Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dust off the resume: Dolphins in market for CEO


Mike Dee was a part of the leadership group that got the San Diego Padres a new ballpark just under a decade ago, so it's fitting that he's leaving the Miami Dolphins in the wake of the Dolphins' failure to get a new venue approved.

And where is he going? Back to San Diego.

Dee announced Wednesday that he's leaving his post as Dolphins CEO to take over the Padres' President and CEO gig.

“I want to thank (owner) Steve (Ross), all of the members of the Dolphins organization and Dolphins fans I have encountered during the past four years as CEO of the Miami Dolphins," Dee said in a statement, via the Dolphins' website. "First and foremost, you could not ask for a more supportive and enthusiastic owner than Steve. He believes in running a first-class organization and gives each of us the backing we need to succeed.

“. . . However, the prospect to return to lead a franchise where I began my career in sports and in a city that means so much to my family is one I couldn’t pass up. I will always consider my time with the Miami Dolphins and in South Florida as one of the most rewarding periods in my life and I wish the team the best as I look forward to my new endeavor."

Ross said the team will immediately begin its search for a new CEO with the help of Turnkey Sports and Entertainment.

"Mike will be in the office over the next several weeks as he makes the transition to his new position," Ross said. "We wish him and his family the very best in this new chapter of his life.”

Dee worked in the Padres' front office from 1995-2002, according to He then spent time with the Boston Red Sox before joining the Dolphins in 2009.

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