Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Michael Young is entering his fifth season with the Dodgers. In his role, he oversees corporate partnership sales, and is responsible for overseeing and developing the joint sales strategies and relationships with Dodgers' media partners. He also sits on the board for the club's Spring Training home, Camelback Ranch – Glendale.
In 2011, Young was responsible for forging the new radio broadcast partnership between the Dodgers and Clear Channel's KLAC.
2012 will be Young's 27th year in professional sports (10 as a professional football player and 17 in the front office). He joined the Dodgers following 13 years with the Denver Broncos, where he was responsible for corporate partnerships, marketing and branding. While with the Broncos as the Senior Director of Special Projects for the NFL club, he developed and was responsible for the Broncos Corporate Sponsorship department. In that role, helped orchestrate the entire re-branding of the Broncos organization, including new uniforms, which have become the template for the majority of all new uniform designs in football today.
Young also served as the Executive Vice President of the Arena Football League's Colorado Crush. Along with NFL Hall of Famer John Elway, he helped develop the team from the ground up and the Crush won the Arena League championship in its third season.
Young, 50, successfully made the transition to the Broncos' front office after a 10-year career as a wide receiver in the NFL. He played for the Los Angeles Rams (1985-88), Broncos (1989-92), Philadelphia Eagles (1993) and Kansas City Chiefs (1994). He was considered one of the NFL's most reliable third-down receivers and was the Broncos' leading receiver in 1991.
The Visalia, CA native was a two-sport athlete at UCLA, where he was an Academic All-Pac 10 selection in 1984 after teaming up with current UCLA Head Football Coach Rick Neuheisel to lead all receivers in the Bruins' Rose Bowl Championship. Following the 1985 Fiesta Bowl, in which he was the leading receiver, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams. Young also played two seasons on the UCLA baseball team, batting .311 before being drafted by the New York Mets. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.
Young credits his career in sports to the Dodgers' legendary team physician, Dr. Frank Jobe, who currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Chairman. Shortly after Young separated his left shoulder as a 16-year-old prospect, Dr. Jobe performed shoulder surgery that would put his athletic career back on track.
Young sits on the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission and is on the board for the Los Angeles Sports Council. He is a "Pink Tie Guy" for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and a past Spokesman for the Colorado Special Olympics and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Recreation & Tourism Department at Cal Poly University.
Young and his wife, Jill, reside in Pasadena and have three daughters, Christine, Britteny and Madison.
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