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NEWS BRIEFS WILLIAMS LEAVES POST WITH ORIOLES IN SARASOTA The Baltimore Orioles have announced that Laura Williams, who had been director of operations in Sarasota since the team began spring training in the city in 2010, ���has decided to move on to other opportunities.��� Doug Duennes, executive vice president of business operations for the team in Baltimore, sent an email to staff on Dec. 17 about the change. ���Until further notice, Trevor Markham will be [the] primary point of contact on all Orioles matters,��� Duennes wrote. Trevor Markham/Photo by Norman Schimmel added. ���We wish Laura the best of luck in her Markham has been manager of ticket opera- future endeavors.��� tions for the team in Sarasota. Pat Calhoun of the Sarasota County Sports Williams had been with the Orioles for more Commission notified the County Commission than 14 years, according to Duennes��� email. of the personnel changes in an email on Dec. ���Laura���s work over the past three years in as- 18. Referring to Williams, he wrote, ���We will sisting with the team���s Sarasota outreach has certainly miss her energetic and charming perconcluded with the club well placed in new sonality [and are] appreciative of a positive state of the art facilities and firmly relocat- impact she [has] left on the Sarasota commued to our vibrant new community,��� Duennes nity.��� Laura Williams/Photo by Norman Schimmel

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