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Stephen Piscotty of Oakland A’s to appear in Pleasanton

Posted by AVHS Athletic Booster Club on Nov 30 2018 at 12:29PM PST
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Piscotty will join top executives of the A’s at luncheon hosted by the Chamber

PLEASANTON, California – The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Oakland A’s to host a first-of-its-kind event in Pleasanton. A Luncheon with the Oakland A’s, featuring Stephen Piscotty, Chris Giles (Chief Operating Officer) and David Rinetti (Vice President, Stadium Operations) is set for Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Marriott Pleasanton.

The A’s right fielder and these top executives, who are all based in Pleasanton, will be speaking about the A’s 2018 season and postseason appearance, the recent stadium announcement, new premium seating and hospitality experiences and everything they look forward to in 2019. The luncheon will be moderated by A’s television broadcaster Glen Kuiper.

The Oakland A’s were the best team in Major League Baseball from mid-June on and won 97 games overall in 2018, earning a spot in the postseason. After beginning the season with the game’s lowest payroll, the A’s are looking to take the next step in 2019 and get deeper into the postseason.

Piscotty, who hit a career-high 27 homers in 2018, grew up in Pleasanton, graduated from Amador Valley High School in 2009 and continued his playing career at Stanford before being drafted in the first round in 2012 by the St. Louis Cardinals. In December of 2017, the Cardinals traded Piscotty to the A’s, so he could be closer to home and aid in his mother Gretchen’s care after she was diagnosed with ALS. Piscotty’s mother died in May.

Giles is the Chief Operating Officer for the A’s and oversees organization-wide strategy and the daily operations for the Club’s revenue-generating functions, including sales, marketing, partnerships, PR and community engagement. Prior to joining the A’s, Giles was the head of sales and marketing for the NFL’s On Location Experience, overseeing sales and marketing efforts for Super Bowl LI. Through the 2015 NFL season, Giles served as the San Francisco 49ers’ Vice President of Sales and Strategy.

Rinetti is the Vice President, Stadium Operations for the A’s and coordinates event management, oversees all game day employees, including ushers, security officers, ticket takers, parking attendants and grounds crew, and assists in all construction related issues at the Oakland Coliseum. Rinetti began his career with the A’s in 1981, serving as stadium operations assistant, where he organized in-stadium promotions and giveaways. From 1987-93, he managed game day operations and maintenance of the A’s luxury suites. In 1994, he was promoted to director of stadium operations and was elevated to vice president in March of 2000.

The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by Amos Productions, Chevron, 1st United Credit Union, Fremont Bank, PG&E, Patelco Credit Union, Photography by KC Chen and UNCLE Credit Union. Cost to attend is $40 per person, and tickets are on sale now at www.pleasanton.org.

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce presents

A Luncheon with the Oakland A’s

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Marriott Pleasanton, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton

11:30 a.m. Networking, 12 noon Lunch & Program

$40 per person

Contact – Susie Weiss, Manager, Communications & Special Events

Phone – 925/846.5858 ext. 201

Email – susie@pleasanton.org

Website – www.pleasanton.org

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