General Manager of the Rome Braves, has been named Vice President of Florida Operations for the future home of the Atlanta Braves Spring Training facility being developed in the West Villages in North Port, Florida, after serving as a General Manager for twenty one years within the Braves organization.
“Mike has been an incredible asset to our organization and his strong leadership and organizational skills are a perfect fit for our new facility in Sarasota County,” said Mike Plant, Braves President of Development.
“I am honored and excited for this new challenge with the Atlanta Braves,” says Dunn. “Our new Florida Spring Training Complex will be wonderful for North Port, Sarasota County, West Villages and the Atlanta Braves players and fans. Rome will forever be a part of me and my family. State Mutual Stadium is a great community asset with outstanding baseball fans and where many memories were made.”
A native of Meadville, PA, Dunn joined the Atlanta Braves organization in 1991 as part of the stadium operations department. Upon graduation from Elon College, Dunn began working with the Braves AA team in Greenville, South Carolina as the Director of Stadium Operations. He was later promoted to Assistant General Manager, and then in 1996 he became the General Manager of the Macon Braves. From 2001 – 2002, Dunn served as the project manager for the construction of the facility in Rome while continuing his role as the General Manager for the Macon Braves.
He has earned a variety of recognitions throughout his career which include Georgia Trend magazine’s 40 under 40, General Manager of Year for the South Atlantic League and Executive of the Year in 2008 by the South Atlantic League and Minor League Baseball. In 2010, Dunn was inducted into the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame. Dunn is married to Amanda and they have twin sons, Nicolas and Nathan.