Sheboygan, WI – The Sheboygan Athletic Club, sponsoring organization of the Sheboygan A’s semi-pro baseball team, has announced the hiring of Andrew Viglietti as the organization’s first Executive Director.
The move signifies a forward shift for the organization, which has worked exclusively as a volunteer organization since its inception in 1962.
Viglietti brings a wealth of leadership experience in the non-for-profit sector, having led both the Humane Society of Sheboygan County, as well as the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice through challenging times. Through his expertise, Viglietti helped both organizations emerge stronger and more vibrant than ever before. He has been tasked with bringing that same passion and dedication to the Sheboygan A’s to make the organization sustainable for the future.
“Andrew brings the professionalism and experience we need to take the A’s to the next level,” said Sheboygan Athletic Club President Scott Stangel. “His demonstrated not-for-profit leadership experience, combined with his fundraising background, suit our needs perfectly.”
Viglietti will be tasked with leading the organization, including its day-to-day operations and strategic planning. He brings a strong fundraising background to the club, having led numerous successful capital campaigns as well as yearly campaign drives.
“This is a great opportunity to combine a passion of mine, baseball, with my skills and experiences, and my true driving focus, to make Sheboygan a better place,” Viglietti said. “The Sheboygan A’s have a bright future and I am excited to be on board.”
The Sheboygan Athletic Club was formed in 1962 with the purpose of fielding the Sheboygan A’s baseball club. Under the direction of leaders such as Denny Moyer, who has served as the team’s General Manager since 1968, the team is widely regarded as one of the best semi-pro organizations in the Midwest.
The Sheboygan Athletic Club is a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is “To provide a memorable entertainment experience for everyone”. The organization not only founded the Sheboygan A’s, but the club also returned high school baseball to Sheboygan, developed a youth baseball program, and constructed Wildwood Baseball Park in conjunction with the City of Sheboygan in 1982. The organization has maintained the facility ever since, spending over $1.5 million on upgrades. The team is a charter member of the Wisconsin State League and also competes in the Northeastern Wisconsin League.
The Sheboygan A's are members of the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League. The A's have helped develop more than 41 players that have reached professional baseball, including 2002 World Series Champion Jarrod Washburn (Anaheim Angels). All Sheboygan A's home games are played at Wildwood Baseball Park in Sheboygan. Connect with the A's on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.