Janet Marie Smith, Leading Force At Camden Yards, Leaves For Dodgers
The Dodgers announced they hired Janet Marie Smith as vice president of planning and development.
Smith, one of the leading minds surrounding the development of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, returned to the Orioles in 2009. She helped lead the 20th anniversary remodeling of Camden Yards during the last few years, as well as the celebrated renovations to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota.
The Dodgers, who have had various ownership groups during recent years, have sought to re-design Dodger Stadium, now more than 50 years old.
Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos said in a statement: "The Orioles greatly appreciate Janet Marie Smith's efforts over the past three years, as she has overseen the construction of our widely lauded ballpark in Sarasota and many significant enhancements to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. In Sarasota, the goal was to create a ballpark that the local community and all of our fans would be proud to visit, and after two record-setting springs, this has clearly been achieved."
Posted Aug. 6, 2012