AMLU Board of Directors:

Shaun Francis
President, AMLU

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1st Vice President: Sam Vogt
2nd Vice President: Mario Seneca
Secretary-Treasurer: Tim Hromada
Recording Secretary: Tom Clarke

Shaun Francis began umpiring professionally in 2001 after attending Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring and graduating as an honor graduate. Shaun umpired that summer following graduation in the now defunct All-American Association independent professional baseball league in the Southeast U.S. He spent the next two seasons in the independent Northern League before starting in the ranks of the affiliated minor leagues in 2004 in the New-York Penn League. Shaun was promoted up the ranks of professional baseball to the AAA classification Pacific Coast League, where he was assigned as a crew chief in 2012.

Shaun became President of the Association of Minor League Umpires in January 2007 and since then has been unanimously re-elected as President in 2009 & 2012. Shaun attended Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica NY; The State University of New York, Empire State College in Albany, NY; National Labor College in Silver Spring, MD; and the Harvard Trade Union Program at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.

Shaun led AMLU into an affiliation with Office and Professional Employees International Union, AFL-CIO in 2010.

Baseball Career:
2001 All-American Association (Playoffs & League Championship)
2002 Northern League
2003 Northeast League (Playoffs & League Championship)
2004 New-York Penn League
2005 Midwest League (Playoffs)
2006 Florida State League (Playoffs & League Championship)
2006 Arizona Instructional League
2007 Eastern League
2007 Arizona Instructional League
2008 Eastern League (Playoffs & League Championship)
2009 Eastern League (Crew Chief, All-Star Game, Playoffs & League Championship)
2009 XM-Futures All-Star Game, All Star Weekend, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
2010 Pacific Coast League
2011 Pacific Coast League
2012 Pacific Coast League (Crew Chief & Playoffs)
2012 Triple A All-Star Game, Buffalo, NY

Born in Pittsfield, MA. Grew up in the Albany, NY area, and now resides in Saratoga County, NY. Shaun is engaged to his fiancé Julie, and together they enjoy spending their free time with their 8 nieces and nephew and with their dog Maggie. Shaun’s hobbies include travel, golf and cooking.

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