January 24, 2017 –The Buffalo Bisons today announced the following promotions and new hires to their full time front office staff. Brad Bisbing has been promoted to the position of Director of Marketing & Public Relations. Ben Wagner has been named the team’s Media Relations Manager along with his broadcast role as ‘The Voice of the Bisons.’
Kimberly Milleville and Shaun O’Lay have been hired as full-time account executives.
Brad Bisbing – Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Bisbing is entering his 14th season with the Bisons organization and will now oversee the team’s marketing, advertising and branding agendas. He will also continue his responsibility for the team’s public and media relations, all team publications and the club’s social media channels. Under his direction, the club’s official website, Bisons.com, has become one of the top visited websites in all of minor league baseball. A graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in broadcast journalism, Bisbing joined the Bisons just prior to the 2004 season as a public relations assistant before being promoted to Public Relations Coordinator in 2005 and then Director of Public Relations in 2008.
Ben Wagner – ‘The Voice of the Bisons’/Media Relations
‘The Voice of the Bisons’ since 2007, Wagner is entering his 11th season with the Herd. He anchors a broadcasting slate that annually includes 142 games on the team’s flagship station, ESPN 1520 AM, as well as the television package on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. As Media Relations Manager, Wagner will coordinate all game day information and media requests as well as represent the Bisons in numerous community appearances. A native of Indiana and graduate of Indiana State University, Wagner came to Buffalo after spending three seasons as the Voice of the Lakewood BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League.
Kimberly Milleville –Account Executive
Milleville enters her first full season with the Bisons after interning with the organization in both 2015 and 2016. A native of North Tonawanda, Milleville graduated from Niagara University in 2016, with a double major in Sports Management and Communications Studies. She has also interned for the Niagara Power in the New York Collegiate Baseball League and has volunteered with The Bogo Brunch Foundation, the Niagara County SPCA and Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital. As an account executive, Milleville will be responsible for season and group ticket sales as well as sponsorship.
Shaun O’Lay –Account Executive
O’Lay first joined the Bisons organization as a ticket office intern in 2014 and was promoted to box office associate in 2015 and assistant sales coordinator in 2016. As an account executive, he will be responsible for season and group ticket sales as well as sponsorship. O’Lay graduated from Niagara University last May with a degree in sports management. A North Tonawanda-native, he also served as an assistant equipment manager for NU’s hockey team for two years as well as a member of Niagara’s gameday crew for three years.
High-res headshots of all promotions/hires are available upon request.