to Vice President in December of 2006, Avenson served as Director of Baseball IS/Network.
Avenson oversees and manages the purposes of technology for all disciplines of the organization. John and his team develop and deliver baseball, business and broadcast solutions that elevate the fan experience and team performance. His group designs, implements and operates innovative technology infrastructure at Target Field, the Lee County Sports Complex and the Twins’ Dominican Republic Development Academy. He was named a Chief Information Officer of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Orbie Awards in 2013 and 2018. In 2021, John’s collaboration with the Large Venue Tech Collective was recognized with a Minnesota Technology Association Tekne award in the Vibrant Tech Ecosystem/Partnership category. He currently serves as Board Chair on the Advisory Board of the TwinsCitiesCIO Leadership Association.
A veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Avenson served with the United States Marine Corps where he maintained aircraft information for RF-4B and F/A-18 squadrons.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Computer Science, Avenson and his family reside in Minnetonka, MN.