The Atlanta Braves announced today that Brandon Bennett will take over as the Danville Braves General Manager beginning in January.
“I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity to continue as both a part of the Braves organization and Danville community and excited for the 2020 season,” Bennett said.
Bennett will serve as the team’s third general manager through 26 years in Danville.
On Dec. 6, the Atlanta Braves announced David Cross would be leaving Danville for a promotion to the Rome Braves, located in Rome, Georgia.
“I’m thankful for Dave’s leadership for the past 20 years and what he’s done to prepare me for this position in the time that we’ve worked together,” Bennett said.
In eight years with the club, Bennett has helped the D-Braves become more efficient in concessions and ticket sales.
“Moving forward we’d like to continue what we’ve always had here and that’s professional baseball that is family friendly, affordable and accessible for as many people as possible. With that in mind each year we try to come up with new ways to generate excitement for both casual and hardcore baseball fans,” Bennett said.
In addition to traditional marketing methods, Bennett has also created new avenues for growth on social media and in digital marketing.
“We will continue to leverage digital avenues as we seek out the best way to communicate the different offerings that we have,” Bennett said.
The Jacksonville, North Carolina native was promoted to the position after serving as the assistant general manager with Danville from the 2016 through 2019 seasons.
Bennett began his career in sports with the D-Braves working as a sales and operations trainee in 2010 and later served as the Sales and marketing manager from 2010-2013.
“Brandon is ready for the role of general manager and to lead the Danville Braves operations, having spent the past few seasons as assistant general manager combined with his prior experience in sales and operations,” said Chip Moore, executive vice president of Braves minor league operations and special projects.
Bennett has been married to his wife, Hannah, for six years, and they have one son, Newt. Bennett is well involved in the Danville community and serves in several roles at Mount Hermon Baptist Church.
As the 2020 baseball season approaches, Bennett is looking forward to continuing support for the community.
“As we prepare for the upcoming season we will do our best to support the community that has supported us for the past 27 years,” Bennett said.
For more information about the Danville Braves 2020 season, visit dbraves.com or follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.