Jon Danos, Partner, President and Chief Operating Officer
Since graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1990, Jon Danos has made a steady climb to the forefront of the minor league baseball industry, a rise that has led to his being named the President of Keystone Baseball, LLC in April, 2003. He is now one of the partners in ODP.
Danos was hired by sister company Maryland Baseball, LLC, as a group sales manager with the Frederick (MD) Keys in 1990. He quickly established himself as a leader both in sales and customer service, abilities which were quickly noticed by his superiors. This led to his being named assistant general manager of Maryland Baseball's next venture, the Class AA Bowie Baysox, in February, 1993. Two and one-half years later, as Maryland Baseball continued to expand, Danos took over the reigns as GM.
Under Danos, the Baysox continued to thrive, winning the coveted Bob Freitas award as the top AA organization in 1998, Bowie's first year of eligibility. The following year, he was named the Eastern League's top executive, and, in 2000, put together an effort that attracted 14,000 fans to an incredibly successful AA All-Star Game played in Bowie.
Since his arrival in Lancaster, Danos has overseen the construction of Clipper Magazine Stadium, the assemblage of the main front office staff, the naming rights and the leasing of skyboxes. He also oversees the other major projects of Opening Day Partners, including the Camden RIversharks, the construction of Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, PA, the operation of the York Revolution and the next project, Regency Furniture Stadium in Charles County, MD.
He lives in Lancaster County, Pa., with his wife, Laura, twins Christopher and Luca and daughter Ava.