By BRENDAN McGAIR
From the Pawtucket Red Sox:
PAWTUCKET -- The Pawtucket Red Sox announced Tuesday that Matt White has been named Chief Operating Officer. White, 43, started his second tour of duty with the PawSox in 1999 and was named Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in 2000. He began working for the PawSox in 1989 and served in various capacities with the ballclub through 1995 at which time he left to earn his Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island in 1997. Prior to rejoining the PawSox in 1999 he was employed with Arthur Andersen, LLP in Boston.
In his new role, White will oversee the organization's day-to-day business operations and will report directly to team President Mike Tamburro and Sr. VP & General Manager Lou Schwechheimer.
"Matt is immersed in the PawSox culture and has a full understanding of the PawSox role in the community and our dedication to player development in the Boston Red Sox organization," said Tamburro. "He has earned this new challenge with the PawSox and we look forward to working with Matt even more closely on a daily basis."
"It's an honor to move into this new role with the PawSox as it will allow me the chance to work even closer with our president Mike Tamburro and GM Lou Schwechheimer," said White. "This is a tremendous opportunity and I'm excited to work with Mike and Lou, along with our dedicated staff, as we are all committed to providing our fans with the best possible PawSox experience at McCoy Stadium."
A native of Warwick, White graduated from Toll Gate High School in 1988 and College of the Holy Cross in 1992. Matt and his wife Cassia reside in West Greenwich, RI with their daughter Chloe and sons Riley, Jackson and Hunter.
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