The Baltimore Ravens have hired five new staff members to their front office, team president Dick Cass announced Sunday morning.
The following employees have joined the organization in a full-time capacity: assistant certified athletic trainer Ron Medlin, public relations coordinator Tom Valente, digital media staff writer Ryan Mink, digital media production coordinator Phil Cunningham and information technology coordinator Kevin Boyle.
Prior to arriving in Baltimore, Medlin spent the past 16 seasons as the Atlanta Falcons' head certified athletic trainer. He enters his 22nd year in the NFL, having also served five seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
"Ron brings a wealth of experience to our organization," Ravens head certified athletic trainer Mark Smith stated. "Most of his experience in the League has been as a head trainer, so we'll benefit from bringing in someone who has a tremendous track record in the NFL."
Valente joins the Ravens full-time after serving the past two seasons as an intern in the PR department. A 2007 graduate of Ohio University, he worked with the Detroit Lions, Northwestern University and the Miami Dolphins before his time in Baltimore.
Mink, a 2006 graduate of the University of Maryland (College Park), interned for the Ravens' digital media department the last two seasons. He has worked as one of the primary beat writers for BaltimoreRavens.com, in addition to helping manage the content and technical aspects of the site. Prior to joining the Ravens, Mink covered the New York Yankees for MLB.com and also covered professional, college and high school sports at The Washington Post.
Cunningham, a Towson University alum, spent the past three years interning for the Ravens. He worked as an undergrad in the Ravens' broadcast department for two seasons, and following his graduation in 2010, completed another internship in the digital media department.
Boyle joins the Ravens after working last season as an intern in the team's IT department. Prior to his time with the organization, he was a government contractor doing purchase and procurement for Science Application Internal Corporation (SAIC). Boyle graduated from Tesst College of Technology in 2010.