Jon Shestakofsky Named Hall of Fame’s Vice President, Communications and Education

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Jon Shestakofsky, who most recently served as Manager of Media Relations and Baseball Information for the Boston Red Sox, has been named Vice President of Communications and Education for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. He begins his new position in Cooperstown today, April 25.

A 2005 graduate of Wesleyan University and a native of Belmont, Mass., Shestakofsky is working his 13th year in baseball in 2016, having spent parts of the last 10 seasons with the Boston Red Sox beginning in 2007. In his most recent role with the Red Sox, Shestakofsky served as a liaison for media, players and staff, and led all baseball information efforts. He also made significant contributions to publications ranging from game notes to media guide and the Red Sox magazine.

Shestakofsky began his baseball career with the Lowell Spinners in 2004 and has worked the last nine postseasons for the Red Sox and Major League Baseball. In his new role with the Hall of Fame, Shestakofsky will oversee the Museum’s communications, education and outreach efforts.

"We are excited to have Jon join the Hall of Fame staff, given his commitment to excellence and passion for the game's history,” said Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson. “He has a proven track record in a large market in traditional and digital strategic media and public relations, which will serve the museum well.”

Shestakofsky replaces Brad Horn, whose last day at the Hall of Fame will be Friday, April 29. Horn, who joined the Hall of Fame in February 2002 and has worked 20 seasons in baseball, will begin a fellowship program this summer at the University of Florida.

“We wish Brad well, and we are grateful to him for his 14 years of service to the Museum,” Idelson said. “Under his leadership, the Museum's communications strategies and education programs have grown tremendously and its ties to the baseball community, strengthened. We wish him well in his pursuit of his doctoral degree in mass communications."