ANAHEIM, CA – Tim Mead, Vice President, Communications will depart the Angels following 40 seasons with the Club after being named the President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in an announcement made earlier today.
“We congratulate Tim Mead on the announcement that he has accepted a position as President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame,” Angels owner Arte Moreno said. “Since joining the Angels in 1980, Tim’s love of the game, his dedication to our Organization, along with his extraordinary work ethic, have been invaluable to the Angels. He is the perfect fit to represent the Hall of Fame’s rich history and bright future; we wish him all of the best, and look forward to his continued success.”
Mead began his career with the Angels as an intern in the Public Relations Department in 1980 and five years later (1985) he was appointed Director of Media Relations. Mead would go on to be appointed Vice President of Media Relations in 1991, a title he held until 1994 when he was named Assistant General Manager under GM Bill Bavasi. Mead would return to the Angels Communications Department in 1997 and resumed his role as Vice President, Communications for the next 22 seasons. During his tenure in Communications, Mead has witnessed some of the organization’s greatest moments including: eight of the Angels’ nine postseason appearances, the 1989 and 2010 All-Star Games at the Big A, three Angels winning the A.L. Rookie of the Year Awards, three different A.L. MVP honors captured by the Club, an Angel winning a Cy Young Award, four Angels no-hitters, Rod Carew’s 3,000th hit, Reggie Jackson’s 500th home run, Don Sutton’s 300th win, Albert Pujols’ 500th and 600th home runs and the Halos’ memorable World Series run in 2002.
Over the course of his professional career Mead has been bestowed with numerous awards both inside baseball and out including the 2000 Robert O. Fishel Award for PR excellence, the first Distinguished Alumnus Award for Athletics by his Alma Mater Cal Poly Pomona in 2005, a 2012 Father of the Year recipient by the American Diabetes Association and a 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Orange County Public Relations Society of America. He is a member of the board of directors for the Ronald McDonald House (Orange, CA) and assists in other charitable groups and programs such as Amigos de los Niños, Sunburst Youth Academy and the Gang Reductions Intervention Program (GRIP) in Orange County. He also serves on the advisory committee for the sports management program at Long Beach State.