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Joseph J. Plumeri II

Managing Partner

Joseph J. Finley

Managing Partner

Joseph Caruso

Managing Partner

Executive Staff

Jeff Hurley

President & General Manager

Jeff will be entering his 19th season with the Trenton Thunder and seventh as President/General Manager. A native of Hamilton, NJ, Hurley played baseball at nearby Steinert High School and was a pitcher at DeSales University in Allentown, PA graduating with a degree in Accounting before joining the Thunder front office as an intern in 2004.

He was hired as a Group Sales Representative following the 2004 season and has held the titles of Media Relations Assistant, Community Relations and Baseball Operations Manager, Baseball Operations and Accounting Manager, Director of Finance and Baseball Operations and Chief Financial Officer over his years with the Thunder. In September 2015, Jeff was named General Manager/Chief Operating Office becoming the 5th in team history. Following the 2018 season Jeff was voted on by the Eastern League as Executive of the Year.

In addition to his role with the Thunder, Hurley has served as a member of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Young Professionals organization since 2013. In 2017 Hurley was recognized as the Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton Young Professional of the Year voted on by his peers. Hurley also sits on the Board of Directors for the Hamilton Area YMCA, Miracle League of Mercer County, Princeton Mercer Chamber of Commerce, Central Jersey Rebels Baseball Organization, Mercer County Military Action Council and the Hamilton YMCA Advisory Council. Jeff is currently the Chair of the Princeton Mercer Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a member of the Robbinsville-Hamilton Rotary Club.

Jeff is a resident of Hamilton, NJ where he lives with his wife Kacie, his sons Carson and Cameron, and their dog Maddux - who was adopted through the NorthStar Vets Dog of the Day program.

Jon Bodnar

Chief Revenue Officer

Jon joined the Trenton Thunder Front Office Staff in September of 2014 and currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer. He is also the better half of the Trenton Thunder’s Official/Unofficial Podcast, β€œBringing the Boom”. Born and raised in South Jersey, he graduated from James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 2013 with a degree in Marketing. When not at the ballpark, Jon enjoys spending time at the beach down in Cape May, NJ and rooting on the Philadelphia sports teams! β€œgo birds”

Eric Lipsman

Sr. Vice President of Corporate Sales & Sponsorships

Eric is the last remaining member of the original Thunder Front Office. He joined the Thunder organization in December of 1993 as the team's Director of Marketing & Merchandising. In 2001, Eric became the Executive Director of Marketing for both the Thunder and their sister team the Lakewood (now Jersey Shore) BlueClaws (Affiliate of The Philadelphia Phillies). In September of 2005, Eric was promoted to the Vice President of Marketing for both clubs and in November of 2009, he was named Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales and Sponsorships for the Thunder. He ended his affiliation with the BlueClaws after the 2017 season.

Eric oversees all aspects of marketing for the Thunder including national, regional and local sponsorships, promotional night giveaways, and in-game promotions. He is also the editor of the Thunder Road Game Program. Eric also is the caretaker and he shares his office with Thunder Batdogs Rookie & Dash. He previously had the same duties with Chase & Derby. Rookie and Eric have traveled to Yankee Stadium, along with having Rookie retrieving bats in other parks, like Sahlen Field in Buffalo, PNC Field in Scranton, along with Bowie, MD and Staten Island, NY. Eric is a member of the Saint Joseph's University Sports Marketing Advisory Board, which instituted a Sports Marketing Major at the school in the fall of 2011. He also lectures on Sports Marketing and the Business of Baseball at Saint Joseph's University. Eric has worked closely with all the Thunder MLB affiliates the Tigers, Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays, along with Thunder alumni in the Majors on Rehabs and player promotional items like bobbleheads and personal appearances at Thunder games.

Lydia Rios

Vice President, Sponsorship

Lydia brings 28 years of sales experience in the Central Jersey marketplace to the Thunder Corporate Sales Department. As VP of Sponsorships, she oversees corporate partnerships, services local accounts, and provides leadership in the team's sales department. Lydia resides in Hamilton with her three sons, Tyler, Gehrig, and Aaron.

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(609) 394-3300 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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