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Phillies name Stiles executive VP and COO

The Phillies have promoted Michael Stiles to executive vice president and chief operating officer, a role in which he will "spearhead all business operations and supervise the general administration of the club."

Stiles, who has served as senior vice president for administration and operations since 2007, joined the Phillies' front office staff in 2001 as vice president for administration and operations.

"I greatly appreciate the opportunities afforded to me by the Phillies and the confidence they have shown in me," Stiles said in a statement. "It is a privilege to work with the exceptionally fine people in this organization and in an industry as exciting as Major League Baseball."

Stiles, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Villanova University School of Law, held a variety of positions in public service for 30 years before joining the Phillies, including work as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and an elected trial judge in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia County.

"Mike is highly respected by the Philadelphia business community, Phillies staff and those in baseball who have come to know him since joining the Phillies 14 years ago," Phillies president Pat Gillick said in a statement. "Mike has proven himself to be a strong leader on a wide variety of critical business issues. He is a trusted advisor to many, but particularly to me, David Montgomery and our ownership group."

Joey Nowak is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak.
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