Kim Parker is a Burlington native who has had the joy of having minor league baseball in her backyard all her life. She started working for the Bees as game day staff 16 years ago at the age of 16. Kim worked in all aspects of the ballpark-- souvenirs, concessions, beer stand, event staff, and stadium operations.
While a seasonal employee for the Bees, she received her undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University in Spanish in 2008; she went on to receive her Master’s in Business Administration from Western Illinois University in 2011. Kim started out as the Director of Group Outings, Ticketing and Merchandising, and now she has recently been promoted to General Manager, the first female General Manager in Bees History.
Kim wears many hats in the organization: Advertising sales, all group outing sales, hiring, overseeing and scheduling all game day staff, and working with volunteer organizations. She serves as the lead and manager for several areas including: Food and Beverage Operation, Retail, Public Relations, Ticketing, Purchasing and heads our non-profit organization that raises money for capital improvements at the ballpark. Kim also coordinates the Buzz Reading Club Program, jersey auctions, food drives and donations. In addition to her day-to-day work she has played a key role in securing host family housing for all players and coaches on our roster. Our host families offer rent free housing for the duration of the season.
Kim strives to continually improve our ballpark and does so by leading The Friends of Community Field, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for capital improvements around the ballpark. Over the last few years, the funds raised have been used for a new playground, new lighting and bleachers. She heads four events over the course of the year to bring in funds for Friends of Community Field.
Parker was recognized as the Midwest League, Female Executive of the Year in 2015. Kim is happily married to her husband Quintin; they have a 13 year old daughter Taryn.
Burlington Bees Baseball
Executive of the Year in 2015
Courtney Mullen currently serves as the Director of a Federal Workforce program helping at-risk youth, adults, and dislocated workers. As the program director, she provides leadership in the development, delivery, and evaluation of programs and services as outlined in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act legislation, the Local Service Plan and other contracted services with the Iowa Department of Workforce Development. Courtney has spoken at local and national conferences about her experience in higher education, workforce development, and working with re-entry citizens.
She has a passion for working with disadvantaged individuals starting with volunteering in high school. She received her BA from the University of Iowa in Communication Studies with a program emphasis on Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication. She is currently working on her Masters of Art in Organizational Leadership through Buena Vista University.
Her volunteer and work experience include food pantry distribution, high school mentorships, Junior Achievement, Bridges out of Poverty Advisory Board, and summer lunch programs.
Region 16 Title I Co-Director
IowaWORKS- a Proud Partner of
the American Job Center network
Motivator | Advocate | Mentor
Leah Jones is the co-owner of Radio Keokuk, a broadcast and media company out of Keokuk IA, bringing you 1310 KOKX and 93.9 WCEZ. She serves on the Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau board along with the Keokuk Chamber Ambassador Committee, among other various committees in the Keokuk and surrounding area.
She started out her radio career in Keokuk with Withers Broadcasting at the age of 19 yrs old. Leah moved to New York in 2007 where she continued her career with Clear Channel, now known as iHeart Radio on the Brother Wease morning show.
She returned to the area in 2016 and was ecstatic to return to her hometown stations, now under new ownership. In 2018, she became co-owner of the station and KOKX was back under local ownership for the first time in over 30 years. A story that garnered national attention in media outlets and radio stations across the country.
Leah lives in Keokuk with her significant other, Brian and their family. You can view her website RadioKeokuk.com, for all of the stations events and programming.
Co-owner Radio Keokuk
On Air Personality, Office & Social Media Manager
NY Model & Clear Channel Radio Assistant Producer
Becky Rump is a lifelong resident of Wever, Iowa and 1974 graduate of FMHS. Becky has a BS in Physical Geography; Minor in French from 1978, plus MA in Urban & Regional Planning/ Rural Environmental Planning from 1980. She married Fort Madison native Charlie Rump that fall and began working full-time at the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission. In 1981, she was hired to head the Southeast Iowa Regional Housing Authority and then was named Executive Director of the SEIRPC in 1986, the first female to hold that position. In January 1987, she joined Southeastern Community College to direct its economic development program and grant writing department. She was the first woman to serve on the President’s Cabinet.
While at SCC she also managed and expanded the SCC Foundation, helped establish and lead the SCC Alumni Association, coordinated the college’s accreditation efforts, led capital campaigns and tax levy, get out the vote committees, established a permanent college art collection, and served as contributing editor to the college’s magazine.
She retired June 30, 2019 after 32 years as Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Community College.
Retired - 2nd Executive Director, Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Community College