Loons, Dodgers Extend Partnership until ‘20


Michigan Baseball Foundation (MBF) president, Paul Barbeau, is stepping down after 12 years.

Barbeau will leave his role on May 6 to join the Dow Chemical Company as Director, Real Estate Strategy & Facility Development.“I am very grateful to Bill Stavropoulos – and so many other leaders, community members, and Loons fans – for the opportunity to lead MBF and MBF Enterprises since 2006,” said Barbeau. “As I transition to this new professional opportunity, I am confident this new leadership structure and team will take the Loons and downtown Midland to new heights.”

Barbeau joined MBF and MBF Enterprises (MBFE) in 2006 as the first president and general manager of the Great Lakes Loons and helped launch the team, aid in the building of Dow Diamond, and facilitate the now long-standing partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The MBFE focuses on driving economic development and improving quality of life in the Great Lakes Bay Region. It owns the Great Lakes Loons, ESPN 100.9-FM and the State Street restaurant.

The leadership for the MBFE will now look like this: Scott Litle as Senior Vice President – Chief Operating Officer, Jana Chotivkova as Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, and Chris Mundhenk as Vice President – Chief Revenue Officer.

David Ramaker has joined the organization as Interim President of the Michigan Baseball Foundation. That organization owns the Dow Diamond and leads Momentum Midland.

Barbeau will remain on the Board of Directors for both MBF and MBFE.

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