Named the eighth President of Major Leagues Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels in 2009. He oversees all areas of baseball operations, sales, marketing, finance and communications.
The Chicago native was born at Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital on West Division and attended Our Lady of the Angels School before moving to Elmwood Park in 1969. After graduating from the University of Arizona, John worked at both Arlington Park and Sportsman Park to help defray college costs before meeting current Angels owner, Arte Moreno, in the mid 80s. This would soon begin his career in the billboard industry which took him from Arizona, back to Chicago, to Phoenix, and eventually Los Angeles.
As one of the initial executives that Arte Moreno appointed after taking ownership of the Club in 2003, the 2017 season marked Carpino’s 14th with the team. He oversees all areas of baseball operations, sales, marketing, finance and communications. As the person in charge of business operations, he has helped the Halos welcome over three million fans for 15 consecutive seasons. John was also an integral part of the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, hosted at Angel Stadium for a record third time, and was involved in the negotiations of the 3 billion dollar television agreement with FOX Sports.
Under his leadership, Angel Stadium has become one of the premier destinations in California for non-baseball events including concerts such as The Rolling Stones, U2, Kenny Chesney, Katy Perry and more. In addition to his role with the Team, Carpino oversees AM830 Radio; the home of Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks Hockey, and Notre Dame Football in Southern California.
He has helped lead the Angels to unprecedented financial growth in the sponsorship and ticketing divisions. Since his arrival, the Angels have had 7 post season appearances and rank 5th in attendance with over 44 million Fans. In 2009, ESPN Magazine Rated the Angels #1 Team in all major sports and they have finished as the #1 MLB Franchise in 9 of Carpino’s first 11 years. In 2014, the Orange County Register published a front page headline, “The Angels are the Best Run Franchise in MLB”.
His vision and creativity have emphasized the Angels’ heritage with a reintroduction of the Angels Hall of Fame and the celebration of the Angels 50th Anniversary. Popular giveaways have been paramount to the excitement that surrounds the game experience. During John’s time with the Angels, they have set several Guinness© World Records including “the Most People Wearing Wrestling Masks” and have developed theme nights such as “Christmas in June,” featuring a Santa Rally Monkey in 2017. His efforts to create a brand that connects socially and remains in sync with current trends remains an unwavering goal while focusing on fan engagement.
John Carpino was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.