Meet The Staff
Marc became SABR's Executive Director in August 2010. Appleman’s broad-based career began as a sportswriter who covered baseball for the Los Angeles Times San Diego Edition. He honed his skills in digital media and sports content development as the Senior Coordinating Editor and Director of SportsNation at ESPN New Media, the Director of Programming at AOL Sports, Managing Editor of FoxSports.com, and as a writer/editor for Sports Illustrated for Kids. He also brings a wealth of strategic and marketing skills to SABR, having worked as Chief Operating Officer for Active.com and President of Content and Programming for Nobok Sports.
Director of Operations
Jeff Schatzki joined SABR in 2012 after several years in the political field. Jeff worked for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano during her six-year tenure as Governor. His responsibilities in the Governor’s Office included working with the professional sports community. He helped facilitate the growth of the Cactus League with the additions of the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition, Jeff was a liaison from the Governor’s Office to the National Football League prior to Super Bowl XLII. Jeff also practiced law as an insurance defense litigator in Washington, D.C. Jeff has a B.A. in History from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Membership and Events Director
Before joining SABR, Deborah Jayne was the Director of Membership for the Arizona Association for Economic Development and the Marketing and Events Director for Arizona Solar Power. She has 15-plus years of performance in sales and marketing, and has worked with technology-based companies. In addition to serving as a Director of Membership and an Events Director, Deb has developed and executed marketing and business plans that resulted in successful projects for major financial and commercial accounts. She volunteers in the community on a regular basis and resides on the Maricopa County Foster Care Review Board No. 3. Deb attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Although she grew up in Portland, Oregon, she credits her father for turning her into a lifelong Yankees fan.
Web Content Editor/Producer
Jacob has been a SABR member since 1998 and is the chairman and newsletter editor for SABR's Black Sox Scandal Research Committee. He moderated a panel discussion on Shoeless Joe Jackson at the 2010 SABR Convention and a panel commemorating the 50th anniversary of Eight Men Out at the 2013 SABR Convention, appeared on an MLB Network special on the Black Sox Scandal, and is a member of the Baseball Records, Deadball Era and BioProject committees. Before he joined SABR in 2011, he spent 10 years working as a reporter, page designer, and editor at the North County Times and San Bernardino Sun newspapers in California, and the Gainesville Times in Georgia.