Tom Schieffer, who was appointed Monitor of the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise by Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, has selected John Allen, the former Chief Operating Officer of the Cincinnati Reds, as his assistant in the oversight of the day-to-day operations, business and finances of the Club and its related entities.
Allen joined the Reds in 1995 as controller and was named managing executive of the franchise in 1996. Serving as the Club’s COO from 1999 through the 2007 season, Allen was responsible for all business and ballpark operations of the organization. Allen was involved in all aspects of the development and construction of Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati prior to its 2003 opening. Before joining the Reds, the Kansas native worked for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers of the International League, serving as director of business operations for five years.
Schieffer said: “I am pleased that John Allen is coming on board to assist in the monitoring of the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise. As a longtime baseball executive, John provides a wealth of acumen that will be very beneficial as we continue forward in this process to help the Dodgers.”
Source: Major League Baseball
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