The Baltimore Orioles have announced the addition of David Rovine as Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota to oversee the club’s Sarasota business affairs and community development. In his new role, Rovine will represent the Orioles in the Sarasota County community, furthering the club’s presence through OriolesREACH and its many community programs and establishing and cultivating club partnerships with business, civic, charitable and non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Sarasota County and Gulf Coast regions.
In that capacity, Rovine will oversee the Orioles combined complex (located at the Ed Smith Stadium and Twin Lakes Park sites), which is devoted to presenting Orioles baseball games, generating other sports and entertainment events that promote area tourism and provide substantial economic impact in Sarasota and throughout the region, and hosting year-round athletic training through the Orioles Major League and Minor League Spring Training, Extended Minor League Spring Training, Summer Gulf Coast League, Fall Instructional League, and other athletic rehabilitation programs.
A native of Baltimore and graduate of Towson (MD) University, Rovine has extensive experience in marketing and venue management. He spent seven years with SMG Entertainment, a worldwide entertainment and convention venue management company. In his roles as General Manager of the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois, Rovine was responsible for day-to-day operations, marketing and talent booking for these historic venues. Rovine’s experience also includes nearly nine years as Director of Marketing at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, where he oversaw advertising and promotion and was responsible for attracting and coordinating concerts and other non-racing events.
The Orioles have been a part of the Sarasota community for more than two decades, operating an athletic training center at Twin Lakes Park since 1991. In 2009, the Orioles and Sarasota County began a 30-month construction project to renovate the training center at Twin Lakes Park and the ballpark and training center at Ed Smith Stadium in order to consolidate the Orioles’ Major and Minor League year round operations.
Through Sarasota 365, the Orioles and OriolesREACH, demonstrate the club’s year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. Whether hosting youth activities, participating in charitable causes or partnering in efforts to boost the local economy, the Orioles are active in the region all year long, proving that their commitment to the club’s southern home goes far beyond baseball.
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