California CEO Forum Presents:
Kasten, President and CEO of
The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers in April of this year for $2 billion culminated a tumultuous, headline-making series of events that included the divorce of former owner Frank McCourt and his wife, and a trip through bankruptcy by one of the nation's pre-eminent sports franchises.
Today the team's players and fans can again concentrate on baseball, with the Dodgers in the capable hands of its new parent company, Guggenheim Partners, and our November 13 speaker, President and CEO Stan Kasten.
For more than three decades, Mr. Kasten has been a highly-respected sports figure and has developed a reputation for creating winning sports franchises.
In 1999, he became the first sports figure to hold the title of president of three different teams in three different major sports simultaneously.
He accomplished this unique feat with Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, the National Basketball Association’s Atlanta Hawks and the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Thrashers.
Mr. Kasten’s professional career is highlighted by the Braves 1995 World Championship. Under his tenure, the Braves and Hawks made a combined 30 post-season appearances and claimed 15 division titles, including 12 in a row during the Braves’ unprecedented run from 1991-2003.
He was president of the Washington Nationals from 2006-10, where he worked to re-energize a dormant baseball fan base and simultaneously establish a crown jewel franchise in Washington, D.C.
Throughout his impressive sports career, Mr. Kasten has relied on three key strategies: scouting and player development, enhancing the fan experience and community outreach, to achieve his goal of establishing franchises positioned for long-term success on and off the field.
A native of Lakewood, N.J., he is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Law School. Kasten and his wife, Helen, have four children.
$65 registration includes breakfast and parking.