Northwoods League: Willmar Stingers co-owner promoted to league president

Ryan Voz will become president/commissioner of the Northwoods League

Willmar Stingers co-owner Ryan Voz converses with a fan before a 2017 game at Bill Taunton Stadium. File photo

WILLMAR — Ryan Voz has been named the president/commissioner of the Northwoods League.

The Willmar Stingers co-owner becomes the fourth person to hold that title in the league, which opened play in 1994.

Voz has spent 22 years in the Northwoods League, which started as an intern with the St. Cloud River Bats in 1998. He was general manager of the Alexandria Beetles from 2001-06, earning Northwoods League Executive of the Year honors in 2002.

He and Marc Jerzak became co-owners of the Stingers in 2010. Willmar won the league’s Organization of the Year Award in 2010.

He’ll continue to operate the Stingers with Jerzak on a day-to-day basis.


“We are excited to welcome Ryan to the front office of the Northwoods League,” Northwoods League chairman Dick Radatz, Jr., said in a statement. “No one is more qualified for this position with his experience and success throughout the evolution of the league.”

Voz immediately resigned his position of the Affiliates Committee Representative on the Northwoods League Board of Directors.

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