University of Southern California

Arturo “Arte” Moreno
Owner
Company: 
Angels Baseball

Arte Moreno was introduced as the third owner in Angels' franchise history in May 2003. As owner of the Angels, Moreno's impact has been immediate. He has guided the Angels with a large market approach which led to four West Division championships and six consecutive seasons drawing over three million fans, resulting in a combined home attendance of over 20 million. In just four years, his support of the Baseball Operations Department has culminated in the key free-agent signings of 2004 A.L. MVP Vladimir Guerrero, 2005 Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon, eight time Gold Glove outfielder Torii Hunter, Kelvim Escobar, Orlando Cabrera and Gary Matthews Jr.

Following the 2005 season, Moreno was honored by the Los Angeles Sports Council as Los Angeles Sports Executive of the Year. And earlier that year Time Magazine named him as one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.

During Moreno's tenure, the Angels have been among the industry's best in the areas of Player Development and Scouting. The Angels minor league affiliates have reached the playoffs 21 times while capturing 14 division titles and four league titles. The Angels' farm system posted winning records in five of the six seasons (2003-05-06-07-08) and was named "Minor League Organization of the Year" in 2003 by The Sporting News and 2007 Farm System of the Year by the Minor League News.

Moreno advanced the establishment of the Angels Baseball Foundation in June 2003. The Foundation focuses on initiatives aimed to create and improve education, health care, arts and sciences, and community-related youth programs throughout the region, in addition to providing children the opportunity to experience baseball and its positive attributes.

In addition to his responsibilities with the Angels and various committees within Major League Baseball, Moreno is also a member of the Little League Foundation Board of Trustees, which assists Little Leagues in all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 other countries with more than 2.7 million participants.

In the mid-80s, Moreno was among a group who owned the former single-A Salt Lake Trappers of the Pioneer League. Under his group's ownership, the Trappers went on to win three championships. He was later an original investor in the Arizona Diamondbacks, and a former part owner of the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

A native of Tucson, Ariz., Moreno served his country in Viet Nam as a member of the U.S. Army. After his tour of duty, he attended the University of Arizona, graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing. Moreno and wife Carole are active in their own philanthropic efforts. They established the Moreno Family Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations focusing on youth and education. They are the parents of three children.