Tony Clark, 48, is the first former player to serve as Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, overseeing all aspects of the union’s operations, including contract administration, grievance arbitration, and pension and health care matters.
Following a 15-year playing career, Clark joined the MLBPA as director of player relations in March 2010, leading the union’s efforts to expand and improve the areas of membership communications and education. He was named deputy executive director in July 2013 and became executive director in December 2013.
Scott became an attorney dedicated to baseball because he saw a need for qualified representation and fair treatment of players in the industry. The Boras Corporation consists of four companies with over 500 years of professional baseball experience dedicated solely to the service of baseball players. The Boras Corporation, Boras Marketing, Boras Sports Training Institute and Personal Management Consultants simplify the complex issues, as well as on and off field decisions, confronting players and their families.
Involved with professional baseball since 1974. Played infield and outfield with the St. Louis Cardinals (1974-77) and Chicago Cubs (1977-78) organizations. Is an Attorney at Law who practiced as a medical litigator in a large Chicago firm prior to representing baseball players. Earned All-America honors and served as team captain at University of the Pacific. Inducted into the UOP Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. Named 2002 Alumnus of the Year of the McGeorge School of Law.
For four decades, Stan Kasten has been a highly respected sports figure and developed a reputation for creating winning franchises, relying on three pillars – scouting and player development, enhancing the fan experience and community outreach – to establish franchises built for long-term success on and off the field.
That track record has continued during his tenure with the Dodgers, where the club has had an unprecedented run of success. On the field, Los Angeles has clinched eight consecutive NL West division titles, won three of the past four National League pennants and was crowned as 2020 World Series champions. Since Kasten became the Dodgers’ President and CEO, the team has topped the Majors in attendance each full season under his leadership while continuously making improvements to Dodger Stadium to keep the league’s third-oldest stadium among the best facilities in baseball. The Dodgers were also named ESPN’s 2020 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year for the work and community impact of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. These achievements led Major League Baseball to award the Dodgers the 2022 All-Star Game (rescheduled from 2020), bringing the league’s jewel event back to Los Angeles for the first time since 1980.
Sam Kennedy is in his 20th season with the club and his sixth as President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his role with the Red Sox, Kennedy also acts as Chief Executive of Fenway Sports Management, and FSG Real Estate, sister companies to the Red Sox under the Fenway Sports Group family.
A native of Brookline, MA, who grew up within walking distance of Fenway Park, Kennedy, 48, joined the Red Sox in 2002 after six years working for the San Diego Padres from 199 6 2001. Since joining Fenway Sports Group, Kennedy has played a key role in the renaissance of the Red Sox, including winning four World Series titles, preserving and protecting Fenway Park and establishing the Red Sox as an active participant in the New England community.
Randy Levine begins his 22nd season as President of the New York Yankees in 2021. He was named to his position in January 2000, becoming the first person to hold the post with the club since 1986.
Under his supervision and guidance, the franchise constructed the state-of-the-art Yankee Stadium, completing the facility on time for the beginning of the 2009 season, which culminated in the franchise’s 27th World Championship. The Yankees topped the American League in average home attendance in 16 of the last 17 seasons with fans in attendance from 2003-2019.
Kurt Badenhausen is a sports valuations reporter at Sportico. Prior to joining Sportico, he was a senior editor at Forbes where he worked from 1998 to 2021. He co-engineered Forbes’ annual sports team valuations and launched numerous initiatives at the company, including annual features on brand valuations, best banks and top business schools. He profiled a bunch of athletes who go by one name: LeBron, Shaq, Danica and others for the magazine. Prior to joining Forbes, Badenhausen worked at Financial World magazine where his coverage focused on investing, mutual funds and the business of sports. He graduated from Colgate University with a degree in history and resides in New Jersey with his wife, two sons and black lab.
Senior Sports Valuations and Legal Reporter, Sportico
Peter J. Schwartz is the senior sports valuations and legal reporter at Sportico. Previously, he worked as a reporter focusing on sports business—compiling team, brand, and sports media valuations—at Bloomberg News and Forbes. He also has covered billionaires, mutual funds, private equity, and stocks and bonds. Peter is co-author of “Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game,” a New York Times bestselling book, and it's follow up, “The Law of Baseball: Judges as Umpires” (coming soon). He also has served in writing capacities for former U.S. President Bill Clinton and New York City’s bid for the Olympic Games; and he has been a business valuation, expert testimony, and commercial litigation consultant.