Vice President, Technology
John Avenson, who is in his 24th season with the Twins, was named Vice President of Technology on December 22, 2006. Prior to being named to his current position, Avenson served as Director of Baseball IS/Network.
Avenson oversees and manages the purpose of technology for all disciplines of the organization. Maintaining a close relationship with the Baseball Department, he wrote the application the team uses for Scouting and Player Development. Avenson also wrote the fanbased "Twingo" application that has been widely adopted by many other major and minor league teams. He continues to play an integral part in the planning and implementation of innovative technology at Target Field, Century Link Sports Complex and the Twins Dominican Academy. He was named 2013 Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Prior to joining the Twins, 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 wife Katie, reside in Minnetonka, MN, along with their children Perry, Simon, Lucy and Sidney.