President and Senior Staff
Before joining the Baseball Hall of Fame, Mead spent his entire baseball career with the Los Angeles Angels organization, including his final 22 years as the team’s Vice President of Communications. In that role, Mead oversaw the team’s media relations, publicity and broadcasting operations. Immediately prior, he served as Angels’ Assistant General Manager from 1994-97. Mead, who began his career as an intern in the Angels’ Public Relations department in 1980, was appointed Director of Media Relations in 1985 and assumed the role of Assistant Vice President of Media Relations in 1991.
During his tenure in Media Relations, Mead and his staff were responsible for the handling of media during the Angels' 1986, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014 postseason appearances, the 1989 and 2010 All-Star Games at Angel Stadium and the Angels’ 2002 World Series Championship season.
Mead was the 2000 recipient of the prestigious Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence, awarded annually by Major League Baseball to an industry executive who excels in promoting the game. He was also honored in 2005 with the first Distinguished Alumnus Award for Athletics by his alma mater, California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. In 2012, Mead was recognized by the American Diabetes Association and the Orange County Father's Day Council as one of four Father of the Year recipients, an award bestowed to 100 men from across the nation who portray and epitomize family, citizenship, charity, civility and responsibility in their everyday lives.
Born in Athens, Greece, Mead is a 1980 graduate of Cal Poly in Pomona, Calif., with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. A dedicated member of the Southern California community over the past four decades, he has served on the board of directors for the Ronald McDonald House in Orange, Calif., and assisted numerous charitable groups and programs, including Amigos de los Niños, the Sunburst Youth Academy and the Gang Reduction Intervention Program (GRIP). Mead has also served on the advisory committee for the sports management program at Long Beach State University and the Dean's advisory board for the College of Communications at Cal State Fullerton. He and his wife Carole have one son, Brandon.