Echols Selected as AMC Civic Leader for Joint Base Charleston

RiverDogs President will serve as one of Charleston’s representatives in leadership conferences

CHARLESTON, S.C. – General Carlton D. Everhart and Joint Base Charleston have announced that RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols has been named an Air Mobility Command (AMC) Civic Leader and will represent Joint Base Charleston at the Major Command level.

Alongside General Everhart and fellow civic leader selection Cheryl Clark, Echols will represent Charleston in several leadership conferences as a community leader in the position until 2020.

"The Air Mobility Command civic leader program provides an opportunity to explore and exchange ideas, inform communities, and learn about how our operations have an impact worldwide. It is vitally important we have a vibrant civic outreach program. We look forward to Mr. Echols' participation and continued support of the men and women of Joint Base Charleston and Air Mobility Command," said Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command Commander.

As civic leaders serve a three-year term, they will visit numerous AMC installations to gain a full understanding of the unique service AMC provides to the warfighter. Past visits have included visits to some of the most active bases in the Air Force, often including co-located military branches. These visits give AMC civic leaders a chance to not only see the Air Force perspective of global operations, but also learn how the Total Force integrates to accomplish the nation’s military mission.

"The Air Mobility Command civic leader program brings together a diverse group of highly-successful civic leaders committed to supporting our Armed Forces. Those selected represent excellence in their communities and demonstrate a willingness to selflessly commit their time, talents and ideas to their Air Force, our Airmen as well as military families,” added Col. Chris Karns, Director, AMC Public Affairs.

“This is a tremendous honor to be associated with this prestigious program,” said Echols. “The AMC Civic Leader program is a great opportunity to see some of the astounding leadership from our military first hand and it’s a privilege to be an honorary representative of Joint Base Charleston.”

The RiverDogs president becomes the next Joint Base Charleston representative in a list that has included Clark (Holiday Inn Charleston), Jim Geffert (Dale Carnegie SC), Mallory Factor (IntraBio Inc.), Mary Graham (Charleston Metro Chamber), Peter Wertimer (Chernoff Newman), and Sean Tracey (Charleston Metro Chamber) in past years.

About the RiverDogs

The Charleston RiverDogs, the Class A affiliate of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, are Charleston’s leader in affordable sports entertainment. Recently recognized with the Bob Freitas Award as the top Class A operation by Baseball America in 2017, the RiverDogs are coming off their most successful season when they welcomed over 300,000 fans through the turnstiles for the first time in franchise history. In 2016, the RiverDogs were the recipient of the Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award, presented to a team or individual in Minor League Baseball for outstanding support of the United States Armed Forces and veterans, both at the ballpark and in the community.

RiverDogs single-game tickets, including options to the Riley Park Club, are now available for the 2018 campaign, the club’s 25th season as the RiverDogs and their “175th season in dog years.” The RiverDogs begin the season on April 12 when they host the Kannapolis Intimidators at The Joe after a week on the road. Ticket information can be secured by contacting the box office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com/tickets.