Vice President of Media Relations
Gene Dias joined the Astros as Media Relations Director in February of 2009 and now enters his second season as Vice President of Media Relations in 2015. Prior to joining Houston, he spent close to 20 years with the Philadelphia Phillies organization in both Media and Community Relations.
In his current role, Dias oversees all baseball and business-related media relations efforts and leads the Astros communications team in developing strategies for the ballclub's business, marketing, foundation, and community public relations initiatives.From 1989 to 2008, Dias worked for the Phillies, first as an intern in the ticket sales office before joining the media relations staff full-time. After serving as Media Relations Manager, he was promoted to Director of Community Relations in 2000 where he was instrumental in creating a number of community-based programs and events, many of which are still in place today. Gene also helped to grow the club's footprint in the community through increased media coverage and by increasing the dollars raised for the club's charity. He was also successful in increasing the player's community involvement and was a member of the Phillies Charities, Inc. Board of Directors. In 2003, the Phillies received the prestigious Philadelphia Sports Congress Community Service Award for the first time. Prior to joining the Phillies, Dias worked as a sports editor for Associated Newspapers in Stoughton, MA.
Throughout his career in baseball, Gene has worked with Major League Baseball, assisting with the media relations duties at several World Series, League Championship Series and All-Star Games.
Gene received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Massachusetts where he was a member of the varsity baseball team. He and his wife Kandee live in Kingwood, TX with their two children, son Maxwell (14) and daughter Sydney (9).
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