Ocean City Nor'easters introduce new, familiar faces to front office

Granese Jr. promoted to the club's new general manager

The Ocean City Nor'easters are proud to announce the addition of two new staff members, the return of another and a promotion  and the return of a third. Ahead of the club's 21st season, these three individuals will add professional experience to help the team excel both on and off the field.

From left to right: Director of Community Relations Jill Adamson, Director of Operations Dan Ash, Director of Marketing Mary Reugg and General Manager/Treasurer Giancarlo Granese Jr.
The Ocean City Nor'easters are proud to announce the addition of two new staff members the return of another, and the promotion of a former player.

Ahead of the club's 21st season, these four individuals will add professional experience to help the team excel both on and off the field.

Dan Ash has lived in Ocean City since 2010 and was with the Nor'easters organization in a number of roles from 2010-2014, most notably as the team's Director of Operations. Ash returns to that same role in 2017 hoping to add another memorable experience to his Ocean City resume. During his last tour of duty with the club, the Bucks New University (England) graduate saw the club reach the Third Round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup (losing narrowly to the Philadelphia Union of MLS) and advance to the 2013 PDL Final Four in Austin, Texas.

Mary Reugg has been named the Nor'easters' new Director of Marketing. The Havertown, Penn. native is no stranger to Ocean City. Growing up, she spent all of her summers vacationing in and around the city. She comes to the Nor'easters after a successful career in advertising and marketing for the Philadelphia/South Jersey edition of Brides Magazine and most recently retired from Philadelphia Style Magazine where she was a Senior Account Executive.

Jill Adamson joins the Nor'easters as the club's new Director of Community Relations. After spending her summers in Ocean City as a young child, Adamson moved to the city full-time when she was eight years old. Nor'easters home games will be very familiar to her as she is a proud graduate of Ocean City High School. Adamson earned a BA in Speech and Hearing Science from The George Washington University and a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Temple University. She is currently on staff at Shore Medical Center and has a passion for volunteerism and community service. She is deeply rooted in her community, serving in various charity and fundraising efforts throughout the year. 
 
Jill is married to her husband Tom and they have three beautiful young daughters, who all share a love of the game of soccer and for the entire Nor'easters organization as their hometown team. Her daughters are heavily involved in the club's soccer programs year-round. The positive experiences that her family has enjoyed, especially with building life-long connections with the players, have been immeasurable. She brings years of expertise in event-planning, coordinating and community connections to the club and is committed to enhancing player involvement in functions throughout Ocean City, building community involvement and enriching community relations.

Giancarlo Granese Jr. is a former Nor'easters player who wears many hats within the organization. Granese has acted as the club's Assistant General Manager since 2015 and the Treasurer since last year and is now being promoted to General Manager. He will retain his role as Treasurer for the 2017 season.

Granese has been around the club since his father, Nor'easters President Giancarlo Granese Sr.) bought the club in 2005. He is a true local after being born and raised in Ocean City. He attended Ocean City High School from 2006-09 and played on the soccer team where he helped the Raiders win four Cape-Atlantic League titles, a state championship in 2005, while finishing as the state runner-up in 2007.

Granese made 27 appearances and dished out three assists with the Nor'easters from 2009-14. Granese is also a proud graduate from La Salle University where he played four years of soccer with the Explorers. He played in 21 games and scored a goal.

Granese replaces Kevin Nuss who has moved on to new challanges after helping to engineer three consecutive winning seasons for the Nor'easters from 2014-16. The club won 23 games in three seasons including the 2016 Eastern Conference Championship and 23 players -- including 2016 PDL MVP Chevaughn Walsh -- moved on to sign professional contracts both in the U.S. and abroad.

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