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Silver Knights Promote Cook, Arend as New Leadership Team

August 27, 2019
Silver Knights Promote Cook, Arend as New Leadership Team
Former FCBL Batting Champ Cam Cook Takes the Reins as GM; NH Native-Katie Arend
Becomes AGM


 The Nashua Silver Knights today promoted Operations Manager, Cam Cook, to the role of

General Manager and Katie Arend to Assistant General Manager as the club heads into the
offseason. Cook takes over for Dave Pahucki, who has left the organization for another
Fans will remember Cam Cook from the two championships he won with the organization in
2016 and 2017— the latter season also one in which he set the Futures League record with 81
hits during the summer. Cook is a Nichols College graduate, where he earned a degree in
Business Administration in 2018 and captained the baseball team for three years. He returned to
the Silver Knights in April and successfully recruited over 20 gameday staff members and
ballpark interns in the weeks leading up the season. He also helped lead the popular Nashua
Silver Knights Youth Baseball Camp in July with the team’s coaching staff. In his new role, he
will lead all business aspects of the organization.
“I am thrilled to be able to take on a new leadership role with the team I love,” said Cook.
“When my playing career ended, I set my sights on making meaningful contributions in a
baseball front office. To do so here in a place where I have so many great memories is as
exciting as it gets.”
As Cook ascends to the role of General Manager, one of the aforementioned Nashua Silver
Knights summer staff members, Katie Arend, becomes the Assistant General Manager of the
organization. Arend is a longtime resident of Newfields, NH where her family first became
familiar with the Futures League as a host family for multiple players in the former-Seacoast
Mavericks organization in 2011 and 2012. She holds a Masters in Sport Management from
Florida State University and was a Division I swimmer at the University of Vermont while
earning her undergraduate degree in Business Administration.
"It was such a fulfilling summer to be able to contribute to the Silver Knights organization while
helping fans in the box office and greeting them in the stands,” said Arend. “I am looking
forward to a full offseason of work in the Greater-Nashua community and can't thank the
Creedon family and Cam Cook enough for trusting in my abilities and giving me this
“While we are sad to see Dave Pahucki move on, my family and I wish him all the best and are
grateful to him for his steady leadership during the team's ownership transition,” said Silver
Knights owner John Creedon, Jr. “At the same time, we are excited for the new ideas and energy
that Cam and Katie bring to the table in their new roles. No one will work harder to make the
Silver Knights' brand shine more than the two of them.”
Cook and Arend will have no time to rest. Major offseason projects include the launch of a brand
new reading program and pen pal club in the Nashua schools and the hiring of a new Manager to
replace B.J. Neverett, who recently retired after nine years with the team.