HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Katy Feeney Wednesday was named Director of Media and Public Affairs for the National League, replacing Blake Cullen, who announced his resignation effective Dec. 31.
Feeney, daughter of retiring NL president Charles 'Chub' Feeney, has been on the league's public relations staff since 1977.
She has served as Assistant Director of Public Relations since 1979.
Cullen will open an executive search and placement firm for the sports industry. He also has become part owner of a team in the Florida State League.
Cullen joined the league in 1975 as Director of Public Relations after having served previously as Assistant General Manager and traveling secretary for the Chicago Cubs. In 1979 he was named League Administrator with added responsibilities for the umpires and league schedule.
The NL also announced Phyllis Collins has been named the league's Vice President and Secretary. Collins has been with the league since 1978 and has served as league secretary since 1979.
In addition, Lou Krems, business manager of the league since 1969, will be retiring at the end of the year. Krems joined the league office in 1953 when Warren Giles was President.