san diego chapter presents
Richard "Sandy" Alderson, Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Padres
||Wednesday, June 14th 2006
||3:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Courtyard by Marriott at Spectrum Center (Courtyard San Diego Central)
8651 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123
About the Topic
The Business of Sports: How Analytics and Business Discipline Transformed Major League Baseball
Richard "Sandy" Alderson, the new Padres Chief Executive Officer, is formerly the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball. Alderson joined Major League Baseball in New York in 1998 after spending seventeen years with the Oakland A's.
When Alderson joined the Oakland A’s, he had very little in common with typical Major League Baseball executives. Instead of rising up through team management as a former baseball player, his background was as a former Marine Infantry Officer and a Harvard Law School graduate.
Unorthodox at the time, Alderson’s approach launched a new business paradigm. As chronicled in the best-selling book Money Ball, Alderson’s tutelage helped transform the A’s into a leading baseball club.
The A's won four American League West Championships during his tenure (1988, ‘89,‘90,‘92), participated in three consecutive World Series (1988-90) and captured the World Series in 1989. In addition, the A's farm system produced three consecutive Rookies of the Year from 1986-88.
Join us for this twist on planning and an opportunity to meet the Padre’s Sandy Alderson!
Sandy Alderson left a private law practice in 1981 to become the A's General Counsel. He served as General Manager from 1983 through 1997 and as President from 1993 to 1995 and from 1997 through his departure from the A's in 1998.
In his role with Major League Baseball, Alderson oversaw Baseball Operations, Umpiring, On-Field Operations and Security and Facility Management. In addition, he was in charge of various special projects involving international play, including Major League Baseball's participation in the 1999 Pan American Games, the historic games with the Cuban National Team in the spring of 1999 and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where Team USA won the Gold Medal.
Alderson holds degrees from Dartmouth College (1969) and Harvard Law School (1976). He also served four years as a Marine Infantry Officer with a tour of duty in Vietnam.
We invite you to join ASP for this unique look at sports industry strategy.