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    Frank Thomas

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    Frank Thomas, nicknamed “the Big Hurt”, is a first ballot baseball Hall of Famer, two-time American League Most Valuable Player, and five-time American League All-Star who spent the majority of his illustrious professional baseball career playing for the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays. In addition to his incredible professional career and…

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    Jacque Rahe


    Jacque Rahe serves as the Executive Director of Dyersville Industries, Inc., d.b.a. Dyersville Economic Development Corporation (DEDC), a private non-profit organization that facilitates the economic development activities for the community. She has been in this role since the early 90’s, starting as the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director after the Field of Dreams…

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    Flint Drake


    Flint Drake grew up on an Iowa farm, graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law, and is now the principal in Drake Law Firm, PC, a boutique law firm based in Dubuque and focused on real estate development, complex transaction structuring, business and banking law and estate planning and probate. Flint has served on…

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    Rick Heidner


    Rick Heidner is an avid baseball fan and Chicago area real estate developer and entrepreneur. Through Go The Distance LLC, Rick was an initial investor with the late Denise Stillman in the Field of Dreams Movie Site, and is passionate about fulfilling her dream for developing the property into a world class destination for those…

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    Keith Rahe


    Keith Rahe is lifelong resident of Dubuque County and has served as a community leader throughout the region, holding positions in tourism and economic development. Keith serves as President & CEO of Travel Dubuque, and has also been involved with the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa, founding and managing its world-famous Ghost…

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    Dan Evans


    Dan Evans has enjoyed a successful career in professional baseball featuring decision-making roles with five MLB franchises spanning over four decades, including having the second best mark for any General Manager in Los Angeles Dodger history at the time of his departure. He is on SABR’s Board of Directors, consulted for many worldwide entities, and currently mentors…

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