SBD/July 12, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Atlantic League Looking For New President After Vote To Restructure Leadership

The independent Atlantic League is searching for a new president following a recent vote to restructure the baseball league's leadership. Current league president and Opening Day Partners Chair Peter Kirk, who operates five Atlantic League franchises, and league Founder & CEO Frank Boulton will remain as a league director and members of the Exec Committee. The league is seeking a new structure in which the president does not have business ties with any particular franchise. "It is time we assume a more traditional form of governance with a leader who is independent of team ownership," Boulton said in a statement. "This is a step the league has been considering for some time." The new president will oversee all business affairs of the league and spearhead ongoing national expansion plans. The Atlantic League last year grew from its traditional Northeast and Mid-Atlantic base with the creation of the Sugar Land Skeeters in suburban Houston.
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