|Front Office Biographies|
Executive Vice President & CFO
Tom Harris enters his 20th year with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 and his eighth as the organization's Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
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 oversees all general accounting, finance, stadium operations, risk management and administrative activities and ensures operations are in accordance with ownership goals and objectives. Harris was promoted to his current position in October 2006 after serving as Senior Vice President, Finance since May 2005.
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 $180 million of debt in the last nine 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 two years. Prior to entering the sports industry, he was employed by Gene A. Schwarzkopf, CPA, Ltd. for three years. He began his professional 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 past Chairman and current board member for Special Olympics Arizona, the American Heart Association, a member of the finance committee for 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 2005.
Harris and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Phoenix with their children, Sean, Sarah, Kelly and Katie.
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