The Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) has named Derrick Hall, Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO, its 2018 Visionary Award Winner, the sole individual recognized with an award at the ALSD Conference annually. Hall will be presented with the award tomorrow, June 25 at the ALSD Conference and Tradeshow in
The Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) has named Derrick Hall, Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO, its 2018 Visionary Award Winner, the sole individual recognized with an award at the ALSD Conference annually. Hall will be presented with the award tomorrow, June 25 at the ALSD Conference and Tradeshow in Atlanta.
"I am honored to be named among the best in the sports business by ALSD," said Hall. "I am truly grateful for the support that our D-backs Team Players contribute daily to the Circle of Success. I am proud of their work to carry out the vision of making the D-backs not only the best place to work in all of sports but to ensure our fans always have an enjoyable experience."
Considered by many to be among the future leaders of the game, Hall has turned the D-backs into a model franchise within the sports industry and throughout the business world during his thirteen years at the helm of the club. Hall focuses the organization's efforts in five areas he has called the "Circle of Success" - fan experience, performance, community, culture and financial efficiency - each of which has seen tremendous success during his tenure.
The Arizona Republic named Hall one of 16 Arizonans to watch in 2016, citing his "positive influence [that] grows larger by the year" as someone who "works effortlessly to promote Metro Phoenix and the state." He was also named by Rise Global to its list of 100 Most Influential CEOs, a group that includes names such as Rupert Murdoch, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Tim Cook, Biz Stone, Marissa Mayer and Larry Ellison.
Among his most significant accomplishments during his tenure as President & CEO has been the opening of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the D-backs' Spring Training home in Scottsdale; hosting the 2011 Major League All-Star Game at Chase Field for the first time ever; three Postseason appearances; the positioning of the D-backs as one of the largest philanthropic entities in the Valley, having surpassed $50 million in charitable giving since the team's inception in 1998, including more than $6 million last season; and the creation of a corporate culture that led Yahoo! to deem the club as "the best workplace in sports."