It is our mission to be the number one summer sports entertainment choice in Illinois. We will achieve this by building trust with our fans and partners, providing professional baseball, superb customer service and a fun and affordable experience every time they come to the ballpark.
Steve Malliet began the Normal CornBelters in 2009 after spending the previous 4 seasons with the River City Rascals as their President. Prior to his time in River City, Steve served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Joliet Jackhammers in the Northern League. He started his career as a Corporate Sales Manager for the Milwaukee Brewers for two seasons before moving on to start up the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Organization (Atlanta Braves Affiliate). He received his first General Manager position with the Wisconsin TimberRattlers in 1994 and helped the organization move into a new stadium in 1995. He was named Executive of the Year in the Midwest League in 1995 and the TimberRattlers went on to win the Bob Freitas Award in 1996 as the Most Outstanding Franchise in Minor League Baseball in their class.
Michael is in his third season in the Cornbelters front office as the Assistant General Manager by way of Charleston, SC. Originally from Ridgefield, Connecticut Michael or “Petrini” earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from Endicott College of Beverly, Massachusetts. He began his career in baseball as an intern with the Charleston RiverDogs, Single “A” affiliate of the New York Yankees. Upon finishing school he joined the RiverDogs front office as a Sales Manager focusing on group and season ticket sales while maintaining and generating the Grassroots marketing campaign as well as overseeing the Kidz Zone on game nights. After four seasons Michael left the RiverDogs for The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina where he earned an MS in Sports Management. Michael resides in Bloomington with his wife Erin, dog & cat. Michael and Erin are avid sports fans and enjoy rooting for the Clemson Tigers, New York Yankees and New York Giants. Well, Michael roots for the Yankees…
Deana is heading into her second season in the CornBelters front office as the Business Manager. She is joining the team with over a decade of management and bookkeeping experience. Deana was born and raised in the Bloomington/Normal area. Her hobbies include reading, boating and spending time with her friends and family.
Scott is very excited about his second year working with the Normal CornBelters. He has been working in the food and beverage industry for almost 30 years with companies such as Red Robin and Illinois River Winery. He owned his own restaurant in Utah. Scott was born just up the road in Aurora and shortly after moved to Pennsylvania. He was an air traffic controller in the Air Force and then went on to work in the FAA. Spending some time in New York, Scott became a Yankees fan and a Jets fan. He was a Yankees season ticket holder for over a decade. Derek Jeter is his hero. He is no stranger to working with great sports teams. While in college at the University of Utah, he was on the defensive staff for the illustrious football team. In 2009 they beat Alabama in the Sugar bowl. Go Utes!!! Scott lives with his girlfriend Jaimie and their puppies Tank and Murphy.
Elana has finished her first season with the CornBelters as our Community Relations Director. Elana graduated summer of 2016 from the University of North Alabama with a degree in Mass Communication Public Relations while finishing her degree as an intern for the 2016 CornBelters season. She is a former collegiate athlete who played volleyball at Kankakee Community College and The University of North Alabama. Sports have been a lifestyle since youth and she enjoys watching Chicago sports, especially The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. Her hobbies consist of dancing, trying new foods and adventurous outdoor activities.
Jacob has finished his first season with the CornBelters as our Box Office Manager. He is currently attending Illinois State University and majoring in Recreation Management. Jacob is from Germantown Hills, Illinois; about 15 minutes outside of Peoria. He has been involved in sports all his life and loves to watch, as well as play them. Jacob's favorite teams include the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Rams, and the University of Kansas Jayhawks!
With his exciting 4 years carrying the two-time MVFC champion Redbird Football team as an equipment manager, Zak Kerby is looking forward to his second season at the Corn Crib as Clubhouse Manager. As a May 2016 graduate from Illinois State University with a degree in Recreation and Park Administration, Kerby is ecstatic to start his first job out of college with the Cornbelters. A native of Berwyn, IL, Zak is a die-hard Green Bay Packers and Chicago Blackhawks fan.
Keith is in his 4th season as Public Address voice for the CornBelters. He has been involved in broadcasting for over 30 years, mostly doing play-by-football including three IHSA championship games. He has lived in Central Illinois his entire life and currently resides in Le Roy. When he has free time he likes to travel.
In April 2015, McLean County Orthopedics were announced as the "Official Team Doctors" of the Normal CornBelters. At MCO we treat all types of orthopedic conditions and offer a comprehensive range of services. Founded in 1976 by Dr. Jerald Bratberg, a graduate of Harvard Medical School. We've treated over 50,000 patients and attracted the finest physicians, therapists, nurses, technicians, and administrative staff totaling over 90 employees. MCO is the only surgery center in McLean county certified for overnight stay which is part of The Center for Outpatient Medicine (TCOM). Please visit us at www.mcleancountyorthopedics.com or stop in person. Our office is located on Route 9 (Empire Street), across from the old Bloomington airport.
Stout Chiropractic is the Official Chiropractor of the Normal CornBelters. For 25 years Dr. Stout and his team of professionals have been serving the Bloomington-Normal community to help achieve a better state of health through individual chiropractic care, supportive therapies, lifestyle modifications and wellness coaching. Visit the Stout Chiropractic Team at 214 South Linden St. and see how they can help add years to your life and life to your years.
Corny is the official mascot of the Normal CornBelters. He was born on August 7th of 2009 at 10:00 AM right here in Normal. Corny will be at every CornBelters game this summer getting the fans pumped up and rooting the CornBelters to victory! He also makes appearances throughout Central Illinois at schools, libraries, malls and many other locations.
Tim Leighton counsels clients in Central Illinois and metropolitan Washington, DC as a lawyer and Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner on trusts, wills, probate, business, charitable and tax matters. Most business clients are closely held enterprises and tax-exempt organizations. They rely on Tim for formation, transition, transaction, employment, and development needs. Tim also helps with strategies to recruit, retain and reward key people. Tim helps family clients find better ways to secure peace of mind and to preserve, protect, and grow assets. Clients also rely on the firm for trust administration and probate.
Introducing Bailey and her trainer Stephie from K-9 Country Club. Bailey will run the bases after every CornBelter win and will occasioanlly take balls out to the umpires for your entertainment. Welcome Bailey the CornBelter Yellow Lab!