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Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman speaking at the Boy Scouts Dinner on May 18

April 13 – Plains of TWP. Brian Cashman, senior vice president and general manager of the New York Yankees will be the keynote speaker at the Distinguished Citizens of America Appreciation Dinner at the annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, May 18 at the Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Cashman has been the Yankees’ general manager since 1998, and during his 25-year tenure, his teams have won four world championships.

“This is an individual who started as an apprentice with the Yankees and worked his way up to the GM position,” said Charlie Jones, president of the Boy Scouts Council. “It doesn’t happen every day. Someone like this has a story we want to hear.”

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor retired Judge Thomas Vanaske and Laurie Noquito, Executive Director of the Northeast Command, at the dinner.

According to Jones, the dinner is an annual recognition of community leaders who exemplify the Scout ideals while achieving notable success in their profession or community service. Proceeds from Scout Dinner Support Programs conducted by Northeastern Pennsylvania Board, BSA.

“Judges Vanaskie and Lori Nocito have both earned an excellent reputation for their impact on our community,” Jones said. “The support they received when they were nominated for recognition was overwhelming.”

Vansky, a former judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Chief Justice of the US District Court for the Central District of Pennsylvania, was appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 2010 where he served with distinction for eight years, participating in and adjudicating many complex and high-profile cases.

Prior to 2010, he served as a judge in the US District Court for the Central District of Pennsylvania for 16 years, including seven years as chief justice.

Lori Nocito serves as Executive Director of the Leadership Northeast Program, an executive development program that informs participants about Northeastern Pennsylvania’s history, business environment, political and civic structures, and community and economic development initiatives.

She has held this position for nearly 20 years and has led hundreds of Northeast Leadership alumni to key roles in community service.

Tickets / Sponsorship

Dinner tickets cost $150 and can be purchased by calling Scout Executive Kevin Bishop at 570-207-1227 ext. 227 or via email at kevin.bishop@scouting.org.

Sponsorship packages ranging from $100 to $7,500 are also available.

About Cashman

According to information provided by the NEPA Council of America’s Boy Scouts, Cashman literally grew up in a Yankees family. He joined the organization in 1986 as a 19-year-old intern in the Junior League and Scout division and now holds one of the sport’s most demanding jobs as Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Over his 36 seasons with the team, he earned five World Championship episodes, including four as a General Manager. Notably, he won his titles with different managers – Joe Toure in 1998, 1999 and 2000, and Joe Girardi in 2009.

Cashman assumed his current position on February 3, 1998, at the age of 30, becoming the second-youngest GM in baseball history. In his first season, he became the youngest GM to win a world championship, and with the 1999 and 2000 championships, he became the only GM in baseball history to win world titles in each of his first three seasons.

His lifetime win ratio of 0.588 (2223-1.559-2) is the highest of any GM with at least 10 seasons of experience beginning her career in 1950 or thereafter, and represents the team’s best win percentage in the major leagues during the same Period.

In all, his clubs held 20 qualifying spots, including 13 division titles, six AL badges and four World Championship titles.

There have been four women in major league history to hold the position of assistant general manager, and Cashman has appointed two of them – Jan Afterman, the current senior vice president and assistant general manager of the Yankees, and Kim Ng, who worked with the Yankees from 1998-2001 and became the first female general in the history of the Yankees. MLB with her appointment by the Miami Marlins during the 2020-21 off-season.

Cashman was born on July 3, 1967 in Rockville Center, New York, and raised in Lexington, Kentucky.

You can reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.

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