Mike Dee has been named president and CEO of the San Diego Padres. Dee had previously spent eight seasons with the Padres, from 1995–2002, as the senior vice-president of business affairs.

“We are ecstatic to bring Mike back to San Diego as our president and CEO,” said San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and Lead Investor Peter Seidler in a joint statement. “He has the experience, passion and intellect to drive this organization to great success.”

Most recently, Dee served as the CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. He also worked as executive vice-president of business affairs for the Boston Red Sox beginning in 2002 prior to his promotion to chief operating officer in 2004.