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Rafters make front office changes

9:11 PM, Jan. 29, 2014  |  Comments
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Darren Besch will be the director of outside ticket sales and Jake Serwe has been named inside sales and operations manager for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, according to a news release from John Fanta, general manager for the collegiate team.

This will be the first season for Besch, who will work with local businesses to create business development and client and employee entertainment solutions. Besch, a native of Madison, was s a sales executive with Princeton Group, Inc., a sports marketing firm in Middleton, and spent the previous four years as an assistant coach with the Madison LaFollette High School baseball team.

In his first season as inside sales and operations manager in 2012, Serwe was an operations intern and head groundskeeper for the team. He was ticket sales and box office manager last summer. This season, Serwe will work with Rafters season ticket package holders, small businesses and local non-profit organizations, including churches and little leagues, securing fund raising and group outings. Serwe also will facilitate the Incourage Community Foundation Lil' Rafters Reading Program as well as Rafters ballpark operations during the summer.

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