|Front Office Biographies|
Executive Vice President & CFO
Tom Harris enters his 19th year with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013, including his seventh season as 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. He was a finalist in 2009 and 2010 for AZ Business Magazine's CFO of the Year Award. 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 $175 million of debt in the last eight 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. Harris earned a B.A. in accounting from Arizona State University, where he also earned his Master's degree in taxation. He began his professional career in 1985 at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Harris is past Chairman and current board member for Special Olympics Arizona, the American Heart Association, 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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