Salvatore DeAngelis was promoted to vice president, operations & security in August 2022 after serving 10 years as the director. Sal joined the Phillies as a game-day usher in 1994 and eventually transitioned into a full-time role in 1999. During his tenure, he has planned and executed such high-profile events as the closing of Veterans Stadium, numerous MLB playoff games, three World Series, the 2008 World Series parade, the 2012 NHL Winter Classic, annual sold-out concerts and ancillary events surrounding the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
In his role, Sal is in constant communication with law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels. He has worked to improve safety procedures at Citizens Bank Park which resulted in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarding the ballpark SAFETY Act Designation in 2019.
Sal was the 2015 recipient of the “Industry Leader Under 40 Award” and more recently was named “Professional of the Year.” In 2019, Citizens Bank Park received the “Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award.” All three awards were given by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.
Moonlighting as an adjunct professor, Sal has taught at Holy Family University, Drexel University and Temple University, lecturing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on sport facility management and event planning. In 2012 he published a chapter for the textbook, Distribution Decisions in Sport Marketing.
Born in Philadelphia, Sal received his bachelor’s degree in management marketing from Holy Family College in 1999 and his master’s degree in sports and recreation administration from Temple University in 2002. He currently lives in Cinnaminson, N.J.