Dodgers president named Executive of the Year

Oct 7, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe (5) with owners Mark Walters and Stan Kasten after defeating the Atlanta Braves 3-2 in game four of the National League divisional series at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Sports Council recently named Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten as the 2013 Sports Executive of the Year. Kasten will be honored during the 9th Annual LA Sports Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

In just his second year with the Dodgers, Kasten helped mold a team that last season won the Western Division title and advanced to the National League Championship Series for the first time in four years. Simultaneously, he has helped to re-energize the team’s fan base and re-establish the Dodgers as one of the leading brands in all of team sports, with a team built for long-term success on and off the field.

The LA Sports Awards are presented annually by the Sports Council to celebrate the greatest moments of the year in sports in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. This year’s event will be emceed by popular stand-up comic Bill Engvall.

A highly respected sports figure for more than three decades, Kasten has developed a reputation for creating winning franchises.

The star-studded awards dinner and gala will be televised on Prime Ticket on Friday, March 14 at 9:30 pm PDT.

Topics: Los Angeles Dodgers

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