Eric George was named the Coordinator of External Services at Stony Brook in June of 2006. George, who first joined the staff in September of 2005 as the external affairs intern, is responsible for coordinating ticket operations, including season, group and individual sales, as well as marketing and promotions and assisting with fundraising events.
George arrived at Stony Brook after spending the summer of 2005 as a host/greeter captain for the Cleveland Indians. In this role, he was responsible for supervising ushers and ticket takers and overseeing a staff of 300 employees at Jacobs' Field.
Before his time at with the Indians, George spent two years as a graduate assistant with the campus recreation office at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The GA for intramural sports, George managed a staff of forty undergraduate students while planning, scheduling, marketing and organizing intramural sports and other campus programs for students.
George also spent five seasons as a guest service representative with the Indians, working with several departments including ushers, ticket takers, marketing, custodial, maintenance, security, merchandising, concessions and ticketing to help enhance the experience for all guests at Jacobs' field.
A 2002 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelors of science degree in operations management and marketing, George spent a semester as an intern in athletic administration at Indiana and a summer as a communications assistant with the Mid-American Conference. He went on to earn his masters in business administration from Southern Illinois in May of 2005.