Who runs the Diamondbacks? The Front Office explained
The Arizona Diamondbacks are not a faceless organization. They have many executives that are out in the public and talking to reporters about the team. Some of them are well known, whereas others are not. Yet, everyone holds an important role in preparing our favorite team for MLB play.
In this slideshow, I will go through some of the most important people in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. If you want the complete layout of the Diamondbacks organization, click here. Let’s start from the top shall we?
Owner and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Owner and Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick:
Ken Kendrick has owned the Diamondbacks since 2004 when he purchased the majority shares of the team from Jerry Colangelo. Ken helped bring the team to Arizona originally in 1998 by being a minority owner. He is not often in the spotlight when it comes to interaction with fans or media. If you want some more information, check out this recent article from Venom Strikes on Kendrick!
President and CEO Derrick Hall:
Now Derrick Hall is the spokesperson for the Diamondbacks. He is the one doing the majority of the interviews with fans and media. He goes on broadcasts, interacts with fans, and does Twitter AMA’s. Derrick is the 4th longest CEO in MLB today. Derrick has been instrumental in developing a positive work culture within the Dbacks. He has changed the culture of organization and made the Dbacks one of the best places to work. He’s seen as a leader in the Valley and someone who actually cares about the average fan and citizen in Arizona.