Vice President, Community Relations and Executive Director, Cardinals Care
Michael Hall oversees all business aspects concerning the Community Relations department and Cardinals Care, the charitable arm of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Hall's journey through the Cardinals organization started during the strike year of 1995 working as a telemarketer, selling season tickets via cold calls during the baseball strike. He continued moving up the corporate ladder with a variety of positions, ranging from customer service to on-field entertainment.
His positions included serving as a Customer Service Representative fielding calls to the organization, working in Telephone Operations, which had him assisting in programming stadium phones and managing scouts long distance phone call billing. Hall served as a Runner, overseeing the copying and distributions of game day stats and notes. He worked with Fredbird and with Team Fredbird. His myriad of positions also included calculating game night attendance and serving as a mailroom attendant, distributing mail throughout the organization.
In 1997, Hall moved into the Group Sales department as an account executive managing group accounts and selling group tickets. From there, he moved up to Corporate Sales managing television and radio inventory (drop-ins, spots, etc.) and handled the entire process for ordering promotional items, managing corporate accounts, selling signage, radio, and total promotions. Lastly, he moved up to Group Sales Director overseeing the entire Group Ticket Sales department before moving into his current role in 2008.
Cardinals Care is involved in a variety of programs backed by Cardinals players, coaches and front office staff, allowing for grants to support organizations in and around St. Louis. Since its inception in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $21 million to area organizations and strives to improve the lives of more children every year.
Hall graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing. He resides in Belleville, Ill., with children Michael II and Jada.