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Executive Vice President & CFO
Tom Harris is in his 22nd year with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016 and is the organization's Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
Harris oversees all general accounting, finance, stadium operations, risk management and administrative activities and ensures operations are in accordance with ownership goals and objectives.
Harris assisted in the negotiations with FOX Sports Arizona on a 20-year extension that begins in 2016 and is the largest financial transaction in franchise history.
The Winslow, Ariz., native played a key role in the opening of the D-backs' Spring Training home, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, as well as the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game held at Chase Field. Under Harris' guidance, through equity and debt restructures, the team has eliminated more than $210 million of debt in the last 10 years.
Harris originally joined the D-backs as Vice President, Finance in July 1995 after leaving the Phoenix Suns and America West Arena, where he was the Financial Controller of the arena for 2 years. Prior to entering the sports industry, he was employed by Gene A. Schwarzkopf, CPA, Ltd. for three years. He began his career in 1985 at Arthur Andersen & Co. Harris earned a B.A. in accounting from Arizona State University, where he also earned his master's Degree in Taxation.
Harris is a board member of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, a board member for the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, a member of the Thunderbirds and was inducted into the ASU School of Business Hall of Fame.
In 2013, Harris was named CFO of the Year by Financial Executives International (FEI) Arizona Chapter, presented by AZ Business Magazine, which recognizes professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. He was a finalist for the award twice (2009 & 2010). Harris was also honored as one of the Phoenix Business Journal's Eight Most Outstanding CFOs.
Harris and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Phoenix with their children: Sean, Sarah, Kelly and Katie.
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