Front Office Staff
Jim Swanson was named Managing Partner of the Victoria HarbourCats in January 2016, after serving as General Manager and Vice President since 2013. Swanson has been involved in every HarbourCats season since Year Two, with the franchise now entering its sixth season in 2018.
Swanson will continue to lead the Baseball Operations department and head coach Brian McRae’s coaching staff, and oversee business functions with John Wilson, Vice-President/Business. All staff will continue to report to Jim Swanson, who has taken on the team’s seat with the Board of Governors for the West Coast League, including roles with two committees.
Jim has an extensive baseball background as a former professional baseball general manager and long-time media member, coach and baseball promoter. He was formerly Sports Editor of the Prince George Citizen, was VP-GM of the Grand Forks Varmints of the Prairie League (independent) in 1997 and ran the Prairie League office in 1996. Has coached youth and men at international level, and mentioned four times in Bob Elliott's annual Most Influential People In Canadian Baseball, and in 2017 was ranked 76th on that list.
Additionally, has has been Chair of two Baseball Canada Senior Championships, and three World Baseball Challenge tournaments. Swanson was the Manager of national champion Prince George Axemen in 2012, and a coach on 2014 national champion Langley Blaze.
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With the HarbourCats since day one, Brad is a lifelong Victoria resident. His son Kelly, one of his seven children, is a former HarbourCats player, University of Illinois catcher, Blue Jays draft pick, and was an assistant coach on the HarbourCats 2016 coaching staff. Brad leads partnerships and activations, the 50-50 program, and works with managing partner Jim Swanson in all areas of the business.
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A well known local media professional, John joined the HarbourCats in 2016 to spearhead marketing efforts and partnerships. Pollard works closely with Richard Michaels, Brad Norris-Jones and Jim Swanson in these areas. John is the former president of CHEK TV and worked in marketing for Ocean FM and Kiss-FM. He is a board member for Central Saanich Little League and Crimestoppers Victoria.
Michaels has established experience in sales and marketing.
He will work at implementing various partnership initiatives with his focus
on the continued development of community and corporate relationships that
allow Victoria area people to use Harbourcats games as a way to connect.