Nor'easters will have big shoes to fill as search begins for Director of Marketing, Community Relations
The Ocean City Nor’easters are announcing the departure of an important member of the club’s family. Jill Adamson, the Nor’easters’ director of community relations and marketing director, is stepping down from both of her roles with the club.
Adamson has spent the last three years with the Nor’easters and has been a vital part of team’s success off the field, which has helped fuel the team’s success on the field.
“One of my greatest joys has been the relationships my family and I have had with the players from all over the world over the years,” said Adamson. “These are bonds that allow us to stay in touch long after they leave Ocean City. It's been my true pleasure to work with these young men and to serve with them in the community."
In addition to spearheading player hospitality services (making sure players were fed, housed, transported when needed, etc.) and the players host family program, Adamson has organized countless community events during her three years with the club. From player appearances in and around Ocean City, to events supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand, working the concession stand on gameday, and numerous other community outreach programs.
One of Adamson’s biggest accomplishments was the creation of the Friends of the Ocean City Nor’easters Foundation. The foundation was established to raise funds to create scholarship opportunities for all kids to attend the Nor’easters year-round camps and clinics regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to making the Nor’easters’ camps more accessible to the community, the foundation also took part in charitable endeavors within the Ocean City community and surrounding areas, as well as $500 scholarship award to a 2019 graduating OCHS senior (male or female) who exemplifies the core qualities of the club.
“Jill has been great for the club the past three years,” said Nor’easters general manager Giancarlo Granese Jr. “She has really made things very easy for the club and taking so much off our hands to make everything room smooth every season. She will be truly be missed next year.”
The city of Ocean City has always been a part of Adamson’s life as someone who grew up in Ocean City. Home games for the Nor’easters at Carey Stadium (“The Beach House”) were always a familiar place for Jill because she is an athlete and a proud graduate of Ocean City High School.
Adamson earned a BA in Speech and Hearing Science from The George Washington University and a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Temple University. She is currently on staff at Shore Medical Center.
Jill and her husband Tom have three beautiful young daughters, and chances are, if you’ve been to a Nor’easters event, you’ve seen them there. All of them share a love of the game of soccer and for the entire Nor'easters organization as their hometown team. The positive experiences that her family has enjoyed while being part of the Nor'easters family, especially with building life-long connections with the players, have been immeasurable.
With Adamson’s departure, the Nor’easters will have big shoes to fill as the club begins an immediate search for a replacement.