Sports and entertainment executive Shawn Smith has been named general manager of Florida Operations and JetBlue Park at Fenway South for the Boston Red Sox.
Smith will manage all community, facility and event operations for JetBlue Park, including Red Sox Spring Training, as well as oversee all capital improvement projects and business development of JetBlue Park and the adjacent Fenway South parcels, according to a press release. Smith served two stints as general manager of the Lowell Spinners over 15 years and nine years with the National Basketball Association, the release adds.
“Shawn’s extensive experience at the executive level of business development and operations, coupled with his contributions as a member of the extended Red Sox family during his time as general manager of the Lowell Spinners make him uniquely qualified to oversee the day-to-day operations of JetBlue Park,” Red Sox COO and EVP Jonathan Gilula says in the release. “Shawn is a strong addition to the incredibly dedicated team at JetBlue Park and we are thrilled to welcome him as we prepare for the upcoming 2023 Spring Training season.”
“I am honored to be part of the Red Sox organization and greater Lee County community,” Smith adds in the statement. “JetBlue Park is an incredible facility and I look forward to providing a world class experience for our players, staff, and members of Red Sox Nation at Fenway South."