Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC Additional Investor Biographies
Paxton K. Baker
Mr. Baker is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of BET Digital Networks for Black Entertainment Television (BET), a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc., and is President of BET Event Productions. Mr. Baker has been actively involved in the entertainment industry and promotion of multi-cultural events throughout the nation. He serves on the boards of the United States Congressional Award, Jazz Alliance International, the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz, the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City and the United States Senate Preservation Board of Trustees.
James T. Brown
Mr. Brown is a TV personality known for being the host of the Fox network's NFL pre-game show Fox NFL Sunday. Beginning with the 2006 NFL season, Mr. Brown will be the host of The NFL Today on CBS and return to play-by-play coverage of NCAA basketball on CBS. Born in Bethesda, Maryland, his involvement in sports began while playing basketball at DeMatha Catholic High School in nearby Hyattsville. In 1994 he accepted the position of host of the NFL on Fox pregame show. Aside from his HBO and television duties, he also hosts a radio sports talk show on Sporting News Radio and the nationally syndicated black talk show "America's Black Forum."
Faye F. Fields
Ms. Fields is the President and CEO of Integrated Resource Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of management support services and information management services to more than nine government agencies. The company has over 100 employees and was awarded the Emerging Business of the Year Award from Black Enterprise Magazine in May 2004. It also received the Washington, D.C. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award in 2004.
Stan Kasten is one of the most experienced and highly regarded executives in professional sports. Prior to being named president of the Washington Nationals, he was TBS Vice-President for sports teams and President of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, and Atlanta Thrashers, as well as Chairman of Philips Arena. Mr. Kasten holds a 1995 World Series Championship and his Braves and Hawks teams have made a combined 30-playoff appearances and captured 15 division titles. He also oversaw the construction and design of the state-of-the-art Turner Field and Philips Arena in Atlanta. He is a former member of both the NBA Board of Governors, and NHL Board of Governors. He is a recipient of New York University's distinguished Alumnus Award and sits on the Board of Directors of the Sports Lawyers Association, which awarded him their coveted "Award of Excellence" in May 2000.
Alphonso Maldon Jr.
Mr. Maldon serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking for PNC Bank. He is the former Executive Vice President, Federal Government Banking and Head of the Washington, D.C. Operation for Bank of America (formerly Fleet Boston Financial Corp.). He previously led Fleet Boston's Corporate Administrative Services Group. He completed a distinguished 21-year military career and in 1999 was the highest ranking African-American in the Department of Defense. Mr. Maldon served in the Clinton Administration as the President's Senior Legislative Advisor for Defense, Veterans, Banking, Intelligence, Trade and Foreign Affairs issues. He was Senior White House Lobbyist for Legislative Affairs to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He also served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Policy. He serves on the board of directors of several companies and organizations.
B. Doyle Mitchell, Jr.
Mr. Mitchell serves as the President and CEO of Industrial Bank N.A., the largest minority-owned commercial bank in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area and the third largest minority-owned financial institution in the country. Industrial Bank has served the District of Columbia for over 70 years. A native Washingtonian, Mr. Mitchell was born and raised in the Washington banking community that his grandfather, the bank's founder, and father helped create. Mr. Mitchell is actively engaged in the greater Washington community serving on the boards of Federal City Council, The Luke C. Moore Academy, the Montgomery / Prince Georges County CEO Roundtable of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the National Coalition of Minority Businesses and the Lincoln Theatre.
Mr. Muñoz heads the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Tobin, Petkus & Muñoz and is also the co-founder of Muñoz Group, a niche investment banking firm. Prior to his current positions, he was the President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an independent agency of the federal government. Prior to OPIC, he was appointed by President Clinton as Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Treasury Department. Hispanic Magazine recognized Mr. Muñoz as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.
Raul R. Romero
Mr. Romero is President and CEO of Alliance Consulting Group, LLC, a marketing consulting group to public and private organizations headquartered in District of Columbia. His focus is in infrastructure projects, Latin American relations and the US Hispanic market. Prior to this position, he was President and CEO of S&B Group, the nation's 3rd largest privately-owned engineering and construction firm. Hispanic Magazine has cited Mr. Romero as one of the 25 Most Powerful Hispanic leaders in the country. President George W. Bush has also appointed him to a number of positions. He serves on the boards of a number of organizations including the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Guaranty Federal Bank and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Rodney E. Slater
The Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation is currently a partner at Patton Boggs, LLP. Mr. Slater's bipartisan and inclusive approach to problem solving has earned him tremendous respect and admiration among his peers. He has excellent relationships with the White House, U.S. Congress, business, labor and political leaders worldwide. He serves on a number of corporate boards, including Northwest Airlines, Kansas City Southern Railroad, Southern Bancorp and ICX Technologies. Mr. Slater also serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the United Way of America, the National Smithsonian Board, the National Urban League, Africare, and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. He is also involved in the Arkansas Children's Hospital, Community for the Future, Boy Scouts of America and Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation.
Jarvis C. Stewart
Mr. Stewart is Chairman and Managing Partner of Stewart Partners, LLC, a government and public affairs firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. He is former Chief of Staff to Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. of Tennessee and was a Staff member to Alexis Herman, the former U.S. Secretary of Labor. Mr. Stewart is well respected in the District for his ability to work with government officials to resolve issues. He has advised former U.S. Presidents, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, Cabinet Secretaries, mayors and Fortune 100 corporations. He is a frequent speaker and commentator to The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Legal Times, Roll Call, the Hill, and Black Enterprise Magazine. Mr. Stewart resides in Washington, D.C. and serves on numerous boards, including the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Corporate Advisory Council, the National Conference and Caucus on the Black Aged, MenzFit, and the YMCA National Capital Area.