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Dennis Mannion

Dennis M. Mannion
Born 1960
New York
Nationality American
Known for Sports executive for MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL teams.

Dennis M. Mannion is the President/CEO of Palace Sports and Entertainment for all Business Operations of the Detroit Pistons, The Palace of Auburn Hills, the DTE Energy Center, and the Meadowbrook Music Festival on the Oakland University campus. Mannion holds the rare distinction of having experience in all four Major League sports: MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL.[1]

Career

After graduating college, Dennis Mannion began his sports management career in Major League Baseball, spending 16 years with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1982 – 1997. He worked his way up through the Phillies organization to serve as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for eight seasons.[2] In Philadelphia he developed a reputation for making major league baseball a fun activity for all fans, young and old, at Veterans Stadium. Mannion played a key role as well in bringing the 1996 MLB All-Star Game to Philadelphia.[1]

Mannion left the Phillies in 1997 for a position as Senior Vice President of Ascent Sports in Denver, Colorado. His duties included handling business operations for the Accent-owned NHL Colorado Avalanche and NBA Denver Nuggets. Mannion also oversaw the movement of both teams games and operations to the newly built Pepsi Center.[1]

His next career move saw Mannion back on the east coast, working in management for the Baltimore Ravens, serving eight seasons as Senior Vice President of Business Ventures from 1999 til 2007. While working for the Ravens organization he oversaw the development of TV and radio shows focusing on the team, expanded Ravens branding opportunities and revenue streams, and brought such events as the 2000 and 2007 Army-Navy Game to M&T Bank Stadium.[3]

Dennis Mannion was on the move again in November,2007, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers. He worked as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer from November, 2007 until March 2009 when he was promoted to President and CEO. Under his leadership the Dodgers led the league in game attendance, and reached the National League Championship Series two consecutive years.[1] With ownership changes in Detroit, and pending change in ownership of the Dodgers organization, Mannion took on his current position in 2011.

Personal

A native of New York, Mannion graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Sports Management. He received the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from his alma mater in 1998. Mannion and wife Pam are the parents of five children.[1] His parents reside in the Detroit, Michigan metro area.[2]

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Preceded by
Jamie McCourt
President of the Los Angeles Dodgers
2009-2010
Succeeded by
Stan Kasten


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