The Cactus League announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Bridget  Binsbacher as its first executive director. 

Binsbacher was promoted from the Cactus League’s Director of Operations position, which she served during the 2018 season. She has worked in the Cactus League for over a decade and was hired as its first female executive board member in 2012, and is also a Peoria City Council member.

“We are excited to name Bridget to the newly created role of Executive Director,” Cactus League President Jeff Meyer said in a press release. “As Director of Operations, she did a great job overcoming many challenges facing the organization. With her long experience in spring training and strong relationships statewide, Bridget is the ideal choice to lead the Cactus League.”

Binsbacher will oversee the Arizona-based Cactus League’s strategic initiatives and maintain business relationships with the organization’s 15 MLB franchises that train in the state. She will also help in promoting and fundraising for the league.

In a press release Binsbacher said she is honored to be named to the position.

Adding, “Spring training is a key driver in Arizona’s economy and a source of pride for all Arizonans. I look forward to working with our stakeholders to ensure the long-term vitality of the spring training industry.”

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