“Nothing in life is easy. You can do anything if you want it bad enough.”
Zach Alderman carries that philosophy with him and thus far, it has taken him into the start of his dream career. Alderman is the Corporate Partnerships Manager for the Winston-Salem Dash Baseball team.
An alumnus of Forsyth Tech, he said he had a great foundation taking general courses and graduating with his Associate in Arts degree focusing on marketing in 2014. “I’m a huge fan of the Forsyth Tech faculty,” said Alderman. “There wasn’t one instructor I couldn’t talk to.”
Forsyth Tech offers several options for transferring to a four-year university with an Associate Degree which is outlined on our website here.
Following graduation from Forsyth Tech, he transferred to Winston-Salem State University to major in sports management and graduated in 2017. During his entire college career, he worked full-time in a local grocery store as Center Store Leader responsible for all the associates.
Alderman was a sports enthusiast growing up, playing football and track, so his goal was to get a job in the sports industry. He began as an intern with the Dash while he was in school at WSSU. Following graduation, he moved to Indianapolis to work for the minor league team, the Indianapolis Indians. Alderman wanted to get back to Winston-Salem so he returned to work as a Marketing Consultant for WXLV, the local ABC affiliate in Winston-Salem. His goal was to get back into sports so he interviewed and was hired full-time by the Dash.
“I give it my all every day and want to pay it forward,” says Alderman as he walks through the concourse at BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem. He is thrilled to be back in Winston-Salem working for the home team. The goal of the staff is to make the baseball game an “experience” for all the fans and to provide fun for all ages.
In Alderman’s role, he maintains relationships with current sponsors and calls on potential sponsors. He said the staff works year-round to prepare for the season, and it’s like a family but they have a good time. In the nine years the Dash has been in Winston-Salem, the majority of the sponsors have returned year after year.
“I get to meet new people every day and work where people go to enjoy themselves,” said Alderman.
He obviously loves what he does. Either the job was made for him or Alderman was made for the job.