University of Southern California

Bob Graziano
Managing Director
Company: 
J.P. Morgan

Prior to his current role, Mr. Graziano was Managing Partner of the Family Advisory Services Group at Northern Trust. Prior to joining Northern, Bob spent 18 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, serving his final six years there as the Club’s President & Chief Operating Officer. He was named to that post on March 19, 1998, becoming only the 11th President in franchise history. He started with the Dodger organization in 1986 as Director, Financial Projects and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1987 and Executive Vice President in 1997.

After earning summa cum laude honors and a Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in accounting, from the University of Southern California in 1980, Bob joined Ernst & Young as a certified public accountant. During his four years with the accounting firm, he serviced a wide spectrum of audit clients, including the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1984, he took a leave of absence from Ernst & Young to work for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee in ticket operations. In 1985, Bob joined WTC Airfreight, an international freight forwarding firm, as Manager, Financial Services.

Bob has built a strong reputation in Southern California due to his community involvement and civic leadership. Bob is Chair of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission which seeks, hosts promotes and retains major sporting and entertainment events that positively impact the Los Angeles economy. Bob also is Chair of the LA84 Foundation which is endowed with the surplus from the 1984 Olympic Games and whose mission is to serve youth through sport. He also serves as a board member of LA’s BEST - a Los Angeles-based after-school educational program, USC Associates, and as an advisory board member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the USC Leventhal School of Accounting and the USC Sports Business Institute. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of World Presidents Organization.