Any successful business must have multiple components working in harmony to produce results. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the world of professional sports. Fans measure the results of our sports teams by evaluating the won/loss columns. But professional sports teams are much more than just the players we watch. Just like any business, they must be financially sound, and run an operation that shares the same challenges we face every day including; sales, talent evaluation, logistics planning, press relations, community affairs, and much more. They are there under the pressure of public scrutiny that few businesses have to deal with on a consistent basis. This session provides the opportunity for us to learn from one of the best sports organizations in the country, the Philadelphia Phillies, and one of sport’s most successful executives, Mr. Bill Giles.
HOST: ADPI - Advanced Deployment Personnel & Integration
6 - 6:30 pm - Mingling
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Presentation
Bill Giles began his Phillies career as vice president, business operations, following the 1969 season. Three years later he was promoted to executive vice president. He remained president of the club until June 20, 1997, when he moved up to chairman. Giles has held numerous positions with two National League teams, Houston and Philadelphia. He’s served on numerous committees in baseball and has been one of Philadelphia’s most visible community activists. Currently chairman of the Phillies, Bill was appointed honorary National League president early in the 2001 season. Bill represents the NL at the All-Star Game and post-season play. The appointment by Commissioner Bud Selig is a testimony of Bill’s stature in the game.
Guests to park in Lot P, off of Darien Street and enter the ballpark at the "Suite & Club Entrance at Home Plate."
Any questions, please contact Lisa Carnesi, 610 804 1610.