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Rick Janec
Rick  Janec

Director of Major Gifts

  • Joined the staff in 2012 after most recently serving as the Vice President for the Greenberg Sports Group and the State College Spikes Baseball team.
  • Prior to that Rick served as the General Manager of the Spikes and was involved in all aspects of startup of the franchise as well as design of the on campus Penn State baseball facility, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
  • In total, Rick spent 15 years in professional baseball including five years with the Altoona Curve, and five years with teams in California and Arizona.
  • Before baseball, Rick worked in Advertising for the Daily Herald Newspaper in Chicago, the city in which he grew up.
  • Rick graduated from Texas Christian University and resides in State College with his wife Cathy, and two children, Catelyn and Luke.