Director of Special Events
Dingman recently moved to Charleston from Brooklyn, N.Y. and joined the RiverDogs special events team. Prior to working as the Director of Special Events for the RiverDogs, she was the Corporate Events Manager for Alcoa Inc. During her time at Alcoa she worked with the companies Chairman, Executives and Board of Directors planning all high profile and large scale events company-wide.
A native of Johnstown, N.Y., Dingman brings a wealth of event planning experience to the Charleston club and helps oversee the RiverDogs’ numerous year-round events including the RiverDogs Bark for your Brew, the Fun is Good Golf Tournament, Run Forrest Run 5K Race, and Legends in the South Alumni Game.
Melissa McCants Azevedo
Adviser to Special Events
Melissa, a native of Charleston, SC, joined the team in 1989. As a teenager, Melissa answered phones, sold programs, ran merchandise and handled picnics for the Charleston Rainbows. During that time, she was also a part of the name change and logo redesign from Rainbows to the present-day Charleston RiverDogs.
Melissa attended the College of Charleston, where she completed her work-study program in their Media Relations Department while earning a B.A. in Corporate Communications with a concentration in Marketing and Public Relations.
In 1996, Melissa was named Community Relations Director for the RiverDogs. After ten years with the club, Melissa accepted the Director of Sports Marketing position for the College of Charleston where she played an integral part rebranding and in the opening of Patriots Points’ Baseball, Softball & Soccer Facility. That year, Melissa received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the CofC Dept of Communications.
In 2004, Melissa pursued self-employment, launched a web-based business called Here’s The Deal, LLC and also made her way back home to the RiverDogs as the Director of Special Events and later was named Vice President of Special Events. Melissa has continued to follow her passion for Charleston Baseball where she is currently an Adviser to Special Events.
Melissa, her husband, Tyson and daughter Brynlee reside in West Ashley.
360 Fishburne Street Charleston, SC 29401
PO Box 20849 Charleston, SC 29413