Front Office biographies

Kevin Uhlich, Senior VP-Business Operations

Kevin Uhlich was named the Royals Senior Vice President-Business Operations on November 7, 2006. Uhlich has 37 years of professional baseball experience, most recently serving as Executive Vice President for the Washington Nationals in 2005 and 2006. Uhlich oversees the entire business side of the Royals organization and was specifically involved in the renovations of Kauffman Stadium, which were completed during the 2009 season. Uhlich also led the Club's efforts in the planning and execution of the 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Kansas City in 2012.

Prior to his tenure with the Nationals, Uhlich spent 28 seasons in the Los Angeles Angels organization, starting as a batboy with the club in 1976. He worked his way through the Angels organization, serving as Vice President of Stadium Operations and Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations. He was then named the club's Senior Vice President of Business Operations in 2002; the same season the Angels won their first World Series title.

During his time with the Angels, Uhlich spearheaded the $140 million renovation of Anaheim Stadium that was completed in 1998 and changed the Angels' brand identity to southern California's only “red team”; a branding strategy which more than a decade later still dominates the geographic area.

He joined the Washington Nationals organization as their first Executive Vice President as the club made the historic move from Montreal to Washington, D.C., prior to the 2005 season. He assembled the club's entire business department in just 45 days while also supervising a renovation of RFK Stadium leading up to the inaugural game. During the first two years, while the club was owned by Major League Baseball, Uhlich continued to lead the business efforts as the Nationals transitioned to the new Lerner family ownership group. During his tenure in Washington, he also was instrumental in the design and planning for Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., which opened prior to the 2008 season.

Uhlich and his wife, Juanita, have twin boys, Chase and Cody, and a daughter, Katie. They reside in Overland Park, Kan.


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