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Tina Gust '97
Baseball executive

Tina Gust '97, former vice president of business development for Minor League Baseball

Tina Gust '97, former vice president of business development for Minor League Baseball.

Tina Gust '97 is a former vice president for Minor League Baseball, the century-old organization that manages the developmental teams that feed Major League Baseball. 

As vice president of business development, Gust was charged with maximizing Minor League Baseball's revenue-generating opportunities and advancing its company initiatives. She also identifies and reviews new business opportunities. 

She now works as a business consultant.

Gust joined Minor League Baseball in June 1998 as an assistant in the Licensing Department.

She was a Mass Communications major and Marketing minor at St. Cloud State.

"St. Cloud State is truly a family tradition for me," Gust said. "My parents both worked there (now retired), my father, sister and one nephew all graduated from St. Cloud State, and my brother and niece attended St. Cloud State. My sister also worked there for a while. I grew up on campus and while I looked at other colleges, St. Cloud State had a great mass communications department, so my choice was easy."

"When I started at St. Cloud State I didn't really understand the opportunities out there to be involved with sports once your playing days were over. But I was blessed to have some great professors and mentors on campus that took the time to really get to know me, my strengths and interests, and help point me toward my future career. I also had many opportunities through campus activities (I was a Resident Advisor and Assistant Hall Director in the Housing Department; a "Red Shirt" during Orientation, and volunteered with the Sports Information department) to develop the work ethic, and leadership and management skills, that have helped me grow in my career."

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