The Landmark Conference is proud to note that one of major league baseball’s oldest and most storied franchises is currently employing one Goucher College graduate, another from Susquehanna University and a soon-to-be senior who attends Drew University.
Billie Weiss – Staff Photographer
Weiss has been with the Boston Red Sox for four seasons, and has provided an outstanding array of excellent action and still shots. He has covered all bases related to the team – spring training, player action shots, Red Sox community appearances, and special events at Fenway Park. He has also done portraits and stories for Red Sox Magazine and other publications, while also shooting and editing video pieces for special projects assigned by the organization.
While at Goucher, Weiss was a four-year letterwinner on the men’s tennis team, while majoring in communications & media studies with a Spanish language minor.
Weiss is quick to point out that his time at Goucher gave him both the practical experience and classroom essentials needed to be successful. “I use both the academic and athletic lessons learned at Goucher College every day here with the Red Sox,” said Weiss. “This is a large organization and we spend countless hours together, especially during the season, so collaboration and teamwork are really important. Those values were stressed every day in the Goucher tennis program and within my major. They definitely carry over to my work here as part of a professional sports team.”
Andrew Dennen – Client Services
In May of 2007, only a week after graduation, Andrew Dennen landed his dream job, as he was hired to work in professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox. Dennen, a business administration major with an emphasis in marketing, while at Susquehanna, began working for the Red Sox business office, and has now moved to the position of client services manager. He handles the day to day contact for all premium season ticket holders and their guests in the EMC Club, which requires him to focus on retention, game day amenities and quality customer service. In addition, Dennen is responsible for the operation of the State Street Pavilion Club, which houses the largest amount of Premium Club members at Fenway.
A former baseball student-athlete for the Crusaders, Dennen knew Susquehanna was a place he could call home, and could give him the tools to succeed in the professional work place. “Susquehanna University is a place that I will always call home,” said Dennen. “President Jay Lemons has instilled core values into the university, professors, employees and students that I still take to my current job each and every day.”
“SU always felt like family to me, and I try to bring that feeling to our premium season ticket holders when they come here to Fenway Park. Our department, and my role both go well beyond the typical business to client relationship. We become a part of our client’s family, and they become a part of ours. Susquehanna University has always felt like a place that teaches you those things better than anyone else.”
Taryn Murphy – Client Services Assistant
Drew University ‘16
Drew University senior Taryn Murphy joined the Red Sox Client Services staff in May. She is serving the club as a client services summer intern, where she primarily focuses on current and prospective premium season ticket holders. She handles all of the social media marketing for the premium clubs at Fenway Park which includes the EMC Club, State Street Pavilion Club, Wheels Up Clubhouse, and corporate suites.
Murphy, a current student-athlete with the Rangers’ Field Hockey team, and a double major in Sociology and Spanish, knows the dedication of being a student-athlete has assisted her in many ways, including the preparation and daily focus of assigned tasks. "Being a student-athlete at Drew has prepared me for a career after graduation in multiple ways,” said Murphy. “I have developed strong time management and organizational skills due to my academic, athletic, and extracurricular commitments throughout the school year.”
“In addition, I have learned how to divide and conquer when presented with a task, work as a team with others to accomplish a goal, and to put in the extra time if you want to get positive results. I am grateful for the experience I have had thus far as a student-athlete at Drew, and I am excited for what’s ahead as I begin my senior year!"