Nashville, TN — The Nashville Sounds announced today that Brad Tammen has been named the team’s new General Manager. Since October 2009, Tammen has served as the club’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
“We’ve been impressed with Brad since he arrived. He has already made tremendous contributions to the Sounds organization,” said Sounds owner Frank Ward. “His extensive experience and strong leadership skills will help guide this club into the future.”
“Nashville felt like home from the moment we arrived,” Tammen said. “This is a great organization and I’m excited about the opportunity to help the Sounds thrive and grow.”
Tammen replaces former General Manager George King, who decided to leave the team to pursue other opportunities in baseball.
With Tammen overseeing the team’s sales efforts, the Sounds enjoyed an attendance increase of nearly 14,000 fans to 319,235 during the 2010 season.
In addition to his other duties, Tammen managed the Sounds “Play Ball!” Project this summer, which contributed more than $130,000 to help youth baseball organizations in Middle Tennessee affected by the flood.
Before he came to Nashville, Tammen spent nine years with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, where he served as Assistant General Manager and oversaw corporate sales as well as all game day operations.
He began his career in 1990 with the Triple-A Oklahoma City 89ers/Oklahoma RedHawks. During his 11 years in Oklahoma City, Tammen served as the director of sales and promotions and was instrumental in directing sales and marketing efforts for the opening of AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in 1998.
A native of Charleston, Illinois, Tammen is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. He and his wife, Tammy, have three children: Adalida, Camden, and Layla.