Vice President of Media Relations
Gene Dias joined the Astros as media relations director in February of 2009 and was promoted to senior director in December of 2010. Prior to joining Houston, he spent close to 20 years in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in both Media and Community Relations.
Dias and his staff handle all baseball-related media relations duties and, as part of the Astros communications team, take part in developing strategies for the ballclub's business, marketing and community public relations efforts.
From 1989 to 2008, Dias worked for the Phillies, first as their Media Relations Manager. In 2000, he was promoted to Director of Community Relations where he was instrumental in creating a number of community-based programs, in increasing the club's footprint in the community through increased media coverage and in increasing dollars raised for the club's charity. He was also instrumental in the player's community involvement and was a member of the Phillies Charities, Inc. Board of Directors.
Prior to joining the Phillies, he worked as a sports editor for Associated Newspapers in Stoughton, MA. He has a 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 (11) and daughter Sydney (6).
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