Angela Batinovich

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Angela Batinovich is an American businesswoman. She is the creator of "Bat's Daughter", a successful line of women's clothing, and the founder of AMBLA, INC., a company that invests in small start-up fashion lines. Her father, Robert Batinovich, is a successful real estate investor and manager.

From 2005-2009, she was the majority shareholder and managing partner of the Portland LumberJax franchise of the National Lacrosse League. The LumberJax were successful on the floor, reaching the playoffs in three of the four seasons including a trip to the Championship game in 2008, but failed to draw sufficient crowds in Portland. The team folded after the 2009 season.[1]

Batinovich, at 24 years old, was the youngest owner in major professional sports. On May 8, 2006, she was named the NLL Executive of the Year.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On December 23, 2006, Batinovich announced her engagement to LumberJax player Adam Bysouth.[3] On July 28, 2007, the two were married in Hillsborough, CA. Among the people in attendance were Portland goaltender Dallas Eliuk and NLL Commissioner Jim Jennings.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LumberJax will move from Portland". Portland Tribune. May 4, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Batinovich Named Executive of the Year". NLL web site. May 8, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  3. ^ Bachman, Rachel (December 23, 2006). "A happy tale of star-lacrossed lovers". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  4. ^ "BATINOVICH AND BYSOUTH MARRIED THIS WEEKEND". NLL.com. July 31, 2007. Archived from the original on 23 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-05.