Lewandowski Named IL Executive of The Year

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Indianapolis Indians General Manager Randy Lewandowski has been named the 2016 International League Executive of the Year. He has been general manager since October 2014. Under his leadership, Indianapolis led Minor League Baseball with 636,888 in attendance this season and has eclipsed 630,000 fans in each of his first two seasons as GM, the fourth consecutive year the club has reached that mark. In addition to record attendance figures, Lewandowski's tenure as GM has been characterized by a commitment to giving back to the Indianapolis community. The 2016 season saw the Indians tally more than $130,000 in donations to local organizations through charitable fundraising efforts and partnerships. Lewandowski joined the Indians in 1994 as a ticket office intern. From there, he served stints as an assistant ticket manager and director of operations prior to spending 2002-06 as one of the team’s two assistant general managers. He became the sole assistant GM in 2007. For seven years, he helped guide the Indians by overseeing the marketing, operations and ticket departments. Under his guidance, the team recorded five straight seasons of increased attendance, including leading all of Minor League Baseball in 2013, and setting a Victory Field record in 2014. He graduated with a degree in business management from Anderson University in 1993. He was also four-year starter on the Ravens’ baseball team, where he earned academic All-American honors as a first baseman and pitcher.

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