President and Senior Staff

Tim Mead

President, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Tim Mead, who has spent 40 years in baseball, is President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cooperstown, New York.

Mead was named to the position on June 24, 2019, and oversees the daily operation of the non-profit, educational institution, whose mission is to preserve history, honor excellence and connect generations.

The organization first opened in 1939 and today employs nearly 100 full-time staff members, welcoming an average of nearly 300,000 visitors annually and more than 17 million visitors since opening.

The Museum’s collections contain more than 40,000 three-dimensional artifacts, as well as nearly 200,000 baseball cards.

The Library catalogs and preserves nearly three million documents including 250,000 historic images and 14,000 hours of original audio and video recordings.

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.

Senior Staff

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Tim Mead, President
Jeff Jones, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration
Sean J. Gahagan, Vice President, Retail Marketing and Licensing
Kenneth Meifert, Vice President, Sponsorship and Development
Jon Shestakofsky, Vice President, Communications and Education
Erik Strohl, Vice President, Exhibitions and Collections

Department Directors

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Kelli Bogan, Director of Digital Assets/Photo Archivist
Bruce Brodersen, Director of Multimedia
Evan Chase, Director of Security
Jim Gates, Library Director
Stephanie Hazzard, Director of Education
Sue MacKay, Director of Collections
Scot Mondore, Director of Licensing and Sales/Marketing Coordinator
Craig Muder, Director of Communications
Mary Quinn, Director of Exhibits and Design
Mike Sayers, Director of Membership
Jason Schiellack, Director of Development and Sponsorship
Whitney Selover, Director of Special Events and Travel
Ryan Selzner, Director of Human Resources
Tom Shieber, Senior Curator
Anne Smullens, Director of Finance

Phone: (607) 547-7200
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