Kuhl is team's sixth president

Updated: November 11, 2003, 12:29 AM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Dennis Kuhl, who has 30 years of management experience in the outdoor advertising industry, was hired Monday as the sixth president of the Anaheim Angels.

Kuhl was executive vice president of the western region for Viacom Outdoor for the past eight years.

"I'm excited about becoming part of the Angels' family," Kuhl said in a news release. "This is a championship organization with a great future and great people."

The 56-year-old Kuhl had served as vice president/general manager for Outdoor Systems in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta and as the vice president of national sales and marketing for Gannett Outdoor Advertising.

"`Dennis brings 30 years of sales, marketing and management tools to our organization to help us continue the Angels' baseball tradition and to position us to continue to grow in the greater Los Angeles market," Angels owner Arte Moreno said. "We feel he is a great complement for the Angels' family."

Moreno bought the team from The Walt Disney Co. last May for $184 million. The Angels had been without a president since Tony Tavares resigned on Jan. 4, 2002 -- nearly 10 months before they won their first World Series.

Moreno made his money in outdoor advertising, taking over Phoenix-based Outdoor Systems in the mid-1980s and transforming it into an advertising industry giant before he and a partner sold it for $8.3 billion in 1999 to Infinity Broadcasting Co.

Kuhl, a native of New Jersey, earned a bachelor's of science degree in business administration from the University of Arizona in 1970. He is a current member of the board of directors for both the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, Inc. and the Los Angeles Advertising Club.

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