Chief Executive Officer
Scott Bush joined SABR in 2018 after serving as the Senior Vice President for Business Development with the Goldklang Group. His demonstrated commitment to creativity and his established track record of generating revenue, cultivating new markets, and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders make Bush an ideal fit for the next stage of SABR’s evolution within the baseball ecosystem. Since graduating from the University of Minnesota, Bush held positions with increasing responsibilities in both sports and media, including a five-year stint as Assistant General Manager for the St. Paul Saints, where he played a key role in establishing CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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 in 2011, 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.
Director of Development
Ben Rose joined SABR in 2019 as the Director of Development. He spent the previous 10 years with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit focused on utilizing youth sports to teach life lessons. At PCA, he first served as Executive Director of the Houston chapter before transitioning to Director of Field Operations helping to lead PCA’s national efforts. He has also worked with the the Houston Astros, MLB Advanced Media, the Arizona Fall League, and the NFL’s Houston Texans. He earned his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Rice University.
Director of Editorial Content
Jacob Pomrenke has been a SABR member since 1998 and is the chairman and newsletter editor for SABR's Black Sox Scandal Research Committee. He is the editor of Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox, published by SABR in 2015. 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. He has also written for the Baseball Hall of Fame's Memories and Dreams magazine, The National Pastime Museum, Seamheads.com, and other outlets. 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 Times in Gainesville, Georgia.