Royals Board of Directors 2021

Winchester Royals VP, JR

JR Burns


JR Burns began his volunteer work with the Royals in 2012. He works full time at Axalta Coatings Systems in Front Royal VA. and lives in Stephens City VA. with his wife and three boys Christian, Caleb, & Carson. Caleb was the bat boy for the Royals for 2 years. You will find him helping in the ticket booth at all home games along with Mrs. Betty.

Mitch Rode

Vice President


Missy Roby


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Betty Phillips


Betty has been working with the Royals since the beginning. She works in the concession stand and then started working at the gate doing 50/50. Betty was the first Secretary of the Royals a position that she held until the 2018 season. She had been the treasurer since the 1990's. Betty and her husband, Jim, kept players from 1980 until 1996 at which time they downsized and they lost a bedroom. She has made many friends through the Royals and keeps in touch with many of them.


Jim Shipp

Member of Executive Committee

Additional Board Members

  • Tom Beyer

  • Nate Crandell

  • Jim Phillips

  • Karen Shipp

  • Suzanne Whitacre