Tim Beach '90
He is a man for all seasons. Tim Beach '90 works full time as vice president of game operations and events for the New York Islanders. He also participates on the game-day staffs for the New York Yankees and New York Jets on a part-time basis and is the stadium director at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
"I've had the opportunity to be at a lot of sports' center-of-the-universe moments," said Beach, citing many Islanders playoff games, Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit and U.S. Open finals as examples.
Beach, who grew up an Islanders fan on Long Island, earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications. In his junior year, he landed an internship in video operations with the Yankees. He still had a semester to go when the Yankees offered him a full-time position as assistant director.
"I aligned all my classes so they were in the morning," he said. "I would finish my classes and go down to Yankee Stadium right after."
Beach worked for the Yankees until accepting a position as the Islanders' director of game operations in the summer of 1992. He was promoted to vice president in 2002.
Beach oversees a staff of seven- including fellow Quinnipiac alumna Erin Willey '09 and Brian Jones '05-and indirectly supervises a crew of 150 on game days. He also works closely with Kimber Auerbach MS '06, the Islanders' director of public and media relations. All three began as interns with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the minor league affiliate of the Islanders.
Beach maintains his ties to Quinnipiac by serving on the School of Communications Advisory Board.
"It's definitely a love-what-you-do job," he said. "There are a lot of weekends and nights in sports. If you love what you do, the hours won't bother you."
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