PLABA elects new board members for 2023

By Justin Braun

The Prior Lake Amateur Baseball Association (PLABA) is pleased to announce the results of the board elections for this year. The elections took place on January 11th at the annual meeting, and the following individuals have been elected to the board of directors:

President: Mike Keating

Vice President: Greg Faue

Secretary: Justin Braun

Treasurer: Bryan Bohnsack

Director (Operations): Joseph Chapman

Director (Marketing): Tim Smith

Director (At-Large): Scott McNally

Director (At-Large): Taylor Smith

Director (At-Large): Takuma Padilla

“Thank You” to Director Scott Geisler and Treasurer Ben Kelsey for their service to the Board. Both Geisler and Kelsey vacated their seats for the 2023 term.

Two new faces join the PLABA Board

Two new but familiar supporters of Prior Lake Baseball were elected to the PLABA Board in 2023:

Newly elected board members Tim Smith and Bryan Bohnsack join PLABA in 2023 as marketing director and treasurer, respectively.

Bryan Bohnsack joins the PLABA Board as the newly elected treasurer. Bryan, raised in Prior Lake, was along for the ride with the newly formed Jays in 1987 as a batboy and continues to proceed with his family’s engagement in townball via his interest to assist as a board member. As a former member of the Mudcats, he looks forward to working with all the teams under PLABA to promote and expand our involvement in the local community.  

Tim Smith joins the PLABA Board as a newly elected director, responsible for PLABA’s marketing and fundraising activities. Tim is a business owner and entrepreneur and has been involved with baseball in Prior Lake for many years. He looks forward to working with PLABA to increase public interest in Prior Lake Baseball at all levels.

The PLABA would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to all the candidates who put their names forward for the election. The association is fortunate to have so many dedicated individuals willing to volunteer their time and effort to ensure that our players and fans have a positive and enjoyable amateur baseball experience in Prior Lake.

Congratulations to the newly elected board members, and thank you to all the members of the PLABA for your continued support.