Tom Dickson
Managing Partner, PSC
Tom started his professional career with Leo Burnett Advertising, the largest advertising agency in the United States. In his 17 years with Burnett, Tom managed several national and multi-national businesses including Kellogg, Procter & Gamble, Nintendo, Hallmark, and Keebler, gaining an extensive knowledge of all marketing disciplines including advertising, sales promotion, database marketing and sports marketing. Tom was an Executive Vice President when he left Leo Burnett in 1996 to pursue a full time baseball career.
Sherrie Myers
Managing Partner, PSC
Sherrie began her career with the Chicago Tribune in advertising sales. Over the course of the next 20 years, Sherrie progressed through the world of sales management and publishing, working at several national magazines including Smithsonian, Sunset, and Southern Living. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Sherrie was part of start-up teams that launched several national magazines that were later sold to Time-Warner and ABC Cap Cities. In 1999 Sherrie was profiled in Women Entrepreneurs Only, a book featuring 12 prominent female entrepreneurs in the United States.

In 1996, Tom and Sherrie launched their first minor league baseball team, the Lansing Lugnuts. Playing in Oldsmobile Park, a new stadium they developed and constructed in Lansing, Michigan, the Lugnuts have been one of the most successful professional sports franchises in minor league history. The Lugnuts set the Class-A baseball attendance record in 1996 drawing over 535,000 fans. The team’s success is unwavering, as the Lugnuts have averaged more than 400,000 fans per year over the team’s first 11 seasons. Playing a key role in the revitalization of downtown Lansing, the Lugnuts have become an integral part of the mid-Michigan community.

In large part due to the success of the Lugnuts, Tom and Sherrie were named “Entrepreneurs of the Year in the State of Michigan” in 1997.

In 2001, Tom and Sherrie purchased the Charleston Alley Cats in the South Atlantic League and began working with government officials to put together financing for a new ballpark. In October 2002, funding for the new $23.0MM facility was approved. Like its sister team in Lansing, the Charleston club plays in a new state-of-the-art facility designed by Kansas City based architects HNTB that opened in April of 2005.

In 2002, as part of a nationwide competition, Tom and Sherrie were selected by the City of Montgomery, Alabama to bring affiliated baseball to town. Montgomery, as part of its riverfront redevelopment efforts, built a new $26.0MM ballpark that opened in April 2004. Tom & Sherrie announced the team name, “Montgomery Biscuits” a year prior, and received an overwhelming response nationwide. Internet retail sales have brought Biscuits merchandise into 50 states and 7 countries. Attendance in the first three seasons has averaged over 320,000, placing the Biscuits (a AA Tampa Bay Devil Rays affiliate), as the #2 team in attendance in the Southern League despite playing in one of the League’s smallest markets.

In addition to Lansing, Charleston and Montgomery, Tom and Sherrie have been responsible for the development of over $150MM worth of new minor league ballparks over the past eight years in markets such as Dayton, Ohio; Joliet, Illinois; Gary, Indiana; and Eastlake, Ohio.

Tom and Sherrie have been very fortunate to have not only received a variety of awards for their entrepreneurial efforts, but have been covered in a long list of national media stories including The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, USA Today, Southern Living Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, Baseball America and most recently featured on CNN.

In addition to Tom and Sherrie’s sports franchises, they own two other companies, Professional Sports Marketing, a sports consulting company, and Professional Sports Catering, a food catering company. These two companies were founded to provide wide-ranging consulting and food services for professional sports franchises around the country.

Tom and Sherrie live in Wilmette, Illinois with their son, Andrew, and Airedale Terrier, Bonz.


Food Service Management Team

Greg Rauch
Partner, PSC
Greg Rauch, the Montgomery Biscuits General Manager, is responsible for a broad scope of the Biscuits’ organization, including the start-up, layout, design, finance and daily operations of the food service business. He was recently named Southern League GM of the year for 2006. Prior to his 2004 debut with the Biscuits, he spent eight years with the record setting Lansing Lugnuts. Greg began his tenure with the Lugnuts as a key member of the start-up team, where he eventually progressed from Box Office Manager to General Manager (in 2000). Greg managed the initial transition from Volume Services to the Lugnuts’ internal food operation in 2001. From there, he developed his knowledge and understanding of catering and concessions’ operations and was able to implement that in the start-up of the food operation in Montgomery, Alabama.

Jonathan Harris
Partner, PSC
Jonathan attended the University of Tulane in New Orleans on an academic
scholarship, and graduated with a degree in Science & Management/Accounting
in 1999.

After graduation, Jonathan moved to Chicago and began his career in finance. Jonathan spent his first two years in Chicago at KGN, a major accounting firm in Chicago. Following that, Jonathan moved to Jeff McClusky & Associates, an entertainment company in Chicago, where he oversaw the entire finance operation of the mid-sized, entreprenuerial company.

In 2002, Jonathan began his career with Professional Sports Marketing. At PSM, Jonathan is reponsible for all corporate finance and human resource functions. During his tenure at PSM, Jonathan has developed an expertise
in all matters relating to the finance of minor league baseball franchise including on-going operations, taxation, insurance, lease negotiation and investor relations. Additionally, Jonathan has been integrally involved with several new business start-ups, as well as team acquisiton, refinancing and divestiture. Following the formation of Professional Sports Catering,
LLC in 2005, Jonathan took over as Director of Finance for PSC as well.

Jonathan and his wife Cara live in Chicago.

Nick Kavalauskas
GM of PSC's Midland Operation
Nick will oversees the food service operation for the new Single-A minor league baseball team, the Great Lakes Loons in Midland, Michigan. A native of Troy, Ohio and graduate of Eastern Michigan University, he brings more than12 years of experience in the food service industry, including the last three seasons as Director of Food Service for the Montgomery Biscuits.

Jason Wilson
Director of Food Service, Montgomery Biscuits
Jason oversees all food service venues and needs at Riverwalk Stadium. He brings more than 15 years of food service experience to the Biscuits. Jason has been a chef and food service director with several sports teams across the country including the Birmingham Barons, Lansing Lugnuts, Salt Lake Stingers, Charleston Alley Cats, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals. Jason resides in the Cloverdale district of Montgomery.

Dave Parker
Director of Food Service, Lansing Lugnuts
Dave joined the Lugnuts’ food service team in 2001, and became Director of Food Service in 2003. He joined the staff as the team’s Warehouse Manager, responsible for ordering and receiving food and beverage products. In 2002, Dave was promoted to Concessions Manager, overseeing the sales of over $1MM in
concessions (food and beverage), while managing a staff of more than 150 part-time employees and several non-profit groups. In 2003, he took over as Director of Food Service, and is now responsible for the additional duties of managing catering to the Lugnuts’ 25 luxury suites and three premier picnic venues.

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